In Philadelphia, low-income residents and communities of color have experienced a disproportionate burden of adverse environmental and health impacts. The environmental justice movement seeks to involve communities and populations in the issues and decisions that affect their environment. If you believe there is an environmental or health hazard in your community, you can report it for investigation by the Department of Public Health.
You can report environmental and health hazards by calling the Department of Public Health at (215) 685-7489. Be prepared to provide the location and description of the hazard.