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Physical Environment

The environment plays a key role in public health. From air and water quality to radon and lead, there are many environmental factors that can influence the health of our residents. While many environmental factors are naturally occurring, our behavior can influence and increase some of the negative affects that influence climate change factors, such as automobile emissions and air quality.
Many adverse health outcomes have links to the environment, such as air pollution and an increased risk of heart attacks. Having reliable data about these health concerns provides a clearer picture of how the environment impacts health. This information can then be used to direct interventions to prevent and control these adverse health outcomes.

Air Quality


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Cardiovascular Disease

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Community Water

Heat Stress

Lead Exposure

Occupational Health

Find extensive information on environmental exposures and health effects on New Mexico's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network web portal.

The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Sun, 16 January 2022 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site:".

Content updated: Mon, 5 Nov 2018 17:33:27 MST