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Environmental Health: Understanding Environmental Health Risks Around You and Ways to Protect Yourself

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) evaluates hazards in the environment that can affect our health.

We look at the health impacts of pollutants in the air, water, and soil that can come from things like chemical spills and industrial waste. We also educate people on how they can protect themselves and their families from these health risks.

How can I learn about environmental health risks that might be around me?

What can I do to protect myself and my family?

If you have more questions, email

Last revised June 12, 2023