Because of potentially serious health risks of asbestos exposure, the Air Pollution Control Section of Shelby County Health Department regulates demolition and renovation activities involving asbestos-containing materials in the Memphis/Shelby County area.
Molds are fungi that can grow almost anywhere. Fortunately, for most individuals, mold does not cause serious health concerns. However, molds do have the potential to cause health problems, particularly in people who are sensitive to it.
To protect air quality in the Memphis and Shelby County area, the Air Pollution Control Section of the Shelby County Health Department enforces local air quality regulations. Stage I Vapor Recovery Control is required during the transfer of gasoline from trucks to storage tanks.