Environmental Health Hazards

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:

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:

To ensure proper protection of our environmental resources, learn more about how to properly dispose of unwanted or expired medication.