Environmental Health in Maryland

Environmental health in Maryland is the responsibility of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Environmental Health Bureau, the Maryland Department of the Environment , local health departments, and other agencies (notably, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural Resources).  These agencies work together to monitor and promote the health of Maryland's citizens through improvements in environmental quality and control of environmental hazards.  A Memorandum of Understanding among the agencies lays out the environmental health programs and responsibilities. 

The main activities of the Environmental Health Bureau are:

Environmental Public Health Surveillance

Regulatory Programs

Disease and Exposure Response


Prevention Programs