What is the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network?
Te Environmental Public Health racking Network (EPHN) provides inormationcommunities can use to improve their residents’ environmental health. Tis inormation comesrom a nationwide network, run by the Centers or Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thatdisplays health data and environmental data in one place.
Te network tracks hazards in theenvironment that may be harmul to health and create negative health outcomes. Te EPHNlinks this inormation together to provide an important picture o how health is inuenced by our environment. Environmental hazards are materials in the air, water, soil and ood that areharmul to health. Te network is the rst o its kind and contains local, state and national data.
What Does the Network Do?
Te EPHN tracks environmental hazards and disease. It is designed to link data about hazardsto data about health eects. Te portals house data about health issues like cancer, asthma andbirth deects, and environmental hazards like air pollution. Te EPHN is always working toadd even more data. For example, the CDC has unded eorts to increase biomonitoring, whichmeasures people’s contact with hazardous materials in the environment. Knowing the amount o hazardous material people take into their bodies can provide better inormation about contactwith environmental hazards.
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The network tracks hazards in theenvironment that may be harmful to health aswell as the health problems they may cause.