The awareness week, which runs Sept. 24-29, has the theme “Healthy Places, Healthy People” this year.
Information displays will be set up at health unit offices in Greater Sudbury, Chapleau, Espanola, Mindemoya, and St. Charles.
The health unit will also be focusing on the work of environmental health professionals during the awareness week.
These professionals are “committed to promoting and protecting public health, and continually meeting new environmental challenges that can affect human health,” according to a press release from the health unit.
Public health inspectors, environmental health officers, sanitarians and environmental health professionals are known by many names, many titles, and work in many fields.
Yet they share a common goal — the pursuit of a safer tomorrow, the press release said.
These are the people who inspect the restaurants where you eat, the public pools and beaches where you and your children swim, and they ensure that the water you drink is safe. Public health inspectors also inspect private sewage disposal systems to protect the natural environment and local waterways.
For more information about Environmental Public Health Week or services provided by environmental public health professionals, phone the Sudbury and District Health Unit at 705-522-9200 or visit www.sdhu.com.