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Environmental Health Division - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Environmental Health Division

Health begins long before illness; it begins where we live, learn, work, and play. We all live in conditions that we cannot individually control but that can affect our health—the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat. The Environmental Health Division at MDH works behind the scenes with families, neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces to create conditions that support the health of all Minnesotans, no matter where they live.

MDH Infographic: MDH Environmental Health Division works behind the scenes to create conditions that support the health of all Minnesotas through air, water, food, homes and lodging, licenses & registrations, communities, chemicals and hazards, radiation, recreation, weather and climate.

Environmental Health Division Summary Fact Sheet (PDF)
Fact sheet summarizing the basic services that the MDH Environmental Health Division provides the public.

  • Local Partner Resources

  • Resources from MDH and other agencies for local government agencies working in environmental health.
  • Topic Index

  • A-Z index of topics covered at the Environmental Health Division.


For Environmental Health information in other languages, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Information for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency website.

Updated Thursday, 03-Nov-2022 14:34:06 CDT