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    Have your eyes ever started to sting and turn red when you were swimming, playing, or relaxing in a pool? Did you think it was because of the chlorine in the water? Have you ever walked into an indoor pool area, gotten a whiff of a strong chemical smell, and thought, “Wow, there’s a lot of chlorine in the pool?”


  • Building Connection Through Open Converstations

    Deeper connections are something we can help create for both Deeper connections are something we can help create for both ourselves and others. Start close to home (or better yet, at home) by learning how to be a better listener and practicing the skill regularly.urselves and others. Start close to home (or better yet, at home) by learning how to be a better listener and practicing the skill regularly.


  • FDA Advises Consumers, Tattoo Artists, and Retailers to Avoid Using or Selling Certain Tattoo Inks Contaminated with Microorganisms

    The FDA is alerting consumers, tattoo artists, and retailers of the potential for serious injury from use of tattoo inks that are contaminated with bacteria. Tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms can cause infections and lead to serious health injuries when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure, since there is an increased risk of infection any time the skin barrier is broken.



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Salinas Drinking Water Program:

A Free Bottled Drinking Water is being offered to qualified residents of the Salinas Valley through April 2018. To find out more, click here or download flyer here: English / Español.

You may also call the Toll-free information line: 1-855-673-1066 or email cleandrinkingwater@waterboards.ca.gov

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Welcome to Environmental Health

The Staff of the Environmental Health Bureau is dedicated to safeguarding the residents and resources of Monterey County by providing services that help promote responsible business practices, by providing educational opportunities to industry workers and the public, and when necessary, by enforcing Environmental Health principles and law.

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California Department of Food & Agriculture Official Notice

Amendment to the Notice of Treatment for the Asian Citrus Psyllid

Between December 6, 2018 and January 11, 2019, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) confirmed the presence of Asian Citrus Psyllids (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, a harmful exotic pest, in the City of Soledad in Monterey County.  This detection indicates that a breeding population exists in the area.  The devastating citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) is spread by the feeding action of ACP.  The ACP infestation is sufficiently isolated and localized to be amenable to the CDFA's ACP treatment work plan.

A Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) has been certified which analyzes the ACP treatment program in accordance with Public Resources Code, Sections 21000 et seq. The PEIR is available at www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/peir/. The treatment activities described in the document are consistent with the PEIR.  

In accordance with integrated pest management principles. CDFA as evaluated possible treatment methods and determined there are no physical, cultural, or biological control methods available to eliminate the ACP from this area.  Notice of Treatment is valid until January 11, 2020, which is the amount of time necessary to determine that the treatment was successful.

For information about the treatment plan click here


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The Environmental Health Bureau operates under the Monterey County Health Department and is responsible for the oversight of the following programs:

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