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Environmental Health Services
Responsibilities & Services
The priority of the Bureau of Environmental Health Services is to improve the quality of life in Shelby County by controlling pollutants in the air, assuring a safe supply of water and food, and eliminating general environmental hazards. This bureau uses diverse methods and programs for a wide variety of purposes, such as:
  • Controlling mosquitoes, rats, and other pests
  • Enforcing sanitation codes in swimming pools and restaurants
  • Handling more than 20,000 citizen complaints of environmental pollution and deficiency
  • Inspecting health care facilities, such as nursing homes
  • Inspecting vacant or abandoned property to prevent pests from breeding there
  • Inspecting water fountains for lead poisoning
Tyler Zerwekh, DrPH, REHS

814 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN  38105

Ph: (901) 222-9079

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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