Singapore's environmental issues, and the policies to tackle these issues.
Statistics, reports and publications by our ministry and statutory boards.
Report incidents, participate in public consultations and suggest ideas.
Public health standards contribute to the quality of life. High public
health standards reflect a safe
environment for Singaporeans to work and play.
Food hygiene standards have to be maintained at all times to protect the
health of Singaporeans who eat at
the many food and beverage establishments in Singapore
Vectors spread diseases among the population by carrying viruses from one
person to another. The control of
vectors, especially mosquitoes, is one important way of protecting Singaporeans from diseases.
To protect Singaporeans from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, the
smoking ban was first introduced
in October 1970. It has been progressively extended over the years to cover many public places.
Maintain a low incidence of vector-borne and food-borne diseases.
Become a leading regional centre in epidemiological surveillance and research on vector-borne diseases.
To achieve high standards of public health, we aim to increase community ownership for public health. The
involvement of the wider community and private sector contributes to our public health as we move
towards great self-regulation.
To safeguard the well-being of Singaporeans, we carry out research to study vector-borne diseases and
explore better ways to control them.
CONTROL OF VECTORS AND PESTICIDES ACT (Cap 59)
ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACT (Cap 95)
SALE OF FOOD ACT (Cap 283) (Part III)
SMOKING (PROHIBITION IN CERTAIN PLACES) ACT (Cap 310)
Our statutory board, the National Environment Agency (NEA), keeps Singapore clean and green by protecting Singapore's resources from pollution, maintaining a high level of public health and providing timely meteorological information.
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Keeping our air clean by reducing emissions from industries and vehicles.
Keeping our land clean by managing our solid and hazardous waste well.
Ensuring there is water for all to live, enjoy, conserve and value.
Preventing transmission of vector-borne diseases and keeping our public areas clean.
Conserving and using energy efficiently and reducing carbon emissions to address challenges and climate change.
Last updated: 07 Oct 2019
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