Environmental Health

Responsibilities

Environmental health is the status of our physical surroundings, including the air we breathe, the land we use, and the water we drink. The Environmental Health Section protects us from contamination of our food and water, ensures safety where we live, work and play and obtains “Right to Know” data about the potential harm of products used in the community and work place. Inspection, investigation, environmental response and enforcement of environmental health regulations are key to safeguarding the public’s health.

Complaint Form

Submit a complaint using the Health Department Complaint Form or the Mosquito Control Complaint Form.

Resources

Consumer Health Program

Public Recreational Bathing

Kennels, Pet Shops, Pounds & Shelter Programs

Public Health Nuisance Program

The Burlington County Health Department is delegated by the Health Officer to enforce the NJ Public Health Nuisance Code (1953). Activities include complaint investigations and re-inspections until all violations are abated of alleged nuisance conditions such as, but not limited to: poison ivy, stagnant water, mosquitoes, animal feces, rats, garbage, unsanitary conditions, etc. Other activities include hearings, violation notices and/or court complaints, with possible fines administered by municipal court

Smoke Free Air Act 

On April 15, 2006, the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act” (Act), N.J.S.A. 26:3D-55 et seq., took effect.The Act prohibits smoking in an indoor public place or workplace and prohibits smoking in any building or on the grounds of a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, regardless of whether the area is indoors or outdoors.

The Act and the Smoke-Free Air Rules of the Department of Health and Senior Services at N.J.A.C. 8:6 implementing the Act require this establishment to direct a person smoking in violation of the Act to stop smoking.In January, 2010, an amendment was passed, which banned the use of electronic smoking devices - "e-cigarettes" - in indoor public places and workplaces and the sale to people 19 years and younger. The amended law became effective March 13, 2010.

NJ Department of Health Tobacco Regulations

NJ Department of Environmental Protection

Environmental Health Programs

More information about the following programs can be found at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website.

Housing

Lead Program

The Burlington County Health Department Lead Inspectors / Risk Assessors conduct childhood lead poisoning investigations alongside public health nurses to determine contributing factors to the lead poisoning in children ages 0-72 months within and around residential properties. If you are concerned over your child's exposure to lead, contact your local pediatrician and have him or her tested.

Website Resources

Document Resources

Community Right-to-Know Program

Dispose of hazardous waste properly. For more information or contact the Division of Environmental and Consumer Health.