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Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC)
What We Do
Local Health Departments


Local Health Departments

Orange County Health Department

The Orange County Environmental Health’s mission is to control harmful conditions in the environment to protect public health and promote the well being of all Orange County residents, workers and visitors. Orange County Health Care Agency – Environmental Health (OCHCA-EH) oversees retail establishments with regard to management and handling of food products. OCHCA-EH conducts routine monitoring and inspections of the retail establishments in Orange County. For the ICs program, OCHA-EHD provides guidance in identifying markets and retail establishments that are likely to carry white croaker.

 
 

Contacts:
Mozhgan Mofidi, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist

 

Local Health Departments

City of Long Beach Dept. of Health and Human Services
Bureau of Environmental Health

The Bureau of Environmental Health is responsible for protecting the public health by preventing diseases, unsanitary conditions, exposure to toxic substances and other environmental hazards through the enforcement of municipal, state and federal laws. Environmental Health staff monitor recreational water quality, inspect multi-unit housing, hazardous waste facilities restaurants and other food facilities. Environmental Health staff also educate Long Beach residents on the importance of a clean and healthy environment.
The Bureau of Environmental Health promotes and safeguards the quality of life in Long Beach by preventing disease and eliminating environmental hazards.

 
 

Contacts:
Monica Cardenas - City of Long Beach

 

Local Health Departments

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Toxics Epidemiology Program

The mission of the Toxics Epidemiology Program is to prevent and control disease associated with toxic chemical exposures in the Los Angeles County population. The program receives and investigates reports concerning toxic environmental exposures. Staff provides consultation services to other agencies and organizations regarding public health implications of specific environmental hazards. In addition, staff collaborates with other agencies in the investigation and control of hazards to public health, as well as devising protocol to handle them. Where appropriate, projects such as health assessments, community education outreach, targeted studies or other research may be conducted.

 
 

Contacts:
Marita Santos, Public Health Nurse