March 19, 2019
This is Environmental Health (EH) Week for the State of Michigan. Recently, Governor Whitmer issued a proclamation recognizing March 18 - 22, 2019, as a week to highlight the portion of public health, which focuses on the relationships between people and their environment.
Environmental health professionals use their expertise and skills to ensure that environmental conditions are healthy for people where they live and work. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has both EH programs and staff, as do several other state departments. In addition, Michigan’s local health departments focus on environmental health.
DEQ program staff protect public health and the environment in a variety of ways as they ensure that:
Safeguarding Michigan’s drinking water and environmental health are also among many ways that DEQ staff protect public health. To learn more about EH, or the programs described above, check out:
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