From the food you eat, to the air you breathe, to even the water you swim in, all are issues members of the environmental field deal with on a day to day basis.
Folks in different environmental fields from the region and the state were in Minot this week to learn about and discuss hot topics such as: global warming, built environment, and food codes.
Administrator of Custom Health, Keith Johnson says environmental health is ever changing and anyone in the field needs to learn as much as possible.
(Keith Johnson, Administrator, Custom Health) "Environmental health and the practice of environmental health in this state is done by a very small amount of people and the responsibility is very big and people expect it to be done. So it is up to do it in the best professional way we know how."