Environmental Health

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Environmental Health

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Services Department works to ensure that the air we breathe, the water we drink and use and the food we consume are free of contamination and harm.

Environmental Health Services coordinates and oversees the programs and regulations that prevent illness, disability and death from human interaction with the environment. We investigate and respond to health emergencies including those that may be of a chemical or biological nature and pose a risk to the citizens of Fulton County. The staff of our Environmental Health Services especially works to safeguard the health of populations that may be vulnerable to environmental hazards—children, the elderly and those with disabilities. We serve the public from three district offices.

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environmental health Services & Initiatives

Environmental Justice Initiative

The Environmental Justice Initiative (EJI) strives to ensure that no demographic group is disproportionately affected by adverse environmental conditions created when pollution sources are located in communities with a high minority population, low median income or several other social factors. In 2010, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved funding for an Environmental Planner to implement and provide coordination of the Environmental Justice Initiative within the county. The Environmental Justice Initiative has led to policy and planning changes such as:

  • EJ Amendment to the Zoning Resolution (2013)
  • Pipeline Amendment to the Zoning Resolution (2014)
  • EJ content explicitly written in Fulton County’s Comprehensive Plan 2035 (2016)

ONGOING ACHIEVEMENTS AND OUTCOMES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PROGRAM INCLUDE

  • Providing public health input during preliminary planning discussions such as zoning, advisory/steering committees, and policy development.
  • Building partnerships to address Environmental Justice issues
  • Developing and implementing new policies and/or policy changes that promote the reduction of exposure to environmental hazards or pollutants
  • Assisting residents with taking steps to recognizing potential exposures
  • Providing internal guidance to Fulton County government

The Environmental Justice Program is a 2013 National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Model Practice Award recipient

 

Restaurant Inspection

The goal of the Food Service Program is to reduce the risk of food-borne illness. EH Services permits facilities and conducts food service inspections, provides education, investigates complaints, and assists the Epidemiology Section with food-borne illness investigations.

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Tattoo Body Art Inspection

All Fulton County body art establishment permit holders must have a valid permit, proof of residency, and a current license from the Fulton County Board of Health in order to operate. Body art establishments are defined as any structure on a permanent foundation, holding a valid business license where body art is performed. Learn More

 

POOL iNSPECTIONs

The goal of the Swimming Pool Program is to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with contaminated or hazardous conditions in or around swimming pools that are permitted for

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Well and Septic Inspection

The Goal of the Land Use Program is to reduce and prevent the existence of many diseases and various types of gastrointestinal problems that may be transmitted through the fecal contamination associated with improperly maintained septic systems. Primary duties include oversight and regulatory compliance to ensure the proper disposal of human wastes.

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Hotel and Motel Inspections

The goal of the Tourist Accommodation Program is to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with unsanitary or hazardous conditions in Georgia’s tourist accommodations. EH Services permits facilities, conducts routine inspections at a minimum of twice per year, and assures compliance with regulatory policies.

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RODENT CONTROL

The goal of the Rat Control Program is to regulate the rat-proofing of all existing commercial buildings. EH Services provides education, distributes rat control material to homeowners, and issues notices and citations to violators of the provisions of the regulations.

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Mosquito Treatment

The Goal of the Nuisance Program is to minimize whatever renders or tends to render soil, air, water or food impure or unwholesome. Specific nuisances: conditions conducive to the breeding of flies or mosquitoes. Any foul or decaying material kept, used, or disposed of in such a manner that it becomes offensive, objectionable or detrimental to health or well-being.

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Locations and

Contact Information

College park Regional Health Center

South District Office:

Fulton County public health 

Central District Office:

North Fulton Regional Health Center

North District Office: