The Trumbull Health Departments focuses on the health interrelationships between our residents and their environment. We are committed to promoting the health and well-being of our citizens, and ensuring a safe and healthful environment. As a local health agency, we are responsible for enforcing the public health code of the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
The THD promotes and maintains high environmental health and safety standards for our residents through the administration of many programs. Much of our work emphasizes prevention of the spread of diseases, and we work diligently to prevent potential health hazards before those situations can escalate to a level causing great concern.
Our goal to have a positive and visible impact in our community in areas such as:
- Food Service Establishments (Food Protection & Education) - To ensure the safety of food prepared, served and sold through education, monitoring and enforcement of CT Public Health Code requirements. Food Service Managers: Qualified Food Operator Exam/Courses
- Subsurface Sewage Disposal Programs
- Nail Salons, Cosmetology, Spas, Barbershops - Inspections to ensure that sanitary conditions are being met in accordance with CT Public Health Code requirements.
- Public Pools and Recreational Bathing Waters
- Vector-Borne Disease Control / Integrated Pest Management and Infectious Diseases - Such as ticks, mosquitoes, and rodents.
- Day Care Inspections
- Schools - We work with public and private school system staff and school nurses to ensure our children have a healthy school environment. All cafeteria kitchens are licensed and inspected by the THD for compliance with CT Public Health Code requirements.
- Lead Poisoning Prevention & Control
- Don’t Spread Lead: A guide to lead-safe painting, repair, and home improvement for do-it-yourselfers. Watch video on how to remove lead safely from your home: YouTube Video
- General Environmental Health
The Connecticut Dept of Public Health provides information and resources on Environmental Health topics, including:
- Air Pollution, Air Purifiers, Artificial Turf Fields, Asbestos, Blue Green Algae Blooms, Cancer Clusters, Cell Phone Towers, Carbon Monoxide, Consumer Products
- Day Care SAFER Program, Electromagnetic Fields, Environmental Hazards, Environmental Laboratories
- Family Campgrounds, Fish Consumption, Floods, Food Protection, Green Living, Groundwater and Well Contamination
- Hand Sanitizers, Hazardous Waste Sites and Soil Contamination, Healthy Homes, Home and Garden Hazards
- Indoor Environmental Quality, Insulation, Lead, Masoleums, Crematories, and Private Burial Grounds
- Mercury, Mold, Mosquitos, Oil Spills, PCBs, Pest Management, Private Wells, Public Beaches, Public Drinking Water, Public Swimming Pools
- Radiation, Radon, School Environmental Health, Subsurface Sewage (septic systems)
- Tanning, Toxicology/Risk Assessment, Uranium
The Connecticut Dept of Public Health provides information and resources on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) topics, including:
- Air Fresheners, Air Purifiers, Asbestos, Azogue, Carbon Monoxide, Cleaning and Disinfecting Indoors, Construction Activities,
- Formaldehyde, Flooding, Green Living, Hand Sanitizers
- IEQ in Homes, Schools, Workplaces & Day Cares
- Insulation, Lead, Mercury, Mold, MothBalls, Oil Spills, Ozone, Pest Management, PCBs, Radon, Sewage,
- Temperature, Tobacco, Vapor Instrusion, Ventilation, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)