Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Environmental hazards

One source of data on environmental hazards is the US EPA. They have a web accessible database on "toxic release inventory" or TRI. They describe it as:"The TRI Explorer provides fast and easy access to the TRI data to help communities identify facilities and chemical releases that warrant further study and analysis." Find it here

Socioecomic Trends 2000 and and Well-Being Indicators 1950-2000, 408 pp., 8.53 MB, is put out by the state Office of Rural Health. It's a large PDF here.

The Pollution Locator focuses especially on Superfund sites and is located
here.

Lead Exposure Status Among New York Children by county and ZIP code comes from the state Department of Health. Get tables here.

Also from the state Department of Health, Cancer Data for New York State Counties
here.

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