Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person and encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect your health. Environmental health is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments.
As environmental health specialists, we enforce public health regulations and provide many public health services. We are commonly thought of as health inspectors but this description does not reflect all of our duties. You might find us inspecting a restaurant, giving advice to a homeowner on asbestos or lead paint, investigating a complaint, issuing a septic system permit, inspecting your neighborhood pool, assisting after disasters, interviewing a victim of West Nile, reviewing a proposed subdivision, sending off a rabies specimen for testing and much more.
The Fannin County environmental health office is located at the Fannin County Health Department but Gilmer, Pickens, Cherokee, Murray and Whitfield environmental health offices are located in other county buildings next to county planning and zoning offices.
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