New! Information About Bed Bugs
Environmenal Toxicology Program
Extreme Weather and Public Health
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address extreme heat health effects in Arizona. Click here to find out more.
Food Safety & Environmental Services
This office administers the statewide food safety program, promulgates the state food safety regulations
and manages other sanitation programs, including public
accommodations, trailer parks, bathing places, children's camps,
campgrounds and public schools. This office also maintains a voluntary Food Biosecurity
Program and issues the Office of Environmental Health newsletter. In the web area for this office you
may find links to the county
health departments and many other public health resources.
This office also administers the registration of
Children's Environmental Health Section
In accordance with the Governor's Children's
Environmental Health Project initiative, the Office of Environmental
Health assessed the environmental factors that most affect Arizona's
children. The results of the assessment are discussed in Arizona's
Children and the Environment, dated December 2003. The
purpose of this report is to inform the Arizona Department of
Environmental Quality and other interested organizations and
individuals of the results of the assessment and request their
collaboration in developing specific objectives for reducing these
Responsible for disease surveillance for lead and
poisoning in Arizona.
Provides reporting requirements for laboratories and physicians for
lead and pesticide poisoning. Provides Arizona's
Targeted Childhood Lead Poisoning Screening Plan,
including a list of high-risk
Provides health information regarding indoor
air quality including mold
and other health information. Information is also available on the
US EPA Lead-Based
Paint and Real
Estate Disclosure Program.
This program also administers the SunWise
Program, which helps elementary schools in Arizona develop programs to educate
children about safe sun behavior.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) received funding from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to conduct activities at Brownfield sites to identify health concerns, mitigate exposure, and address community health concerns. Find out more...
Information about melamine in imported foods
Update on Melamine