Environmental Health Services
Environmental Health ServicesPlease see e-mail contact information to the left for individual programs. The e-mail address below should be used for general questions.
To file a Foodborne Illness or General Complaint about a restaurant, please visit DBPR – Division of Hotels and Restaurants.
A safe and healthy environment is one form of preventive medicine that you cannot buy at the drug store or get from your doctor's office, yet it is crucial to the well being of you, your family and the community where you live.
Environmental Health programs are an essential part of Florida’s public health system. These services are administered by the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County Environmental Health Services and are aimed at preventing or reducing health risks that may occur in your daily surroundings.
Detecting and correcting environmental dangers that can cause disease or injury is the job of Environmental Health Specialists. They are an important part of a public health team.
You may not be aware of the wide range of services provided by these specialists through Environmental Health Services (EHS). Almost every day you and your family receive benefits directly or indirectly from work performed by Environmental Health Professionals.
Through public education, routine inspections, investigation of complaints and enforcement of laws relating to safety and sanitation, your EHS staff help to make your neighborhood and community a healthier place to live.
For emergency notifications of public health hazards, please visit the Emergency Management website.
HABs: Harmful Algae Blooms
For more information on Red Tide and Blue-Green algae visit FDOH site for HABs (https://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/aquatic-toxins/harmful-algae-blooms/index.html).
For more information on where Red Tide is located, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commission’s Research Institute at 866-300-9399 or visit the FWC website (https://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/).
For more information on where blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is located, contact The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at 1-855-305-3903 or visit the DEP website (https://floridadep.gov/algalbloom).
Not all mosquitoes are the same. Different mosquitoes spread different diseases and bite at different times of the day. Some mosquito species bite during the day, such as those mosquitoes that can spread chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses. Other species of mosquitoes bite most often at dawn and dusk, including those that can transmit West Nile virus. Please review the Florida Department of Health Mosquito Bite Protection Flyer. For more information and tips to stop the breeding of mosquitoes visit: https://www.cdc.gov/mosquitoes/index.html.
Boil Water Notice Information
A Boil Water Notice is issued when bacteriological analysis of samples obtained from a water distribution system have shown possible contamination of the water, or a water main break has occurred, or a loss of water pressure has been experienced. When a Boil Water Notice is issued, as a precaution it is advised that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative bottled water may be used.
- Industry Bulletin for Florida’s Food Industry – These procedures must be observed while a “Boil Water Notice” is in effect: Guidelines for Food Facility Boil Water Guidance
- Guidelines for the issuance of precautionary Boil Water Notices
- CDC Boil Water Advisories Guidelines
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- Florida Department of Health
- Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking Web Portal
- Brevard County Government
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