Environment and your health

Colorado APPLETREE

This program represents our cooperative partnership with the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Using ATSDR's public health assessment process, we evaluate how exposures to environmental contamination might harm public health. The program:

  • Identifies exposure pathways and evaluates health risks associated with Colorado hazardous waste sites.
  • Provides guidance to regulatory agencies responsible for cleanup.
  • Identifies actions communities can take to prevent or reduce exposures that have been or are potentially harmful.
  • Addresses community health concerns through engagement and education.

  Hazardous waste site assessments