DCHI staff members get communities involved and respond to community concerns about hazardous substances and chemicals in the environment. DCHI produces several types of reports that analyze available environmental data to determine any possible harm to the public’s health.

If the data show a possibility for any health effects, DCHI recommends actions to reduce or eliminate hazards. Federal agencies such as U.S. EPA and also state and local health agencies use DCHI reports to develop their responses to public health challenges.

Community involvement and health education are an important part of DCHI’s work, especially when community members and local health professionals need to protect the community’s health. DCHI activities in these areas include

Page last reviewed: September 21, 2018