Environmental Public Health
The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County works to prevent disease of environmental origin. Environmental health activities focus on prevention, preparedness and education and are implemented through routine monitoring, education, surveillance and sampling of facilities and conditions that may contribute to the occurrence or transmission of disease.
Environmental Health Specialists perform food hygiene, group care, tattoo, body art, mobile home park and tanning facility sanitation inspections; conduct on-site soil evaluations and inspections of septic systems; perform bacteriological and chemical sampling of public and private wells; ensure the proper handling and disposal of biomedical waste; conduct zoonotic disease and rabies investigations and public swimming pool sanitation inspections. Environmental Health Specialists also monitor and permit public drinking water systems and perform well surveillance sampling.