Search on Infobwana for Zambian companies that are making efforts to ensure the safety of the air we breathe, and what we touch, eat and drink. By helping to improve the conditions in which we live and work, these companies are making a difference to the health and well being of the population of Zambia. Environmental health businesses work across a wide range of sectors and specialisms.
These are companies that combine rigorous scientific knowledge with an understanding of regulatory requirements. They have the technical expertise to conduct environmental assessments in order to identify and minimise environmental risks that would endanger the health and safety of people as well as ensure compliance with current laws.
These companies are generally contracted to identify whether water, air, or land contamination will have an adverse impact on people, habitats, or sources of groundwater, for example. They will assess and interpret available data, paired with local government guidelines, and provide solutions based on those findings.
Companies and individuals that are considering buying land for commercial development would do well to hire an environmental consultant to fully assess the site from an environmental health point of view, and research previous investigations and historical uses.
Environmental consultants may be brought in to carry out site surveys and collect data to establish baseline pollution levels for an industrial infrastructure project. They may also be called to testify as expert witnesses for cases involving environmental liability.
A selection of Zambian companies that sell and rent environmental equipment and accessories. These businesses specialise in the provision of sampling, monitoring and testing supplies and equipment, including water well pumps, air monitoring equipment, and water monitoring instruments. Some also supply reliable and up to date geophysics equipment.
Such businesses typically employ staff with experience in repairing equipment such as sampling pumps, photo-ionization detectors, single and multi-gas monitors, flame ionization detectors, and water quality instruments.
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Environmental health care
Environmental health care activities identify, prevent and/or eradicate health hazards in the environment. Environmental health care businesses carry out supervisory duties in relation to health protection, food safety, animal health and welfare, as well as veterinary services.
Environmental health products
In the process of increasing crop production, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, nematicides, fertilizers and soil amendments are now being used in higher quantities than in the past. These chemicals have mainly come into the picture since the introduction of synthetic insecticides in 1940, when organochlorine (OCl) insecticides were first used for pest management. Before this introduction, most weeds, pests, insects and diseases were controlled using sustainable practices such as cultural, mechanical, and physical control strategies. As in other parts of the world, in Zambia there is now a significant move away from synthetic environmental health chemicals towards sustainable environmentally-friendly products and practices.