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.
- Texas Children’s Health Plan and the Houston Department of Health and Human Services educate local families on the dangers of lead poisoning - National lead poisoning prevention week is Oct. 23 to 29
- Get the Lead Out - a message from Texas Children's Health Plan
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.
- Childhood Lead Poison Prevention Program
- Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program (LBPHCP)
- Smoking ordinance information
- Investigate indoor air and surface pollution complaints from contaminants such as mercury, carbon monoxide, pesticides, mold and other chemicals and biohazards.
- Enforce the No-Smoking Ordinance and the Cigarette Vending Machine Ordinances.
- Investigate medical waste and infection control complaints and remove illegally dumped waste from public property.
- Conduct inspections to license funeral homes.
- Provide educational information.
- Permit ambulance companies
- Permit and inspect ambulances
- Permit ambulance drivers
- More information about EMS services
- 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.
- 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
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