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
- On this site you can:
- Learn how to protect yourself from environmental
- Learn which health effects might be associated with
- See how these exposures affect your community.
- See which health effects are occurring in the
- 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
- Get alerts and information about the latest
environmental conditions that acutely impact
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
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
Learn what you can do by visiting Tracking's Lead Poisoning Information Page
and NM Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
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.
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
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!
Are you suffering through fall seasonal allergies? Many shrubs, weeds and wild flowers are pollinating. Get tips for relief on our seasonal allergy page.