Welcome to our Environmental Health page ANIMALS. The interaction between
people and animals is thought to provide many health and emotional benefits.
For example, studies show that pet owners have lower blood pressure and
cholesterol levels. They also exercise more and have more opportunities for
socialization. However, animals, domestic or wild, can also be the source of
diseases that may affect people. These diseases are called zoonoses and you can
find more information about them here.
In these pages you will find information about potential risks to your health arrising from contact with companion animals (pets), wildlife, farm animals and visits to petting zoos.
Companion Animals/Pets at Home
Petting Zoos and Farm Animals