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Environmental Health

Environmental Health

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Taylor County Human Health Hazards Ordinance & Compliance

  • Enforcement of the Human Health ordinance is the role of the Taylor County Board of Health and the Taylor County Health Department’s Health Officer and Environmental Health Specialist. If a human health hazard is found, the Health Department works with the owner to ensure safe removal of the hazard. If an owner does not comply with removal of the hazard, a citation may be issued at the current cost per the circuit court. To view a copy of the ordinance, see the link above referencing Taylor County Code Chapter 5.

Inspection and Monitoring of County Beaches

Mercury Fish Advisories

  • People who frequently eat fish high in mercury can accumulate levels that may harm their health. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Division of Public Health advise people about the number of meals and species they can safely eat. By following these recommendations, known as the fish consumption advisories, Wisconsin residents and visitors can continue to enjoy the fish they catch and benefit from this low-fat, low-cost source of nutrition, while reducing their exposure to mercury.

Mold

  • Molds grown abundantly in outdoor plant and soil materials. Molds produce spores that are normally found in both indoor and outdoor dust. Mold growth is familiar to most people when it is seen as a fuzzy patch or stain spreading across floor or damp surfaces. High concentrations of mold can cause health-related problems. The presence of mold is a symptom of water problems that must be fixed to reduce mold levels and potential health-related illnesses.

General Environmental Health

  • The Taylor County Environmental Health Specialist is also available to provide consultation on issues such as radon gas, mold, indoor air quality, lead poisoning and drinking water quality.

Anthony Fraundorf, R.S.
Environmental Health Specialist