WHAT'S NEW IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Natural Gas Leak at Aliso Canyon Storage Field (Update: 11/24/2015)
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a Public Health Directive to the Southern California Gas Company.
Public Health Permits and License Invoices of Fiscal Year 2015/16
On July 1, 2015, invoices for the Public Health Permits and Licenses for Fiscal Year 2015/16 should be arriving in the mail. Payments will be due August 5, 2015.
Community Food Production
On September 26, 2014, Assembly Bill 1990 - Community Food Production, was signed into law by Governor Brown. The Community Food Production law is part of the movement to expand local food production and increase access to fresh locally grown produce in local communities. Effective January 1, 2015, this law authorizes a Community Food Producer or a Gleaner, unless prohibited by a city ordinance, to be recognized as an approved food source, and to sell or provide whole uncut fruits or vegetables and up to 15 dozen shell eggs per month directly to the public, a permitted restaurant, food bank or Cottage Food Operator. For more information, please visit our Community Food Production page.
For information on this exciting new concept in food service, please visit our Micro Markets page.
Climate and Health Work
Climate change is a serious public health issue. Visit our Climate Change & Public Health Page to find out more.
August 18, 2014 - Environmental Health is pleased to
present two new reports as part of a Climate and
Health Series that outlines the expected impacts of
climate change in Los Angeles County.
Your Health and Climate Change in
Los Angeles County
If you're a student, a
parent, a concerned citizen, or just interested in
climate change, this first report in the series will
provide you with an overview of the local health
impacts of climate change. It provides 10
Actions You Can Take to Reduce Climate Change
to help individuals reduce their contribution to
climate change. These easy steps can help you and
your family improve health, save money, and help the
environment. Click on the report cover or go
here to read the report.
Framework for Addressing Climate Change in Los
Angeles CountyLocal government
agencies, including other public health departments,
face unique challenges in addressing climate change.
This second report in the Climate and Health Series
was written for local jurisdictions and presents
Public Health's Five-Point Plan to Reduce the Health
Impacts of Climate Change. The plan is a model that
other jurisdictions can adopt to help mitigate
and/or adapt to climate change. Click on the report
cover or go
here to read the report.
Want more information about climate change? Visit
green.lacounty.gov to find out more about what
Los Angeles County is doing to address climate
|Potholes, graffiti, bad
swimming pools? Give 'em The Works.
Los Angeles County Department of Public
Health joined the Department of Public
Works recently in launching an update to “The Works”
LA County residents can now take
advantage of this award-winning
app to report potential swimming pool
violations at hotels, motels, and
apartments like unclear or cloudy
pool water, broken pool gates or fences,
and missing pool lights or drain covers.
In addition, residents can also report
potholes, graffiti, illegal dumping,
facility maintenance for County parks,
and other issues.
The Works app will also help users stay
up-to-date on road closures and upcoming
You can read more about
the app in the recent
press release, or visit Public
website for more!
Available for download
for iPhone or Android.
The Environmental Health Division strives to promote
health and quality of life by identifying, preventing,
and controlling harmful environmental factors in Los
The mission of Environmental Health is to assess
environmental conditions and reduce exposure to health
risks, and to educate the public on sources of
environmental risk so they are empowered to protect
themselves, their families, and their communities.