We work to protect the public from a variety of environmental exposures. These exposures can occur when we come into contact with pollutants in the air, water, or soil – whether they result from human activities or the natural environment, like radon in soil.
Who we serve
We respond to the environmental health concerns of Massachusetts residents by studying the impact of these pollutants on communities and informing the public about how to prevent or minimize their exposure to harmful pollutants. Our regulatory programs enforce laws and regulations related to food protection, radiation protection, childhood lead exposure, and minimum health and sanitation standards for housing, recreational camps, swimming pools, correctional facilities, and farm labor camps.
- Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
- Community Sanitation Program
- Environmental Epidemiology Program
- Environmental Toxicology Program
- Food Protection Program
- Indoor Air Quality Program
- Radiation Control Program
- Food Establishment Advisory Committee
- Governor’s Advisory Committee for the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
- Massachusetts Radiologic Technologists Advisory Commission
Environmental Exposure Topics
Learn about and explore resources for various environmental issues.
Lead in your home is a health risk for young children and pregnant mothers. Learn about the dangers of lead and how to remove it safely.
Indoor Air Quality
Assessments of indoor air quality in public buildings throughout Massachusetts. We also provide information for the public and monitor radon.