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The Environmental Health Services Division provides resources for the assessment, management, control and prevention of environmental factors that may adversely affect the health, comfort, safety or well-being of individuals.


Environmental Health Specialist

The Department's environmental health specialist can assist residents with various issues such as water quality, lead poisoning, human health hazards, air quality and food safety. Many questions can be answered by the specialist while others are referred to other State/Local agencies or private businesses (such as pest control specialists or indoor air quality consultants).


Public Establishments

Information about restaurants, school food service, caterers, temporary food stands, lodging establishments, pools and water attractions, campgrounds, recreational/educational camps, vending machines and tattoo/body piercing establishments can be obtained by calling the Wisconsin Division of Public Health located in Madison at phone number (608) 266-2835.


Retail Food Establishments

Information about retail food establishments such as grocery stores, convenience stores, bakeries, etc. can be obtained by calling the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Division at phone number

(608) 224-4700.


Manufactured Home Communities

Information about manufactured home communities (mobile home parks) can be obtained by calling the Wisconsin Department of Commerce at phone number (608) 266-3151.

If you would like to speak with the environmental health specialist, please call (262)741-3161 or the Public Health Line at (262) 741-3140 or toll free at (800)365-1587. Si habla español llame al (262)741-3122 ó (262)741-3139.


Related Links:


Water Testing/Water Quality

State Lab of Hygiene

UW Stevens Point Water & Environmental Analysis Lab

Walworth County Atrazine Prohibition Areas

Kodiak Analytical, INC (Bacteriological analysis only)



Wisconsin Beach Guide

Swimmer's Itch Fact Sheet

Harmful Algal Blooms



Mold Fact Sheet


Tips for Get Rid of Mold


Radon - Test kits available from Walworth County Public Health

EPA Radon Home Page


Lead Poisoning

DHHS Lead Poisoning Page

Lead Safe Wisconsin Home Page


Rabies Control

If you have been the victim of an animal bite please report the bite to local law enforcement authorities and seek the treatment of a health care provider immediately. Bat exposures are of special concern in Wisconsin. Since many bite bats go unnoticed if you have had a bat in your home and cannot completely rule out exposure please seek the treatment of a health care provider immediately.

CDC Rabies information

World Rabies Day

Rabies Information for Kids

CDC Bats and Rabies


Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Fact Sheet


Food Safety

Partnership for Food Safety Education


Housing Issues

Tenants Rights and Responsibilities



Human Health Hazards

Environmental Health Resources

Carbon Monixide

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus Fact Page and dead bird reporting hotline

Mercury in Fish

Eating Safe Fish


Other Environmental Health Related Links:


Geneva Lake Environmental Agency

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Division of Public Health

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Wisconsin Department of Commerce

Wisconsin Air Monitoring Network (Lake Geneva Ozone Monitor)

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Environmental Resources



Crisis Services

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Mental Health Services

Alcohol/Drug Issues

Mental Health Recovery Services

Child/Family Services

Child Support

Public Health

Economic Support

Developmental Disabilities

Trauma Informed Care

Volunteer Services

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