Health and Human Services

COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH


The HDHHS Bureau of Community and Children's Environmental Health enforces the City no-smoking ordinance. It responds to citizen complaints and performs site inspections involving indoor air pollution and surface contamination with hazardous materials, health and safety hazards in businesses, medical waste and radiation. The bureau also includes the Childhood Lead Poison Prevention Program and the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program.

Mission Statement:


By providing cross referral and follow up system, the BCCEH is dedicated to developing environmentally safe homes for children by increasing public awareness to reduce the environmental hazards of lead poisoning, asthma and unintentional injuries that impact their health.  The BCCEH seeks community involvement, social justice and legislative change to focus on children’s health and their success.  The BCCEH brings both experience and resources to find housing solutions that are affordable, practical and immediate for low income populations.

Services

COMMUNITY HEALTH

AMBULANCE INSPECTIONS/EMS

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

  • Investigate occupational health complaints.
  • Conduct inspections of industries with occupational health and safety problems.
  • Collect samples and conduct tests to evaluate hazardous conditions.
  • Determine methods to control and prevent health hazards.
  • Provide educational information and technical advice.


RADIATION CONTROL


  • Respond to radiological emergencies
  • Investigate radiation complaints
  • Conduct inspections involving sources of ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation.
  • Provide training and education to employees and emergency responders.
  • Review radioactive material licenses for possible regulatory violations.


7411 Park Place Blvd., Suite #200
Houston, Texas 77087



832-393-5750 File a complaint / Indoor Air Quality, No-Smoking Ordinance, Occupational Health Inspections, Medical Waste Complaints, Radiation Concerns


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