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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,
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.

Climate Change

  • Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Environmental Exposures

Air Quality

Beach Closings

Drinking Water


Lead Exposure and Related Risk Factors

Emergency Preparedness

Health Outcomes


  • See the Asthma Topic Page for a list of Indicator Reports related to asthma and respiratory disease.

Birth and Infant Outcomes


  • 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.

Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Heart Attack

Heat-Related Illness


Lyme Disease

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