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Mapping Tools


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tools

  • Enviromapper Storefront: A set of web-based interactive mapping tools for viewing and querying environmental information. Tool topics include water, Superfund sites, facilities information, chemical releases, general environmental conditions, Brownfield grant recipients, and post-9/11 environmental conditions in New York City.
  • Toxic Release Inventory Explorer: Displays toxic release information regarding facilities, chemical disposal or other release patterns that warrant further study and analysis. Specific data reflect disposal or other releases and waste management of chemicals, but not exposures of the public to those chemicals.
  • Surf your Watershed: Displays information about local watersheds.

Centers for Disease Control Tools

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BFRSS): Displays a variety of health risks at the national, state and local levels. Information includes women's health, asthma occurrence, diabetes, general health statistics and more.
  • GATHER: A spatial data access system that provides members of the public health community and general public access to data that is pertinent to the analysis and exploration of public health issues. Information includes hazardous waste and superfund sites.

Other Tools

  • TOXMAP: Displays the amount and location of toxic chemicals released into the environment.
  • Scorecard: A search tool that provides in-depth pollution reports for your county, including air, water, chemicals and more.
  • Cancer Mortality Maps: Displays geographical patterns and time trends for more than 40 types of cancers from 1950-69 and 1970-94.

Databases


Centers for Disease Control Databases

  • 2003 State Health Profiles: Downloadable pdf of the 2003 state health profiles. Profiles focus on key information regarding the nation's overall health status, distribution of federal healthcare expenditures and services, and CDC's partnerships with the 50 states.
  • Smart BRFSS: Health data for selected metropolitan and small city statistical areas with 500 or more respondents. Data can be used to identify emerging health problems, establish and track health objectives, and develop and evaluate public health policies and programs.
  • WONDER: A single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data. Data includes chronic disease, health practice and prevention, communicable diseases, injury prevention, occupational health and environmental health.

Other Databases

  • EPA Envirofacts Warehouse: A single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. Information includes environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States.

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