The environment plays a key role in public health. Environmental exposures such as lead, radon, air pollution, and water quality can impact our health. More information on environmental exposures and health effects is found on New Jersey's Environmental Public Health Tracking portal, http://www.state.nj.us/health/epht/.
Many adverse health outcomes have links to the environment, such as air pollution and an increased risk of heart attacks. Having reliable data about these health concerns provides a clearer picture of how the environment impacts health. This information can then be used to target interventions to prevent and control these adverse health outcomes.
- See the Air Quality Topic Page for a list of Indicator Reports related to air quality.
- See the Drinking Water Quality Topic Page for a list of Indicator Reports related to drinking water quality.
- Also see detailed NJDEP maps of New Jersey private well testing data
- Alse see the NJDEP Radon Potential Map
Lead Exposure and Related Risk Factors
- Childhood Lead Testing Coverage
- Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels
- High Initial Blood Lead Levels in Children
- Average Blood Lead Levels in Children
- Pre-1950 Housing
- Poverty among Children
- Adult Lead Exposure
- See the Asthma Topic Page for a list of Indicator Reports related to asthma and respiratory disease.
Birth and Infant Outcomes
- See the Births, Infants and Maternal Health Topic Page for a list of Indicator Reports related to prematurity, low birth weight, infant and newborn mortality, fertility rates, sex ratio, and birth defects.
- See the Cancer Topic Page for a list of Indicator Reports related to cancer.
- Also see the interactive maps of statewide and county-level cancer incidence and mortality.