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Housing and Camps
What We Do
Inspect apartments, motels/hotels, organized camps, detention
facilities, massage clinics, and bed and breakfasts for possible environmental health hazards
Respond to complaints
Rehabilitation or demolition
Work with neighborhood leaders to remove substandard multifamily structures that are hazardous to the community
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
California Tenants: A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities
Who Can Help Me Improve My Neighborhood?
You should be concerned about mold in your home if the mold growth is extensive and/or can't be controlled
by using disinfectants. Exposure to high airborne mold spore levels may lead to certain health problems.
Additionally, mold can cause structural damage to various components in your home.
Allergic reactions are the most common health effects associated with mold exposure. Common symptoms of mold
exposure may include respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, burning eyes, watery eyes, reddened eyes,
blurry vision, coughing, nose and throat irritation, skin irritation, shortness of breath, possible fever, and
central nervous system symptoms such as memory problems, mood changes, and constant headaches.
THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES DOES NOT TEST OR INSPECT FOR MOLD. You can visit the National Safety
or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Asthma, Air Quality, and Environmental Justice
additional information on the symptoms of mold exposure.
Additional general information on molds can be obtained from the following websites:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Biological Pollutants in Your Home
Indoor Air Quality: Basics for Schools
American Lung Association: Indoor Pollution: Biological Agents
Organizations that operate at camps longer than 2 weeks must have their food worker staff obtain the San Bernardino County
Certified Food Worker card. Click here for more information
Organizations that operate at camps for 2 weeks (14 days) or less and provide their own kitchen staff are eligible to take
the "Food Worker Class for Camps" online to obtain their food worker certification.
to view the Food Worker Class for Camps
. At end of class, come back to this page to study the
Camps Review Questions
. At end of questions, click "print certificate."
Laws and Regulations Relating to Organized Camps
Modified Family-Style Dining for Camps
Hotel and Motels
Bed and Breakfast Information Booklet
Bed Bugs in Hotels
Complimentary Food Service Fact Sheet
Camp News Archive
Housing and Camps FAQs