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Environmental Health Officer

Environmental health officers assess risk and develop, regulate, enforce and monitor laws and regulations governing public health for both the built and natural environment, in order to promote good human health and environmental practices.

Environmental health officers will generally investigate issues of public health arising from building, environmental and industrial developments, in order to develop regulations which will promote better health, hygiene and environmental planning.

Environmental health officers may specialise in the areas of air, food and water quality; disease vector control (mosquito control, for example); waste management; environmental protection; health education; and noise control.

Environmental health officers are also involved in consultation, evaluation, managerial and health promotion activities.