The NH Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program is your source for State and National environmental health data.
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EPHT is a cooperative initiative between the NH Department of Health and Human Services and the NH Department of Environmental Services. NH EPHT is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve public health by providing science-based information on the trends and distributions of environmentally-related diseases.
American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of death in New Hampshire. Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.
To help prevent heart disease, you can:
• Eat healthy and get active.
• Watch your weight.
• Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
• Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
• If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
• Take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes.
• Manage stress.
Celebrate National Wear Red Day on February 5, 2016 to raise awareness about women and heart disease.
Promoting Radon Awareness
Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless, naturally occurring, radioactive gas. It comes from the breakdown of uranium in rocks and soil. It can seep into homes through cracks and seams in foundation floors and walls. Radon can also be found in well water and can be released into the air during showering, dishwashing, and laundry. In the U.S., the average level of indoor radon is 1.25 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), but samples collected in NH homes from 1988 to 2011 suggest that 50% of homes have a concentration of 2.3 pCi/L or higher.
Learn more: Spotlight: Radon Risk
For more information on radon, visit the US Environmental Protection Agency. To locate certified radon contractors in New Hampshire, visit the National Radon Proficiency Program or National Radon Safety Board.
NH EPHT is part of the CDC's national Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. The network was developed to integrate nationally consistent environment and public health data to support research, programs and policies that help protect the health of communities nationwide.
This web site is supported by grant number 1 U38 EH000947-01 from the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Its content is solely the responsibility of the authors and not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.
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