We all want to live in a safe and healthy place -- our neighborhoods, where we work and perhaps most importantly, our homes. Many of us view our homes as a safe haven, a place to reconnect with family and friends. Ironically, however, our home environment can be one of the places that is most likely to make us or our family sick.
The air we breathe, the water we drink and the yard that surrounds our homes may all be contaminated with chemicals that may cause harm. In many cases, these chemicals are not visible, have no odor and are beyond the ability of our senses to detect. And, depending where we live, our home environments may exceed health and safety standards set for industrial work environments. Young children, elderly people and people with impaired immune systems are at greatest risk.
These pages are intended to provide all of us with information to help create a healthy home environment, as well as save time and money.
For more information call (253) 798-6470.
- Applications and Forms
- Business Pollution Prevention
- Community Safety
- Contaminated Sites
- Drinking Water & Wells
- Environmental Health Indicators Project
- Environmental Health Priorities
- Healthy Home Environment
- Planning for Healthy Communities
- Prevent and Respond to Flooding
- Septic Systems
- Surface Water: Lakes, Beaches and Shellfish
- Waste Management
- Wood Smoke Reduction Program