Environment and Your Health

A healthy environment is the foundation to healthy living. Our Health Protection & Investigation staff works with food, air, land, and water environments to protect health, promote healthy behaviours, and prevent the incidence and spread of diseases in Waterloo Region.

This work is accomplished through regular inspections of premises; public education, awareness, and training; and investigation, enforcement, and monitoring of the following:

Our staff also responds to environmental health questions from the public.

For more information or to speak with a Public Health Inspector, please call 519-575-4400 x5147.

Home Environments

For information about how to reduce environmental risks in the home, check our Creating Healthy Home Environments section with emphasis to child health.