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Tracking Health In Your Community

by: Current Health Articles

First-of-its-kind Environmental Tracking Network designed to protect nation’s health

 


 

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Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Tracking Network is a dynamic Web site that, for the first time, provides health and environmental data in one easy to find location.

The Tracking Network allows scientists, health professionals, and members of the public to track environmental exposures and some non-infectious health conditions. For example, the Tracking Network lets people know the health risks possible from contaminants such as air pollution and the relationship to asthma, and lead in drinking water and how it is related to premature birth.

For decades, the United States has faced a fundamental gap in knowing how environmental contaminants affect people’s health.  The Tracking Network was created to close this gap by improving the nation’s environmental public health surveillance.

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