Governor Nathan Deal has recognized the crucial work performed locally by Environmental Health staff and declared this week Environmental Health Week! One should never underestimate the value of safe food, clean water, proper wastewater disposal, and general sanitation to the increased life expectancy and improved standard of living that people have experienced over the past century. These are things that people often take for granted, but without the safety net of environmental health, these key public health accomplishments would crumble at their foundation. The hard work and dedication of Environmental Health staff throughout the state of Georgia play a key part in assuring that the public health foundation of Georgia remains strong.
– Chris Hutcheson, Director, Center for Environmental Health