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Environmental Health Hazards

 
 

Our natural and man-made surroundings affect individual and community health. The Public Health Division works with other organizations and regulatory authorities to protect the public against environmental hazards. This is done by assessing and controlling factors in the environment that may impact health.

Public Health Nuisance

Minnesota Statute 145A defines a “public health nuisance" as any activity or failure to act that adversely affects the health of the public. Local Public Health is the designated authority to order the abatement of the threat.

Public health professionals provide education, investigation, and follow-up for public health nuisance complaints.

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Methamphetamine (Meth Labs)

Food Safety and Water Quality

Lead

Lead Poisoning Prevention
St. Louis County public health professionals provide education, investigation, and follow-up for children and pregnant women with elevated blood lead levels.

Asbestos

Mesothelioma is a rare, fatal form of respiratory cancer associated with asbestos exposure.

Mold

Mold is a type of fungus that is present in our natural environment. Mold spores, which are tiny microscopic ‘seeds’, can be found virtually everywhere, including in homes, and are a part of the general dust found in homes.

Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It continuously decays and releases radiation. It is produced from minerals in soil, such as uranium and radium. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless.

Contact

Public Health
Duluth
218-725-5210

Ely
218-365-8200

Hibbing
218-262-6000

Virginia
218-471-7600

Women Infants & Children (WIC)
Duluth
218-725-5211

Ely
218-471-7604

Hibbing
218-471-7604

Virginia
218-471-7604

All contacts