Environmental Health

Public Health Nuisances
Minnesota statutes state that a public health nuisance is, "any activity or failure to act that adversely affects the public's health." Wright County Public Health is available to answer questions, provide resources, investigates all complaints and takes appropriate action to remove the nuisance, when necessary.
 

Radon
Wright County Public Health provides information on radon and how to protect your family's health through community education and offering Radon Test Kits at a reduced price. The U.S. Surgeon General, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommend that every Minnesota home be tested for radon.

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Lead
Wright County Public Health follows up on cases to assist in identifying possible causes of elevated lead levels and offers resources to families to eliminate the lead in their environment. Research indicates there is no safe level of lead and that pregnant women and children, especially, should avoid lead exposure.

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Mold

Mold can affect the health of people who are exposed to it. This primarily occurs by breathing in spores or other tiny fragments of mold, but can also occur by ingestion (swallowing) or skin contact with mold contaminants. Although not all molds are toxins, it is important to remove it as soon as possible. 

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