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Changes to FY 2018-2019 Public Health/License and Service Fees

The proposed Public Health Permit/License and Service Fees for FY 2018-2019, item No. 3 on 4/24/2018 Board Agenda, was continued to the June 26, 2018 Board Agenda.

Please visit our Proposed Fees page for more information.

Report on Public Health and Safety Risks of Oil and Gas Facilities in Los Angeles County

A tank farm and oil well in the backyard of a house on Firmin Street in Echo Park, California

This report is intended to provide local policy‐makers with an overview of relevant public health research and investigations. It concludes with an overview of measures to reduce potential health impacts.

Medical Marijuana Program

Effective January 1, 2018, Environmental Health is responsible for the Medical Marijuana Program, formerly managed by the Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology. This benefits previous, current and potential clients of the Medical Marijuana Program, so they can continue to receive quality service in an effective, efficient, and timely manner.

For additional information, please visit our Medical Marijuana Program page.

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Changes to the Retail Food Facility Grading System

New grade cards are being issued during inspections. Additional points will be deducted from the inspection score under certain conditions. Please view the changes to the Retail Food Facility Grading System.

Adoption of Senate Bill No. 1263 (Wieckowski) regarding prohibition on use of hauled water for new residential development

On September 29, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill No. 1263 (Wieckowski) (SB 1263) allowing the State Water Board to deny the creation of unsustainable water systems, and prevent counties from issuing a building permit for the construction of a new residential development where a source of the water supply is water transported by a water hauler, bottled water, or a water-vending machine. Please refer to complete information on SB 1263.

Micro Markets

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.

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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.



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Framework for Addressing Climate Change in Los Angeles County
Local 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 to find out more about what Los Angeles County is doing to address climate change.

Potholes, graffiti, bad swimming pools? Give 'em The Works.

the works bannerThe Los Angeles County Department of Public Health joined the Department of Public Works recently in launching an update to “The Works” mobile application.

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 events.

You can read more about the app in the recent press release, or visit Public Works' website for more!

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Our Mission
The Environmental Health Division strives to promote health and quality of life by identifying, preventing, and controlling harmful environmental factors in Los Angeles County. 

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.
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