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Environmental Topics

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Environmental hazards are chemicals and toxins that can cause harm. Examples of hazards include radon in the home or particulate matter in outdoor air. The presence of a hazard does not necessarily mean that health problems will occur because risk is based on the presence of a hazard and exposure to that hazard. In some cases, exposure to environmental hazards can be associated with a disease or other health problem.

Environmental hazard data are key pieces of the Tracking Network. Hazard data are collected by many agencies and include data from monitoring air, water, and soil. Environmental hazard data also include information from estimates, calculations, and facility reports.


New Hampshire Environmental Public
Health Tracking Program
NH Department of Health and Human Services,
Division of Public Health Services
29 Hazen Drive  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4988  |  (800) 852-3345 ext.4988