The Health Departments Environmental Health Service is committed to enhancing the quality of our environment promoting a safe and healthy community for the residents of Lawrence County and surrounding areas. We seek to serve the needs of the rural community by providing essential environmental health services designed to ensure people can work, raise families, recreate, and grow without the threat of food borne, or vector borne disease and to protect and preserve environmental resources such as earth, water, air, fauna, and flora. We work to improve the health of our environment by promoting collaboration and education
Mold is everywhere. However, too much mold in your home can cause many health effects for different people, like allergies, asthma, and even lung infections. The best ways to control mold in your home are to prevent it from growing, and to clean or remove it if it is found. Testing for mold is generally not recommended because there are no standards established for what the safe quantities of mold are for the various types of mold. Therefore, no matter what type of mold is found growing in your home, you should arrange for its removal.
For more information about the health effects from mold in your environment, click here to visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) website.
For more information about the ways you can prevent and remove mold in your home, click on the picture of the house above to visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website.
Lawrence County Health Department
Environmental Health Services
P. O. Box 516
11362 Country Club Rd
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Phone: (618) 943-3302
Fax: (618) 943-7589
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm cst