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Welcome to New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking

Get ready for a new experience on the NM EPHT website. New look and style coming soon!

    • 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.

    • On this site you can:
      • Learn how to protect yourself from environmental exposures.
      • Learn which health effects might be associated with environmental exposures.
      • See how these exposures affect your community.
      • See which health effects are occurring in the state.
      • Access state data and create maps, charts, and tables on the public portal.
      • Access the secure portal, which allows approved users to access unsuppressed county- and sub-county-level data.
      • Get alerts and information about the latest environmental conditions that acutely impact health.

NM EPHT Enhanced Website coming soon!

We are getting a new a look. You are getting a new health data query tool.

We debut our enhanced website in late Autumn 2016. We will continue to make the connection between health and environment. You can expect an easy-to-use tool that lets you see health and environmental information in one place, be able to learn about environmental health issues in your community, and find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family.  

Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future

Nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The estimate is based on children with a blood lead level of 5 micrograms per deciliter or higher using data from national surveys conducted in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010.

Learn what you can do by visiting Tracking's Lead Poisoning Information Page and NM Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Despite the continued presence of lead in the environment, lead poisoning is entirely preventable. Major sources of lead exposure to U.S. children include lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in deteriorating buildings. Children can also be exposed to lead from additional sources including contaminated drinking water, take-home exposures from a workplace, and lead in soil.

This year's NLPPW theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," underscores the importance of testing your home, testing your child, learning about drinking water, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects.  

Did you know that both federal and state Medicaid regulations require that all children enrolled in Medicaid be tested at 12 months and again at 24 months of age. Children between the ages of 36 months and 72 months of age must receive a screening blood lead test if they have not been previously screened for lead poisoning. Parents ask you pediatrician to do a simple test for lead poisoning. 

Private Well Testing

Drinking water quality is an important health factor. That's why it is a good habit to have your water from a private well tested regularly. Check out the 2016 schedule for free private well testing for New Mexicans households. 

New autumn dates and locations added!

Seasonal Allergies

Are you suffering through fall seasonal allergies? Many shrubs, weeds and wild flowers are pollinating. Get tips for relief on our seasonal allergy page.