Environmental Health

An Environmental Hazards Community Forum will be held April 20th, 2015. See flyer for details.

Public Health Nuisances

Minnesota statutes state that a public health nuisance is, "any activity or failure to act that adversely affects the public's health." Wright County Public Health is available to answer questions, provide resources, investigates all complaints and takes appropriate action to remove the nuisance, when necessary.
 

Radon
The U.S. Surgeon General, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommend that every Minnesota home be tested for Radon.  Wright County Public Health offers Radon Test Kits at a reduced price for residents. With each test kit comes useful information about Radon, its effects, and how to best protect your family's health. During the months of January and February short term kits will be $3 and long-term kits will be $6. Please call (763) 682-7354 with questions specific to Radon. Learn how to get a Radon test kit today! 
   
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Lead
Wright County Public Health follows up on cases to assist in identifying possible causes of elevated lead levels and offers resources to families to eliminate the lead in their environment. Research indicates there is no safe level of lead and that pregnant women and children, especially, should avoid lead exposure.

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Mold

Mold can affect the health of people who are exposed to it. This primarily occurs by breathing in spores or other tiny fragments of mold, but can also occur by ingestion (swallowing) or skin contact with mold contaminants. Although not all molds are toxins, it is important to remove it as soon as possible. 

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