Safe Food, Air, and Water

Air Quality

Monitors and keeps the public informed on the health affects of poor outdoor air quality. Indoor air quality are concerns of Smoke-free Indoor Air and Healthy Homes programs (see links below).  

Chemical Hazards
Works to prevent public exposure to infectious waste, hazardous waste, and other related hazards in the environment. 

Environmental Protection and Sustainability
Initiatives to increase awareness of the link between the environmental health and environmental protection fields. 

Healthy Homes 
Work to protect children from household dangers, such as asthma and allergy triggers.

Food Safety/Protection for Public 
Inspections of retail food service provided for the public to ensure the safety of Columbus' food supply.

Food Safety/Protection for Businesses
Licensing information for retail food service.

Food Protection Advisory Committee 
Partnership between Columbus Public Health, representatives of the retail food industry, and other interested participants focusing on promoting food safety in Columbus and Worthington. 

Food Illness Reporting
Report an illness you suspect is from a food source.

Private Water Safety 
Private water systems evaluated for safety from for bacteria and nitrates.

Public Pools and Spas 
Inspects public pools and spas, such as those at community centers, hotels and apartment complexes within the City of Columbus and Worthington.

Private Sewage Treatment Systems
Household sewage treatment systems are permitted and inspected.

Restaurants and Grocery Stores
Licensing of grocery stores, restaurants, bars, delis, convenience stores, vending machines, food carts, and all food sold at fairs and festivals. 

Smoke-free Indoor Air
Investigates complaints of violations of Ohio's Smoke-free Indoor Air Act.

Water Safety/Protection
Programs working to prevent illness form water-borne diseases, including pools, spays, spray parks, and private sewage systems.