In partnership with the CDC, DPH is looking at the impact of certain environmental chemicals – such as lead and mercury – on Massachusetts residents. This technique, known as biomonitoring, measures environmental chemicals in the human body. Through a state-wide study, DPH is trying …Continue Reading Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure
This week the DPH Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Substantial gains have been made in preventing exposure to lead through 45 years of public health interventions. Despite …Continue Reading Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health invites local health officials to attend an October 17th workshop at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The workshop is focused on an important environmental health study evaluating how Massachusetts residents are exposed to toxic chemicals. The workshop will describe …Continue Reading Workshop for Local Health Officials to Learn More about the Biomonitoring Massachusetts Study
Extreme heat events are one of the most common causes of weather-related deaths in the United States – and the number of heat-related deaths is rising. More frequent and severe heat waves are likely to occur as climate change continues to change weather patterns. These …Continue Reading Climate and Health: We Track That!
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is helping us understand the relationship between our water and our health. Improving our understanding of this relationship will help us protect our water and save lives. We all need clean, safe water. Drinking water from a private …Continue Reading Water: We Track That!
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHT) is helping us understand more about the relationship between children’s health and the environment. The environment affects children differently than adults. Because their bodies are still growing, children are at greater risk if they are exposed to …Continue Reading Children’s Environmental Health: We Track That!
Community design refers to all the elements of a community that are human-made and form the physical characteristics of that community. This includes buildings (schools, workplaces, and homes), roads, parks, recreation areas and transportation systems. The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHT) contains data …Continue Reading Community Design: We Track That!
Check out the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network! The Tracking Network is helping us better understand the relationship between health and air pollution. For example, asthma is a disease that can affect your lungs and make breathing difficult. In the United States, about 25 …Continue Reading Outdoor Air Pollution: We Track That!
The Environmental Toxicology Program in the Bureau of Environmental Health has developed a climate assessment approach that leverages the combined resources of the Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) tool and the CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework. The approach actively engages stakeholders …Continue Reading Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) & Climate Change
Welcome to the world of Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) created as part of a national effort by The Centers for Disease Control to make environmental and health data more readily available to the public. The Massachusetts EPHT program is happy to announce the release …Continue Reading EPHT Community Profiles: An Environmental Health Snapshot of Your Community
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