Institute of Public Health, Sendai Municipal, Japan
Data Center Description
In order to prevent the spread of disease, the Institute of Public Health conducts investigations for pathogens from the outbreak of various infectious diseases following; influenza, acute bacterial and viral diarrhea, AIDS, and so on. In order to quickly discover the types of diseases contracted by infants, blood and urine tests are conducted.
To prevent incidents related to food, clinical tests are performed to investigate food poisoning and bacteriological and viral exams. The institute checks to see whether or not coloring and preservation agents are being properly used. And it checks to see whether farm produce like tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. contain any residue from farming chemicals. The institute also confirms the safety of imported foods such as oranges, lemons, and rice.
The institute is investigating the safety of well and private water supplies. Confirming the safety of garments, detergents and other products. Checking the water of swimming pools and public baths. Investigating the source of odors in the living environment. Searching for mites, a source of dust-borne allergies in the home.
The institute is checking for damaging pollutants in smoke from chimneys and smokestacks. Checking the level of pollution in the air and rain of Sendai City. Searching for the presence of heavy metals and chemical substances in the soil. Investigating the harmful properties in waste to prevent environmental pollution.
The institute gathers public hygiene information on symptoms and a condition related to the spread of infectious diseases and disseminates it in a clear fashion.