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Inspections & Licenses

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Inspections conducted by the Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH) are conducted to determine compliance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) statutes and regulations as well as federal statutory requirements.  The frequency of facility inspections is risk based.  The purpose of facility inspections is to protect the health and well-being of Massachusetts residents.

In Massachusetts, children are required to have a blood test for lead. Whenever a child is lead poisoned, the BEH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) conducts lead inspections. Lead inspections occur in homes built prior to 1978; the year lead was banned from residential paint. The purpose of lead inspections is to identify lead hazards in the home so that the owner can comply with deleading requirements to make the home lead safe and protect children from lead exposure.

For more information about the Lead Law and associated regulations, please visit the CLPPP website here.

Available Data Types on the MA EPHT portal
Inspection Outcome Type of Statistic Available Geographic Area For Which the Data are Available
Inspection Outcome Food Processing Inspections Type of Statistic Available Most recent inspection date by facility and inspection result. Facility address, license and distribution information. Geographic Area For Which the Data are Available By community
Inspection Outcome Mammography Type of Statistic Available

Mammography inspection data is no longer available on MEPHT and has been archived by the MDPH Radiation Control Program. Please contact the Radiation Control Program to request the data or with any questions on the mammography inspections carried out by the Program. RadiationControl@massmail.state.ma.us

Inspection Outcome Home Lead Inspections Type of Statistic Available Inspection and compliance activity at a specific address. Geographic Area For Which the Data are AvailableBy street level and unit level

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