Colorado Cooperative Program for Environmental Health Assessments
This program represents our cooperative partnership with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the Atlanta-based principal federal public health agency responsible for the health issues related to hazardous waste.
This is the only state public health program that evaluates the public health implications of exposures to environmental contamination using the registry's public health assessment process, and identifies appropriate actions for particular communities to prevent or reduce exposures that are potentially harmful.
Overall, the program helps communities by:
- Identifying pathways of human exposure and evaluating human health risks associated with Colorado hazardous waste sites, and providing guidance to regulatory agencies responsible for cleanup.
- Identifying appropriate public health actions for particular communities to prevent or reduce exposures that have been, are or are potentially harmful.
- Continuing efforts to address community health concerns through community involvement and health education.