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Environmental Health

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NE DHHS) plays an important role in regulating and overseeing state environmental health. This includes monitoring major environmental infrastructure like public water systems, wastewater treatment systems, and water wells. The NE DHHS also regulates several outdoor public facilities such as public swimming pools and recreation camps, and plays a role when regulating potentially dangerous environmental health situations. There are numerous laws and safety provisions dealing with mercury, radon, asbestos, lead-based paint, and radioactive materials.

There are 14 datasets that explore how environmental health topics have been addressed in the law in Nebraska. Click on each to learn more about the law related to that topic: