Event Start Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (All day)
Event End Date: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 (All day)

Disasters whether natural or technological, pose risks to public health. The key environmental health issues and challenges include food safety, water quality, wastewater disposal, shelter assessment/sanitation, vector control/pest management, responder safety, building assessment and management of municipal solid waste and hazardous waste materials. Good environmental health disaster management has a significant role in addressing the impact of disasters on environmental health infrastructure and consequently the public.