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Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology

Facts & Figures

Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology performs public health surveillance on illnesses and injuries due to asbestos, lead and pesticides and studies the effects of certain environmental and occupational conditions and hazards on the health of people who live and work in North Carolina.

Public Health Surveillance Reports

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance (ABLES)

Adult blood lead levels are monitored by the ABLES program. For information on public health surveillance of child blood lead levels, see the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program of the Children's Environmental Health Branch, Environmental Health Section, N.C. Division of Public Health.

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Algal Bloom Events

Learn more about Algal Blooms.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisonings

Learn more about the health effects and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and prevention strategies.

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Climate-related illnesses

Reports produced by the Climate-Ready NC program. Learn more about Climate-Ready NC.

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Farm injuries

Public health surveillance of serious and preventable farm injuries caused by tractors, farm equipment, or farm machinery is conducted by the Occupational Health Surveillance program.

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Occupational health (illnesses and injuries)

Public health surveillance of occupational illnesses and injuries, including asbestosis and silicosis, is conducted by the Occupational Health Surveillance program.

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Pesticide-related illnesses and injuries

Public health surveillance of acute pesticide-related illnesses and injuries is conducted by the Pesticide Incident Surveillance program.

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Toxic substance releases

North Carolina uses a surveillance system known as the North Carolina Chemical Preparedness and Response Surveillance (ChPRS) Program to monitor toxic substance releases that occur within the state.

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Studies, Assessments & Consultations

Community health studies

These reports summarize studies conducted to determine whether human health in specific communities is at risk from environmental sources. Learn more about the Medical Evaluation and Risk Assessment program.

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Hazardous sites consultations and assessments (PHAs)

Public health assessments and consultations strive to determine if an exposure to a hazardous substance is occurring at a particular site and what the possible health impacts are. A public health assessment focuses on an identified hazardous site, while a consultation responds to specific questions on a chemical or chemicals found at a site. Learn more about the Health Assessment, Consultation and Education program.

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Medical evaluation and risk assessments

These reports summarize medical and toxicological evaluations of risk to human health from environmental hazards. Learn more about the Medical Evaluation and Risk Assessment program.

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Naturally occurring asbestos sites

This summary report provides information about identified naturally occurring asbestos sites in North Carolina. (Learn more about naturally occurring asbestos.)

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