Environmental Health

Environmental Health at Home: 

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The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office works to ensure compliance with environmental and public health laws and to ensure that landlords, tenants, and owners have accurate information to ensure compliance with the law and safe and healthy homes. Home environmental health risks can create significant sources of illness or injury and can affect residents’ ability to safely enjoy their homes, whether they own or lease them. A spectrum of federal, state, and local agencies regulates and provides assistance for issues related to environmental health at home. Please visit the linked page for information on the following health topics: 

  • Lead
  • Asbestos 
  • Solid waste, hazardous waste, odors, and pests
  • Mold and water damage
  • Noise
  • Drinking water
  • Manufactured housing 
  • Sewage and Septic Systems 
  • Legal Assistance 

***Note: This website provides a summary of laws, rules, and regulations for informational purposes, but it does not constitute legal opinion or alter any person’s obligation to comply with the law as written.***