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
Seasonal Allergies and Pollination
Sneezing and itchy eyes are the key signs of seasonal allergies. The cause? Usually pollen. Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever, is when a person is allergic to pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds.
Did you know that trees begin to release pollen as early as winter? In New Mexico juniper tree pollination has already started and peaks in March.
You can find some relief from allergies by reducing how much pollen you are exposed to. How? Simple things like frequently washing your hands and face and taking off your shoes before you go inside your home can help. We offer more information about allergies and tips for minimizing seasonal allergy symptoms here.
National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 9-15, 2014
People use water every day for a variety of reasons, such as drinking, bathing, recreation, agriculture, cooling, and industry. Although water plays an essential role in every person's life, many individuals are not aware that much of their water comes from the ground. Learn more about drinking water quality here.
Do you have a private well?
Get resources for well owners
and learn about the importance of water testing.
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