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Environmental Public Health Program

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The Environmental Public Health Program evaluates the possible hazards to human health associated with toxic substances in the environment. Epidemiological studies and toxicological risk assessments are used to evaluate human exposures to hazardous substances and potential health risks. Chemical contaminants can enter our environment from emergency release events, hazardous waste disposal, global transport, local deposition and other sources.

Program objectives include:

  • Develop intervention strategies to reduce or eliminate chemical exposures of human health concern
  • Foster two-way communication in order to address community concerns about contaminants
  • Provide information about the health risks associated with hazardous substances

Programs and Activities

Hot Topics- What's New in the Environmental Public Health Program

Fact Sheets and Information on Selected Environmental Health Issues in Alaska

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Public Comments and Questions

The Environmental Public Health Program welcomes comments and questions from the public. Please send us your feedback via email to Thank you.

The public is encouraged to contact the Environmental Public Health Program with any questions they might have regarding environmental health issues.

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Many other credible environmental health resources are available online, and individuals seeking general information about health and the environment are encouraged to take advantage of the following useful sites:

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