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Environmental Health

Environmental Health

RADON

Radon bottle Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste.  Radon gas comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils and water.  It is found throughout the United States.  Radon can seep into any type of building - homes, offices, and schools – through cracks and other holes in the structure's foundation.

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HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES (HIAP)

seniors biking Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a concept that explores the health impacts of all policies, especially policies that address the environment. HiAP looks beyond health policies into measures that indirectly affect the public’s health. Issues such as transportation infrastructure, community design, food and farm policy, and chemical control all contribute to this nation’s health.

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MEETINGS AND EVENTS

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DATABASE

Database The Environmental Health databases track state legislation and statutes addressing environmental factors that may adversely impact human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality, whether in the natural or man-made environment.

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OVERVIEW | ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Environmental public health relates to environmental factors that affect human health. Major environmental health concerns include asthma triggers, food safety, childhood lead poisoning, indoor air quality issues such as mold and radon, asbestos and pesticide exposures.

NCSL's Environmental Health Project assists state legislatures in their efforts to address environmental health concerns. NCSL tracks state environmental health legislation, provides research and analysis on environmental health threats, and is a leading resource for state legislators, legislative staff and others on policy responses to these threats.

 
 
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