Division of Environmental Health

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Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987
TTY 800-547-0466
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The Illinois Department of Public Health's Division of Environmental Health works to reduce the incidence of disease and injury related to environmental factors that fall within five major areas of responsibility:

  • rulemaking
  • plan reviews and construction permits
  • inspections
  • vocational and facility licensing
  • engineering and toxicological reports

Successfully executing these responsibilities helps ensure that Illinois' many environmental health laws and regulations accomplish their intended objective of protecting the health and safety of the state's citizens with regard to environmental factors.

The specific programs administered by the Division cover a number of general topical categories. There are those that protect the health of persons who live in mobile home parks, migrant labor camps and manufactured housing. Others assure that recreational areas such as youth camps and campgrounds, swimming facilities are clean and safe. The Division helps ensure the safety of private and non-community water supplies by licensing those who construct wells and install pumps. People involved in private sewage disposal system construction and pumping of septic systems are also licensed to help ensure that they are competent and use approved materials and methods. Asbestos removal in schools and other commercial and public buildings, lead abatement and pest control are regulated. The Division surveys Illinois for mosquitoes and other carriers of disease and recommends ways to control or eliminate them. Environmental exposures to toxic substances are investigated so that adverse health effects can be minimized or prevented.


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Environmental Health News & Views
Asbestos Abatement
Lead Abatement
Field Sanitation
Manufactured Housing
Migrant Labor Camps
Mobile Home Parks
Non-community Public Water Supply
Private Sewage Disposal
Private Water
Recreational Areas
Structural Pest Control
Swimming Facilities
Vector Control/Arbovirus Surveillance
Youth Camps


Agriculture Workers
Bathing Beaches
Illinois Lead Program
Manufactured/Mobile Structures
Non-community Public Water Supply Program
Sewage Disposal
Structural Pest Control
Swimming Facilities
Vector Control
Water Supplies


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