Environmental Health Services Index | Air Pollution
Problems associated with air pollution are of concern to all citizens. In particular, those problems involved with indoor air and related molds, fungi, and moisture as well as other toxins detrimental to respiratory health, are now in the public health spotlight.
The Florida Department of Health now has an indoor air quality section in Tallahassee, but this program is in its beginning stages and has only a limited staff to serve the entire state. Indoor air quality complaints should be directed to the Columbia County Health Department, which will help in getting assistance from the State Health Office. Please contact the Environmental Health Section at (386) 758-1058 to file a complaint or for more information about this program.
Outdoor air pollution complaints are usually investigated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Jacksonville (904-448-4300), with the local health department often taking the initial complaint and doing a preliminary investigation before referral to DEP.