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Environmental Health

What is Environmental Health?

Ray King – District Director of Environmental Health

Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person and encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect your health. Environmental health is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments.

Asenvironmental health specialists we enforce public health regulations and provide many public health services.  We are commonly thought of as health inspectors but this description does not reflect all of our duties.  You might find us inspecting a restaurant, giving advice to a homeowner on asbestos or lead paint, investigating a complaint, issuing a septic system permit, inspecting your neighborhood pool, assisting after disasters, interviewing a victim of West Nile, reviewing a proposed subdivision, sending off a rabies specimen for testing and much more.

The Fannin County environmental health office is located at the Fannin County Health Department but Gilmer, Pickens, Cherokee, Murray and Whitfield environmental health offices are located in other county buildings next to county planning and zoning offices. 

We welcome the opportunity to serve you.  If you have a question or need a service, you may call me at (706) 529-5757.  

Fannin County Environmental Health –        (706) 632-3024

Gilmer County Environmental Health – (706) 635-6050

Pickens County Environmental Health – (706) 253-0900

Cherokee County Environmental Health – (770) 479-0444

Murray County Environmental Health – (706) 695-0266

Whitfield County Environmental Health – (706) 272-2005

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