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Environmental Health

​Environmental Health is defined by the National Environmental Health Strategy "…as those aspects of human health determined by physical, chemical, biological and social factors in the environment."

The practice of environmental health involves the implementation of approaches based on risk management and evidence-based decision making and includes the assessment, correction, control and prevention of environmental factors that can adversely affect health, as well as the enhancement of those aspects of the environment that can improve human health.

Environmental Health Team

The Environmental Health team is involved in a broad range of functions and it is responsible for implementing the environmental health provisions of the Public Health Act 2010 External Link, Public Health Regulation 2012 External Link, Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008 External Link, Smoke-Free Environment Act 2000 External Link, and the Smoke-free Environment Regulation 2016 External Link.

The team is particularly involved in the following areas of environmental health:

Chevron Water quality in public swimming and spa pools External Link

Chevron Skin penetration procedures External Link

Chevron Legionella control in regulated systems External Link

Chevron Disposal of the deceased External Link

Chevron Tobacco control External Link

Chevron Waste Water management External Link

It also provides advice in the areas of human health risk assessment, safe drinking water supplies, recreational water quality, arbovirus control, air quality, asbestos contamination, and environmental sound and vibration.

The team closely works with key stakeholders in the community, local and state government, and other government agencies, and it has an established working relationship with environmental health staff in all 11 councils within the Northern Sydney Local Health District, which includes:

Chevron Northern Beaches Council External Link

Chevron Hornsby Council External Link

Chevron City of Ryde Council External Link

Chevron Mosman Council External Link

Chevron North Sydney Council External Link

Chevron  Hunters Hill Council External Link

Chevron Ku-ring-gai Council External Link

Chevron Lane Cove Council External Link

Chevron Willoughby City Council External Link