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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Division of Public Health Statistics & Performance Management

Environmental Health
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Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking works in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to track diseases that may be related to environmental exposures. This website provides data sets on environmental hazards and associated health outcomes. The purpose of these efforts is to inform communities about disease trends and to design interventions that lead to better health outcomes.

Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Health
The programs of the Bureau of Environmental Health protect the health of Florida's citizens through maintenance of a healthy living environment. Program areas include on-site sewage treatment and disposal, drinking water, facility sanitation, and community hygiene.

Air Quality
One of the most common air pollutants is ground-level ozone, also known as "smog". While Florida meets the national air quality standard for ozone, all areas of the state experience a few days each year when ozone levels are high enough to affect sensitive persons. On such days, the Air Quality Index may reach the "yellow" or "orange" range and some people may experience coughing, throat irritation, and breathing discomfort. Look for the Air Quality Index report in your local media or view the AQI report online on our Ozone Forecast and Air QualityIndex page

Florida County Air Quality Index Site

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Clean Air Site

Beach Water Quality
The Beach Water Monitoring Program, also known as the Florida Healthy Beaches Program, is responsible for conducting beach water sampling for enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria for 34 coastal Florida counties every week and reporting the results to the public. Beginning with a 1998 pilot program, 11 Florida coastal counties began conducting beach water sampling every two weeks and reporting the results here and in local news media. In August 2000, the beach water sampling program was expanded to include the 34 Florida counties shown on the map on this site.

Hazardous Waste Site Health Risk Assessment Program
Hazardous Waste Site Health Risk Assessment Program conducts public health assessments by looking at each chemical found at a hazardous waste site and its known health effects. Some chemicals are toxic in small amounts, but an everyday chemical can be poisonous in large amounts. When we complete an assessment, we inform communities near the site about our findings. Sometimes we inform communities even earlier, such as when we find a health threat.

Hotel and Restaurant Inspections
The Division of Hotels and Restaurants (H&R) licenses, inspects and regulates public lodging and food service establishments in Florida under Chapter 509, Florida Statutes (FS). The mission of the division is to protect the health and safety of the public through education in partnership with industry.

Birth Defects
Birth defects are the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States, accounting for more than 20% of all infant deaths. Of about 120,000 U.S. babies born each year with a birth defect, 8,000 die during their first year of life. In addition, birth defects are the fifth-leading cause of years of potential life lost and contribute substantially to childhood morbidity and long-term disability.

Florida Birth Defects Registry

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)

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