Health Protection

The Health Protection unit maintains and promotes human health as well as prevents, mitigates and removes such factors that may cause hazards or endanger health and the living environment.

The City’s health protection operations are based on the Health Protection Act drafted by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Inspectors of the City of Helsinki Environment Centre give advice to start-up beauty salons,  supervise the quality of domestic and swimming water and sales of tobacco products, for example.

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