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Environmental health is the branch of public health that is concerned with those aspects of human health and disease that are determined by factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing and controlling factors in the environment that can potentially affect health.

Environmental health includes such concerns as:

  • Food safety
  • Recreational water illness prevention, including swimming pools, spas, and ocean and freshwater bathing places
  • Liquid waste disposal, including city wastewater treatment plants and on-site wastewater disposal systems, such as septic tank systems and chemical toilets
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Air quality, including both ambient outdoor air and indoor air quality. This also comprises concerns about indoor environmental tobacco smoke at venues where smoking is prohibited

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL & CONSUMER HEALTH SERVICES

Office Location and Hours

Address: 1702 Horne Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78416
Phone: (361) 826-7222/7223
Fax: (361) 826-1790

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch  

  • Food Handlers Permits every Monday at 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 
  • Spanish Language Food Handlers Permit 3rd Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. 
  • Permit Cost: $10 per person.
  • Please call for more information.