Environmental Hazards Program

  • The Chemical and Physical Hazards Program investigates reported illnesses and complaints from toxic materials such as formaldehyde, radon, and asbestos. We also are involved with clandestine drug lab investigations and follow up, methamphetamine information is available. Investigations may be coordinated with other departments.
    • Another example of a physical hazard is the Washington State Department of Health (WA DOH) Indoor Air Quality Program which includes a variety of contaminants such as Arsenic, Asbestos, Mold, and Radon.
    • In support of Okanogan communities and outdoor air quality issues experienced each year, there are wildfire resources and information on our Emergency / Fire Information webpage.
  • The Vector Program investigates diseases caused by insects or animals and recommends control measures. Educational materials are available on various topics such as West Nile Virus, Hantavirus, Lyme Disease, Rabies and Ticks. More detailed information can be found on the WA DOH Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease webpage.

Please call us if you have questions about a potential environmental hazard, or a vector program related issue. Click here for ways to contact us if you need to file an environmental health complaint.