Free Radon test kits & mitigation funding available
Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.
Most exposure happens inside buildings where the gas cannot escape.
Fall and Winter are the best times to test your home for radon.
Retail food license fee increase
Incremental increases of fees for retail food establishments go into effect on Sept. 1. If an establishment already has a 2018 retail food license, the increase will not kick in until the business renews its license in 2019.
License fee increase
As much as 70 percent of air pollution is caused by motor vehicles. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pollution from vehicles causes more than half of the carbon monoxide, a third of nitrogen oxides, and almost a quarter of the hydrocarbons in our atmosphere. Garfield County has instituted a new idling policy for county staff.
Garfield County Environmental Health is a branch of the Garfield County Public Health Department. Currently, our programs have a very limited regulatory role. Our professional staff protects public health from detrimental conditions in the environment through promotion, education, collaboration, and the evaluation of environmental health risks.
Every day we are working hard to develop environmental health services and programs that serve the needs and concerns of the residents of Garfield County.