Environmental Health

  1. Contact Us
  1. Priscilla Lewis

    Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)
    Phone: 201-568-3450 ext. 510

  1. Aisha Osmann

    Public Health Investigator

Environmental Emergencies

For concerns regarding environmental emergencies occurring in the City of Englewood during evenings, weekends, and holidays, residents should contact the Englewood Police Department Dispatch at 201-568-2711. Upon receipt, Dispatch will contact and coordinate with the assigned on-call Health Inspector for that day to respond to the environmental emergency or animal control issue.

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According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, lead exposure from drinking water can cause serious health problems including increased blood pressure and decreased kidney function in adults, and contribute to learning and behavioral problems in children. For information about the health effects of lead, how lead gets into drinking water, and how to reduce the risk of potential exposure, please view the Lead Service Line FAQ for Consumers (PDF).

Mold

Renters who have mold problems in their rental space often have difficulty getting the mold problem corrected. Due to the lack of regulations, government offices have little authority to cite building owners regarding mold contamination. Englewood renters should contact the local Building Code office at 201-871-6642 regarding any unrepaired building leaks. When doing so, please be reminded that building code offices, like other government offices, most likely do not have mold regulations. Therefore, they will only be able to address structural deficiencies such as water leaks, plumbing issues, etc. For more information about your rights as a tenant, visit the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs' Landlord-Tenant Information website.

Spotted Lanternfly


Spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive plant hopper that has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops and hardwood trees. They feed on the plant sap of many different plants including grapevines, maples, black walnut, and other important plants in NJ. While it does not harm humans or animals, it can reduce the quality of life for people living in heavily infested areas. If you see a SLF, help us Stomp it Out