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Environmental Health: General

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Pools, Spas, and Beaches

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Solid Waste


Environmental Site
Assessments (ESA)

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Healthy Homes

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Animals and Pests

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Tattoos and Body Piercings

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Small Incinerator

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Air Quality

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Environmental Health: General

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.

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.

Please contact one of our General Environmental Health Specialists for more information: or by phone: 812-349-2543, option 5. Office hours for staff are normally 8am to 9:30am Monday through Friday for walk-ins. We urge you to make an appointment prior to walking in as staff may be out of the office doing field work.

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Contact Us

Lori Kelley,
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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