Below are links to information related to environmental health. Click on the right menu or scroll down to view general information and programs, research, statistics and guidelines on this topic.
National Surveillance of Asthma: United States, 2001â€“2010 (10/30/2012)
Over the long term, asthma prevalence rose more slowly after 2001 than during 1980â€“1996, asthma hospitalizations declined since 1984 and deaths declined since 1999. Disparities by race and sex for adverse outcomes remained high despite these declines.
Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, Updated Tables, September 2012 (10/30/2012)
The data includes updated tables for 119 chemicals. Information is provided by age, sex, and race/ethnicity.
Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (10/29/10)
CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is a website that brings together data concerning some health and environmental problems. The goal of this network is to provide information to help improve where we live, work, and play. Health Effects categories include reproductive and birth outcomes, birth defects, cancer, and more.
National Report on Human
Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
The Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals is the most comprehensive assessment to date of the exposure of the U.S. population to chemicals in our environment. CDC has measured 212 chemicals in people's blood or urine--75 of which have never before been measured in the U.S. population.
Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals Released (12/31/09)
The Fourth Report is a 527-page document that summarizes blood and urine levels for 212 chemicals, including levels for 75 chemicals which have never before been measured in a representative sample of the U.S. population.
Effect of Hurricane Katrina: Births in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region,
Before and After the Storm (9/30/09)
The total number of births in the 14 selected FEMA-designated counties and parishes decreased 19 percent in the 12 months after Hurricane Katrina compared with the 12 months before, with births declining in the selected counties and parishes of Louisiana and Mississippi and rising in the counties of Alabama.
Public Health Tracking Network (8/10/09)
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources. On the Tracking Network, you can explore information and view maps, tables, and charts about health and environment across the country. The Tracking Network includes information on cancers, birth defects, and reproductive and birth outcomes.
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Page last modified: December 10, 2012
Page last reviewed: December 10, 2012