Section 22-10-1

Enumeration of conditions, etc., constituting public nuisances menacing public health.

The following things, conditions and acts, among others, are hereby declared to be public nuisances per se, menacing public health and unlawful:

(1) Animals (including fish, birds, fowls and insects), other than human beings, infected with or acting as, or likely to act as, conveyors of disease or infection whereby they are likely to become menaces to public health;

(2) Insanitary buildings, yards, premises, places, privies, ponds, marshes, swamps and dumps which are, or are likely to become, menaces to public health;

(3) Insanitary clothing, bedding, furniture, vehicles, containers, receptacles, appliances and equipment which are, or are likely to become, nuisances to public health;

(4) Unwholesome, or decayed or infected meats, fish, fruits or other food or foodstuffs, medicines, drugs, beverages or drinking waters which are, or are likely to become, menaces to public health;

(5) Such other acts, things or conditions as may, from time to time, be by the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health declared to be public nuisances per se, menacing public health;

(6) The ownership, possession, management, control, maintenance, permitting or use of any of the things or conditions described or referred to in this section or in any rule or regulation adopted under subdivision (5) of this section;

(7) The conducting of a business, trade, industry or occupation or the doing of a thing, not inherently insanitary or a menace to public health, in such a manner as to make it a menace, or likely to become a menace, to public health; and

(8) The conducting of a business, trade or industry or occupation or the doing of a thing lawful, but inherently insanitary or a menace to public health, without complying with safeguards for the protection of health as may, from time to time, be prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health.

(Code 1907, §718; Acts 1919, No. 658, p. 909; Code 1923, §1136; Code 1940, T. 22, §75.)