NEW in Environmental Health
Climate and Health Series
August 18, 2014 - Environmental Health is pleased to
present two new reports as part of a Climate and
Health Series that outlines the expected impacts of
climate change in Los Angeles County.
Your Health and Climate Change in If you're a student, a
parent, a concerned citizen, or just interested in
climate change, this first report in the series will
provide you with an overview of the local health
impacts of climate change. It provides 10
Actions You Can Take to Reduce Climate Change
to help individuals reduce their contribution to
climate change. These easy steps can help you and
your family improve health, save money, and help the
environment. Click on the report cover or go
here to read the report.
Los Angeles County
Framework for Addressing Climate Change in Los
Angeles CountyLocal government
agencies, including other public health departments,
face unique challenges in addressing climate change.
This second report in the Climate and Health Series
was written for local jurisdictions and presents
Public Health's Five-Point Plan to Reduce the Health
Impacts of Climate Change. The plan is a model that
other jurisdictions can adopt to help mitigate
and/or adapt to climate change. Click on the report
cover or go
here to read the report.
Want more information about climate change? Visit
green.lacounty.gov to find out more about what
Los Angeles County is doing to address climate
Tattoo Ink and Needle Recall
July 11, 2014 - Tattoo
inks, needles, and kits made by White & Blue, Inc.
are being recalled. For more information, visit the
No Bare Hand Contact with
Ready-to-Eat Foods (AB1252).
June 28, 2014 - Find out what this
means for food workers by clicking
| Permit and License Billing: Effective July 1,
Taking care of your Public Health
Permit or License just got easier!
On May 13, 2014, the County of Los Angeles Board of
Supervisors adopted the transfer of responsibility for the
billing, collection, and issuance of Public Health Permits and
Licenses from the Treasurer and Tax Collector (TTC) to the
Department of Public Health Environmental Health Division (EH). Billing statements and Public Health Permits and Licenses
issued after July 1, 2014 will feature a new appearance in line
with the new billing system. Invoices will be based on the
facility or the establishment's specific location. One location
that has multiple Public Health Permits or Licenses under the
same ownership will receive all invoices into one combined
soon! Pay for your
Public Health Permits and/or Licenses online
by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card, for an
additional fee, when online payments become available. The
credit card payment option is anticipated to be
available approximately one month prior to this
year's payment due date of September 24, 2014.
For more information about Permit and License
Call us at the Customer Call Center!
you have a complaint or need information about a restaurant?
Call us at the Environmental Health Customer Call Center! Telephone
agents are available to speak to you
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, in English or
Customer Call Center at (888)
Prefer email? Send us a message at
email@example.com or report a complaint online.
Environmental Health On-Line Complaint System to report
problems at a restaurant or food market; illegal food
vendors; rodents, sewage, trash, or other problems at
housing or other properties; lead exposure hazards;
complaints about a body art (tattooing) facility; or
non-maintained swimming pools.
We look forward to hearing from you!
|Potholes, graffiti, bad
swimming pools? Give 'em The Works.
Los Angeles County Department of Public
Health joined the Department of Public
Works recently in launching an update to “The Works”
LA County residents can now take
advantage of this award-winning
app to report potential swimming pool
violations at hotels, motels, and
apartments like unclear or cloudy
pool water, broken pool gates or fences,
and missing pool lights or drain covers.
In addition, residents can also report
potholes, graffiti, illegal dumping,
facility maintenance for County parks,
and other issues.
The Works app will also help users stay
up-to-date on road closures and upcoming
You can read more about
the app in the recent
press release, or visit Public
website for more!
Available for download
for iPhone or Android.
The Environmental Health Division strives to promote
health and quality of life by identifying, preventing,
and controlling harmful environmental factors in Los
The mission of Environmental Health is to assess
environmental conditions and reduce exposure to health
risks, and to educate the public on sources of
environmental risk so they are empowered to protect
themselves, their families, and their communities.