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The Health Assessment Section typically does not perform air, water, or soil sampling for either private homes or for businesses. We recommend that you reach out to your local health department for assistance if you believe you have a toxic substance in your home or water. If someone has eaten something toxic, call Poison Control immediately at (800) 222-1222.

The Health Assessment Section's chemical factsheets offer information about the sources and health effects of many different toxic chemicals that may be in the environment. Please click here to visit our Chemical Factsheets page.

The Health Assessment Section cannot assist with nuisance homes or vacant structures. 


To report a nuisance, contact either your local health department or your local code enforcement department for additional assistance. 

The Health Assessment Section does not provide resources specific to addressing mold or mold cleanup. 


For more information about mold and mildew, please visit the ODH Healthy Homes Program.

While the Health Assessment Section does provide some information on health and safety for people who are in former meth labs, it typically does not investigate properties to determine if they were used to produce meth or other drugs. 


The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) maintains the National Clandestine Laboratory Register which provides a list of Drug Labs in the United States. Click here for a list of all Ohio addresses that are associated with drug labs


For the Health Assessment Section meth factsheets, click here to visit our Chemical Factsheets page

Safety and health incidents at work fall under the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 


Click here to find your local Ohio area OSHA office