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Are you worried about rats?
Bugged by mosquitoes?
Concerned about food safety?

For these and many other environmental health issues, we are the place to call. We work every day to provide a safe and healthy environment for all Philadelphians. We enforce statutes, provide education and training, respond to emergencies, and issue licenses and permits.


Environmental Engineering »
We evaluate the safety of equipment, structures and systems to protect the environment and to improve public health. We inspect day care centers, nursing homes, body art studios, public pools, and much more.

Food Protection »
Philadelphia is known world-wide for its delicious food and first-class restaurants. We work to ensure that our city’s food is also safe to eat.

Vector Control »
Vector is a technical term for an agent (i.e. animal or insect) that carries and transmits a disease. We work to remove and control pests that can interfere with healthy living.

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