Environmental Public Health Tracking System

summarizes air quality and water quality data as well as environmental health outcomes such as asthma, myocardial infarction (heart attack), birth defects, reproductive outcomes, thyroid cancer, and leukemia. It includes studies on the linkage of ozone in air with asthma, and arsenic in drinking water with bladder cancer. It also provides warning systems based on real-time satellite data for wildfires, dust, heat waves, and other weather events.

How might the environment affect your health? We are working to help understand. As part of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Network, an initiative lead by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New Mexico offers this site as a source for environment information integrated with health information in efforts to track and understand how the environment might affect the health of New Mexicans.

The Environmental Public Health Tracking website summarizes air quality and water quality data as well as environmental health outcomes such as asthma, myocardial infarction (heart attack), birth defects, reproductive outcomes, thyroid cancer, and leukemia. It includes studies on the linkage of ozone in air with asthma, and arsenic in drinking water with bladder cancer. It also provides warning systems based on real-time satellite data for wildfires, dust, heat waves, and other weather events.

Current data sets include:


Latest News

Evening Smoke Impacts Expected July 1, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Awareness

The Diego Fire, located seven miles southwest of Coyote, NM has grown to 1,000 acres. Smoke from the fire is expected to impact Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Rio Arriba counties starting late Monday afternoon through at least 9 p.m. Additionally, communities downwind from the fire may also experience... « read more »

Smoke Exposure a Hazard During Fire Season June 23, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Awareness

When wildfires happen, both the New Mexico Department of Health and Environment Department track the fires, advising residents in areas affected by fire how to reduce the risk to themselves and their families from smoke exposure. « read more »

Wildfire Resources Help New Mexicans Protect Themselves from Smoke Hazards June 17, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health and Environment Department continue to track the Assayii Lake Fire along the McKinley/San Juan county line in New Mexico. The departments advise residents in areas vulnerable to wildfire to learn how to reduce risk to themselves and their families from smoke expos... « read more »