Mercer County is a generally low lying area sitting on the inner coastal plain adjacent to the Delaware River. Mercer County has one of the more diverse, urban/rural settings in New Jersey and has large areas that have the potential to breed mosquitoes. Integrated pest management is an approach that focuses on multiple sources to control a pest; while area-wide tries to group it all together and get everyone working at once.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that you can’t see, taste, or smell. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States resulting in approximately 20,000 deaths annually. The only way to know if you have high levels of radon is to have your home tested. Testing is easy, inexpensive, and high levels of radon can be fixed.
The Princeton Health Department conducts unannounced and sometimes announced inspections of all retail food establishments in Princeton. These inspections are conducted by trained Public Health Professionals with college degrees who are also licensed New Jersey Registered Environmental Health Specialists.