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Environmental Health

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Environmental health examines how different environments affect communities' well-being. The health effects of breathing contaminated air or drinking water, living near abandoned toxic waste sites or being exposed to substances, such as lead, arsenic, pesticides, and heavy metals, are all potentially cause for concern in Pennsylvania, a historically industrial state. Recognizing the prevalence of such issues, Pennsylvania created the Division of Environmental Health, what is now the Division of Environmental Health Epidemiology. 

Mission of the Division

Within the Bureau of Epidemiology, the Division of Environmental Health Epidemiology seeks to promote and enhance the environmental health and well-being of all people in Pennsylvania through data analysis and interpretation and the implementation of public health interventions that ensure environmental justice and health equity.

We practice the 4 C's:

  • Compile environmental health data
  • Create environmental health resources
  • Connect to other stakeholders
  • Consult on environmental concerns

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Contact Us

Do you have an environmental health concern? Complete the environmental health concern form.

For all other divisional inquiries, please email us at or contact us.

Mail: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology
Division of Environmental Health Epidemiology
Health and Welfare Building (Room 933)
625 Forster Street Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120-0701

Phone: 717-787-3350
Fax: 717-346-3286
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.