Welcome to the Environmental Health Division at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Department of Health Services.
"Our mission as the Division of Environmental Health, is to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all persons in the City of Berkeley by administering state and local regulations. We believe in the importance of disease prevention through education and enforcement as a means of safeguarding public health."
2013 Annual Quarantine of Sport Harvested Mussels Begins - The mussel quarantine is a yearly event that happens due to dangerous levels of biotoxins that may be present in mussels gathered by the public anywhere on the California coast, including bays, inlets and harbors. The quarantine applies only to sport-harvested mussels; commercially grown mussels from certified companies are not included in the quarantine. [more...]