Environmental Health

Preventing and Responding to Building Water Damage
Steps to take to prevent and respond to water incursion in your office or work area.

Indoor Air Quality
How to report indoor air quality concerns on campus.

Vehicle Idling
Do your share for clean air — Turn off your engine when waiting!

Compact Fluorescent Lights - Use & Disposal
Use of Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) significantly reduces energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, however, due to the small amount of mercury they contain, CFLs need to be collected for recycling.

Mercury Disposal on Campus
Keep Mercury out of the environment by properly disposing of items containing Mercury and cleaning-up any Mercury spills.

Tick and Mosquito-borne Illness
Enjoy your time outdoors, but be sure to protect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks.

Exposure to Wild Animals
It is important to avoid contact with wild animals, particularly mammals, as they may carry diseases such as rabies. Report any possible exposure to wild animals, including finding a bat in your room, to Health Services so an evaluation of the risk of disease can be conducted.

Disposal of Medical Sharps
Massachusetts regulations prohibit disposal of needles or other medical sharps in the trash or recycling.