Environmental Health

Environmental Health is the part of public health that provides communities with healthier environments and reduces human exposure to environmental contaminants in food, water, air and soil through policies and regulatory programs. 

San Miguel County believes in environmental justice which recognizes that all people have a right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, participate freely in decisions that affect their environment, live free of dangerous levels of toxic pollution, experience equal protection of environmental policies, and share the benefits of a prosperous and vibrant pollution-free economy.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) also supports our local communities with the following programs:

The Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability supports food safety, childcare and school health and sanitation programs, waste reduction, resource reuse and conservation, prevention of pollution, and advances the principles of sustainable development and commerce.

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    Test your home for radon

    Gov. Jared Polis has proclaimed January 2024 National Radon Action Month and encourages Coloradans to reduce their risk of radon-induced lung cancer. San Miguel County Public Health strongly urges Colorado residents to test their homes. Radon test info...
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