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Radon: We Track That!

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:37
CDC's Tracking Network connects people with vital information on a variety of health and environmental topics. Learn how radon data and information help determine individual and community risk for radon and inform community interventions. Environmental Public Health Tracking Network CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) is a dynamic surveillance system that provides information and data about environmental hazards and the health problems that may be related to them. The Tracking Network connects people with vital information on a variety of health and environmental topics, including radon. Radon and Health In the United States, radon is the second leading cause

Martin Luther King Jr. and Environmental Justice: A Leader Ahead of His Time

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 04:00
Every year we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work toward social justice, civil liberties, and equal rights for all. His actions, including civil disobedience and passive resistance, led to widely known legal achievements such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Might these actions also include recognition of health as a human right and thus point to Dr. King as one of the earliest leaders of what we now call environmental justice? When we look at the environmental justice movement today, the same social justice and rights
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