Environment and Health

Environmental hazards are established health threats and various environmental factors have been linked to poor health outcomes. HSE Public Health: Health Protection is actively working to improve evidence-based guidance on environmental hazards that will inform more effective response systems as part of an “all hazards” health protection service.

The HSE Environment and Health agenda will be driven by HSE Public Health: Health Protection led by a Consultant in Public Health Medicine in Environment and Health within the National Health Protection Office working with Consultants in Public Health Medicine/Medical Officers of Health and multidisciplinary teams in Health Protection in the HSE Health Regions. 

Visit the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre website

Information on environment and health has been moved to hpsc.ie/ (link opens in a new window) and includes topics such as:

  • Guidance on the public health management of environment and health incidents
  • Submissions on behalf of the Departments of Public Health on environmental matters that may affect health.
  • Position Papers on environment and health topics.
  • Annual reports for Public Health Medicine Environment and Health Group (PHMEHG)
  • Air quality
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Climate change
  • Energy
  • Extreme weather events
  • Noise
  • Odour
  • Radon
  • Radiation
  • Water - drinking water and bathing water

Page updated on 31/05/2024.