Environmental Health Hazards are substances, states or events which have the potential to threaten the surrounding natural environment and/or adversely affect community or individual health. Potential health hazards can be grouped into categories based on the type of threat they pose.
Chemical hazards cause significant damage through a chemical medium. This category includes:
- problems with drinking water
- fish consumption
Biological hazards are biological substances that pose a threat to living organisms and include:
Physical hazards can cause harm with or without contact. This category includes:
- problems with recreational water
- improper well maintenance and care