John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone (315) 435-6600
The Bureau of Environmental Health Assessment provides public health services in programs that respond to concerns dealing with the indoor and outdoor environment.
The Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Program provides:
• Tobacco retailer compliance checks to ensure that they are not
selling to minors
• Enforcement of the self-service display ban (includes vending machines)
• Toxic and hazardous substance site surveillance
• Hazardous spill response
• Environmental radiation investigations
A door-to-door outreach program in predetermined census tracts within the City of Syracuse. This program generates referrals to collaborating agencies regarding lead poisoning prevention, asthma, carbon monoxide poisoning and fire safety.
• Sampling of soils at sites associated with the Waste to Energy Facility
• Testing of soils and ash for metals and organics
• Review of stack testing reports and compliance reports
• Indoor air complaint investigations
• Mold, asbestos, odors, general indoor air quality
• New York State Clean Indoor Air Act enforcement (smoking in public buildings and work places)
• Smoking in restaurants and bars is regulated by the Food Protection program
Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that seeps into your home from under the ground. Radon causes lung cancer. The only way to tell if you have radon is to test your home. The Onondaga County Health Department has limited number of free radon test kits available. Call 435-6613 to order your kit.
If your home does have high radon levels, the problem can be fixed easily. The Onondaga County Health Department can provide a list of State certified radon mitigation contractors.
For more information about radon, call 435-6613 or visit:
New York State Department of Health
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency