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Health Assessment Section

What is the Health Assessment Section?

In 1990, the Ohio Department of Health Health Assessment Section (HAS) entered into a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a U.S. Public Health Service Agency. The goal of this partnership is to serve the public by using the best environmental science, providing accurate health information and taking public health actions to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances.

Today’s complex environmental public health problems require a coordinated response from multiple agencies, organizations and a variety of health professionals. The HAS works closely with the ATSDR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA, local health departments and concerned communities to investigate and eliminate the public health threat posed by toxic substances in the environment.

The HAS is staffed by highly qualified individuals with a variety of backgrounds and expertise in health and environmental sciences including:

  • Geology and Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Sampling (water, air, soil)
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Community Involvement
  • Health Education
  • Toxicology

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Health Assessment Section
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-728-9452
Fax: 614-466-4556


Last Updated: 12/01/2017