In the past 100 years, two of the greatest public health achievements were safer food handling and sanitation improvements. 100 years ago, if you escaped flu, pneumonia and tuberculosis, you were likely to succumb to a gastrointestinal infection – likely from bad food or water. Many local health departments began inspecting dairies in the 1920’s and 1930’s. In 1953, Ohio adopted its first food safety code. In 1977, Ohio adopted minimum guidelines for sewage systems. Ensuring safe food and clean water remains one of the cornerstones of public health today! #PublicHealthMatters

water 100yrs.PNG
kitchen 100yrs.PNG