The Air Quality Program
continuously monitors for the presence of various air pollutants as part of the National Ambient Air Monitoring Network; ensures regulatory compliance by issuing permits to and monitoring industrial air pollution sources; and inspects and monitors asbestos removal projects. Please call 816-513-6314 for more information.
Information about our visual opacity (smoke school) training is also available.
The Environmental Public Health Program inspects hotels and motels, child care facilities, swimming pools and issues noise permits. The CEH industrial hygienist provides advice to industry in the areas of indoor air quality, worker safety and hazardous waste handling. CEH, through consultation and educational outreach, informs the general public and individual homeowners about indoor air pollution and current community health issues. For more information, call the prgram at 816-513-6313.
Also within the Environmental Public Health Protection Program, Food Protection is responsible for the inspection of all food service establishments, retail grocery stores, taverns, schools, mobile units and temporary events; call 816-513-6315.
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides blood lead screening for children, medical case management of lead poisoned children, inspects homes for hazardous lead-based paint and provides free lead remediation for qualified residents. The program participates in lead research with other institutions and develops community resource material. The program also provides community outreach to the general public to inform them of the dangers of lead-based paint in older housing. For more information, call 816-513-6048.
The Rat Control Program has hired an exterminator who will perform free rat control services to people living in single-family homes or duplexes. We also provide rat control in sewers, vacant lots, vacant homes, and at City construction sites. If you have seen rats or the signs of a rat infestation in any of these areas, please contact the Rat Control program either through the Action Center or by calling us directly at 816-513-6010. In addition, you can contact us through the online form. The City does not perform rat control on commercial properties or apartment buildings, but can advise the owners of these properties on necessary steps to be taken. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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