Environmental Health is the effect of physical, chemical and biological factors that can potentially affect human health. We are all affected by the environment we live in – the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat. Drawing on over 100 years of professional experience, we have a range of regular training opportunities for our members.
Environmental Health professionals work to ensure people can live their lives without constantly worrying that environmental factors will impact their health negatively. For instance, parents taking their children to their local swimming pool should be able to trust that the water is safe to swim in; or that going out for lunch to a favourite restaurant will not cause the family food poisoning.
Environmental Health practitioners work to improve our environment and factors that may affect human health through a wide range of skills in many disciplines. Example include:
Drinking water, waste water, recreational and swimming pool water quality
Pollution control and air quality management
Handling, preparation, and storage of food
Licensed premises including hairdressers, tattooists, skin piercers, beauty therapists, and funeral homes
Noise, rubbish and odour complaints
Camping grounds, hoarding and squalor