Last updated: May 31. 2013 5:22PM - 240 Views
From the Office of Attorney General Roy Cooper

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Environmental Health is a division within the Yadkin County Health Department and is responsible for the protection of public health. Environmental Health professionals:

• Inspect our schools to ensure that our children are educated in a safe and clean environment

• Design, permit, and inspect old and new septic systems to ensure they do not pollute the environment or affect our health

• Inspect our nursing and group homes to ensure that our residents there live in a clean and safe environment

• Inspect all of our food and lodging facilities to ensure that the food that we eat is safe and the places that we stay in are clean

• Investigate childhood lead poisoning cases and pinpoint the cause

• Oversee the cleanup of methamphetamine labs in the community

• Inspect, permit, and test our private wells to ensure that our drinking water is safe

• Inspect our migrant worker housing

• Investigate all environmental health complaints to ensure that our community is protected and safe

• Inspect and test all of our public swimming pools to ensure that they are safe and the water is clean

• Provide public outreach and education on many Environmental Health issues

• Inspect and permit the daycares and after school programs to ensure that our children are in a safe and clean environment

• Inspect and permit tattoo parlors to protect the safety of our citizens

• Provide rabies control by managing exposures and organizing rabies vaccination clinics to ensure that our pets and citizens are protected

These are just a few of the many things that your local environmental health department does for you. We look forward to serving you!

For information on any of the above topics or other environmental health related issues, please contact us during normal business hours at 336-679-4244.

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