Environmental Hazards Data
Environmental hazards are substances in our environment that can cause disease and health conditions. For example, exposure to asbestos or radon can cause lung cancer. Exposure to lead in young children can cause cognitive impairment or even death. And exposure to air pollutants can cause respiratory symptoms and asthma exacerbations. Other suspected relationships, such as air pollution and heart attacks, need more study. By tracking environmental hazard data and analyzing it in relation to health data, we can improve our ability to understand the effect of environmental exposures on health and prevent environmentally related diseases.
The EPHT Program is looking at a number of environmental hazards that may impact the health of New Hampshire residents. Currently, we are focusing on air pollution (ozone and particulate matter) and key contaminants in public drinking water (arsenic, disinfection by-products, nitrates/nitrites, and lead). Nationally consistent data and measures for those hazards have been developed for the national Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. These data will soon be available on the Environmental Health Data Integration Network (EHDIN).
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