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The Environmental Health Committee is responsible for preventing and reducing health hazards and harm caused by the human environment, and to promote the health and well-being of the population by monitoring and improving the health of the environment.

The Environmental Health Committee operates as a common institution and it is responsible for managing environmental health in accordance with the Local Government Act.  The committee acts as a health protection authority in accordance with Section 7 of the Health Protection Act, as a municipal supervisory authority in accordance with Section 16 of the Consumer Safety Act, and it is responsible for the tasks specified in the Food Act, the Tobacco Act and the Veterinary Care Act.  The committee also acts as the licensing and supervisory authority on the sale of nicotine products.


Youth Council representative Maisa Kari, representative Masi Pietikäinen

Rappourteur: Director of Environmental Health Kaisa Nivola
Secretary: Selena Nitecki


The date of Decembers meeting has not been set. 

The board meets about three times a year. The time of the next meeting is agreed upon in the meetings.

The meetings of the Environmental Health Committee in 2022 is organazed remotely below at 5:30 p.m.