Environmental Health

The environment we live in is directly related to our health. Air pollution can affect our breathing, radon can Public Health - Prevent - Promote - Protectcause cancer, excessive noise can damage our hearing and the water we drink can make us sick. Therefore, the Warren Township Health Department monitors and evaluates environmental conditions on a regular basis. We also maintain files to preserve our environmental history. If you have a question or concern about the environment, contact us as we may be able to provide some valuable information.

  1. Animals
  2. Contaminated Sites
  3. Lead
  4. Lyme Disease
  5. Rabies
  6. Radon

Animals are the source of many diseases. We call these diseases, which are passed from animals to humans, zoonotic diseases or zoonoses. There are many of them and they can be from a bacteria, virus, fungus or parasite.

The number of diseases is growing as a result of increased movement of people around the world exposing us to new animals and diseases and also as a side effect of human expansion into areas historically reserved for animals.

Common Diseases

Specific commonly known examples are:

  • Avian Influenza
  • E Coli
  • Lyme Disease
  • Rabies
  • Salmonella
  • West Nile Virus

Less Common

Less common examples include:

  • Anthrax
  • Giardiasis
  • Hantavirus
  • Toxoplasmosis


Your health department works to investigate cases of these diseases and even more to prevent them. Prevention efforts can take many forms such as:

  • Assuring appropriate vaccination against rabies
  • Educating the public about reducing or eliminating exposure to disease carrying animals such as ticks and wildlife and arranging for testing of animals
  • Licensing of pets
  • Offering of rabies clinics