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Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Environmental health is the science and practice of preventing human injury and illness and promoting well-being by (1) identifying and evaluating environmental sources and hazardous agents and (2) limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical and biological agents in air, water, soil, food, and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health.

The Monroe County Health Department has two Environmental Health Specialists who are responsible for the enforcement and compliance with environmental health laws, rules and regulations in Monroe County. They inspect and investigate environmental health concerns, including reviewing and issuing permits, investigating facilities, collecting and testing environmental samples and referring cases to law enforcement agencies as required.

Drinking Water and Lead

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) oversees Indiana's public water supply systems. If you are looking for information on drinking water and lead, please visit their website here.

IDEM - What's In My Neighborhood

Since IDEM was formed in 1986, the agency has been aggressively searching for and cleaning up contaminated properties. The following link offers Hoosiers several ways to access a wide variety of environmental information about your community.

Additional Topics

Animal Management & Rabies Control Bed Bugs
Clandestine (Meth) Lab Cleanup Emergency Spill Response
Environmental Site Assessment Indoor Air Quality (Mold)
Infectious Materials Lead
Mosquito Control Outdoor Air Pollution
PCB Cleanup Pools, Spas, & Beaches
Radon Rats & Mice
Rental Housing Small Incinerator Program
Solid Waste Program Tattoos

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Contact Us

Penny Caudill,
Health Administrator
Health Building
119 W 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2543
  • Fax: (812) 339-6481
  • Staff Directory
  • M - F 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

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