Environmental public health
How the environment can impact people’s health. Includes airborne dust, smoke and air quality, contaminated land and recreational water.
Environmental public health means the ways the environment can impact people’s health. This includes past, present and potential pollution and waste.
EPA is responsible for environmental public health in Victoria:
Some environmental public health issues we deal with include:
We also give advice to environmental health experts, including to councils overseeing clean up of illegal drug lab sites.
We don’t provide information about human diseases and other health matters. That’s the role of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Reviewed 28 April 2022