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The Environmental Health Bureau works closely with the Maryland Department of the Environment, local health departments, and other agencies, to monitor and promote the health of Maryland's citizens through improvements in environmental quality. The Bureau has 3 main responsibilities: (1) Surveillance of environmental, occupational, and injury conditions and exposures; (2) Regulation and control of hazards in food, home environments, and the community; and (3) Response to new and emerging hazards and environmental threats such as global climate change.