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Environmental Health - Public Health Unit

Environmental health is a key component of public health with environmental health officers who utilise regulatory and non-regulatory interventions to protect individuals and the community from potential harm or illness caused by exposures to hazards, diseases and harmful practices. Environmental health has responsibilities in food safety and standards, medicines, poisons and pest management, tobacco control, water quality, mosquito borne diseases, environmental hazards, communicable disease prevention and control and emergency management. The hyperlinks below provide environmental health information and resources for both consumers and business.

Food safety - Consumers  |  Businesses  |  Educational Campaign
General information on food safety issues, information on the legislative requirements for food businesses and access to informative food safety resources.
Pest management
Information to assist pest management technicians, businesses and individuals on how to comply with the laws in Queensland.
Medicines and poisons
Guidelines and regulations pertinent to the manufacture, use and sale of medicines and poisons.
Water
Information on drinking and recreational water quality, water fluoridation, water contaminates and health risks.
Illicit drug labs
Advice on how to clean up former illicit drug laboratories.
Asbestos
General information about asbestos for home renovators, workplaces, businesses and general public.
Dengue and mosquito borne diseases
Find out about mosquito borne diseases in Queensland.
Body art and personal appearance services
Links to legislation, guidelines, factsheets and alerts about infection control for body art and personal appearance services.
Disaster management
Looking after your health during a bushfire, heat event, storm, cyclone or flood.
Poisons
How to prevent poisoning in the home and a link to the Poisons Information Centre.
Tobacco
Information for business and the public on the tobacco laws.

Last updated: 1 December 2015

Contact Us

Post: PO Box 577, Maroochydore QLD 4558
Email: SCPHU@health.qld.gov.au
Ph: 07 5409 6600
Fax: 07 5443 5488


Complaints

General Complaints:
SCPHU@health.qld.gov.au

Food Complaint
Food Safety Complaints Website