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Can EH investigate general complaints concerning improper disposal of tires/roofing shingles/garbage/misc. debris, pests, etc. involving private residences?
How can I have my home tested for radon gas or find assistance with radon questions?
Does the Health Department regulate tanning salons or beauty salons?
Where do I file a complaint about dumping in streams?
What do I do to clean up mildew/mold issues in my house?
How do I file a complaint about a restaurant or other establishment regulated under FLI?
What do I do if I think I have foodborne illness?
Are there some foods that I can serve that do not require a food handling permit?
Q: Can EH investigate general complaints concerning improper disposal of tires/roofing shingles/garbage/misc. debris, pests, etc. involving private residences?
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Environmental Health does not investigate complaints of this nature at private residences. However, we may refer these complaints to other jurisdictions if applicable. http://wastenot.enr.state.nc.us/
Q: How can I have my home tested for radon gas or find assistance with radon questions?
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Q: Does the Health Department regulate tanning salons or beauty salons?
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No. Tanning and beauty salons are regulated by the NC Division of Radiation Protection (under NCDENR). Phone: 919-571-4141 (Raleigh)
Q: Where do I file a complaint about dumping in streams?
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You can contact the NC Division of Water Quality (Asheville Regional Office- 828-296-4500) or contact the Cherokee County Environmental Health Department (828-835-3853) and we will refer your complaint to the DWQ regional office.
Q: What do I do to clean up mildew/mold issues in my house?
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Q: How do I file a complaint about a restaurant or other establishment regulated under FLI?
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Contact the Cherokee County Environmental Health Department where the call will be referred to the designated specialist for investigation of the complaint.
Q: What do I do if I think I have foodborne illness?
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Contact your physician or other health care provider and your local health department.
Additional information concerning foodborne outbreaks can be accessed at:

Q: Are there some foods that I can serve that do not require a food handling permit?
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Yes, non hazardous foods such as popcorn, dip or scoop ice cream, candied apples, boiled peanuts, and cotton candy are not regulated. If you have a certain food item that you are not sure about call FLI to see if a permit would be required. The following website addresses the selling of home canned goods, non-hazardous baked goods, and other foods not regulated under the Health Department: