The mean environmental health hazard index of Bergen County, NJ was 19 in 2015.

Median Environmental Health Hazard Index

The environmental health hazard exposure index summarizes potential exposure to harmful toxins including carcinogenic, respiratory, and neurological hazards. Values are percentile ranked and range from 0 to 100, with higher values corresponding to less exposure to harmful toxins. Data is computed for U.S. counties by applying summary statistics across all census tracts present in a county and is current as of 2015.

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Health and Environmental Health Datasets Involving Bergen County, NJ

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    Number of unhealthful days attributable to carbon monoxide, PM-10, lead, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide by pollutant, New Jersey: Beginning 2010

    healthdata.nj.gov | Last Updated 2017-08-24T18:33:52.000Z

    Number of unhealthful days attributable to carbon monoxide, PM-10, lead, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide by pollutant, New Jersey. Definition: Unhealthful days are determined by the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, which include standards for carbon monoxide, coarse particulate matter (PM-10), lead, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Data Source: Bureau of Air Monitoring, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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    NCHS - Drug Poisoning Mortality by County: United States

    data.cdc.gov | Last Updated 2018-06-04T12:49:09.000Z

    This dataset contains model-based county estimates for drug-poisoning mortality. Deaths are classified using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD–10). Drug-poisoning deaths are defined as having ICD–10 underlying cause-of-death codes X40–X44 (unintentional), X60–X64 (suicide), X85 (homicide), or Y10–Y14 (undetermined intent). Estimates are based on the National Vital Statistics System multiple cause-of-death mortality files (1). Age-adjusted death rates (deaths per 100,000 U.S. standard population for 2000) are calculated using the direct method. Populations used for computing death rates for 2011–2016 are postcensal estimates based on the 2010 U.S. census. Rates for census years are based on populations enumerated in the corresponding censuses. Rates for noncensus years before 2010 are revised using updated intercensal population estimates and may differ from rates previously published. Death rates for some states and years may be low due to a high number of unresolved pending cases or misclassification of ICD–10 codes for unintentional poisoning as R99, “Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality” (2). For example, this issue is known to affect New Jersey in 2009 and West Virginia in 2005 and 2009 but also may affect other years and other states. Drug poisoning death rates may be underestimated in those instances. Smoothed county age-adjusted death rates (deaths per 100,000 population) were obtained according to methods described elsewhere (3–5). Briefly, two-stage hierarchical models were used to generate empirical Bayes estimates of county age-adjusted death rates due to drug poisoning for each year. These annual county-level estimates “borrow strength” across counties to generate stable estimates of death rates where data are sparse due to small population size (3,5). Estimates for 1999-2015 have been updated, and may differ slightly from previously published estimates. Differences are expected to be minimal, and may result from different county boundaries used in this release (see below) and from the inclusion of an additional year of data. Previously published estimates can be found here for comparison.(6) Estimates are unavailable for Broomfield County, Colorado, and Denali County, Alaska, before 2003 (7,8). Additionally, Clifton Forge County, Virginia only appears on the mortality files prior to 2003, while Bedford City, Virginia was added to Bedford County in 2015 and no longer appears in the mortality file in 2015. These counties were therefore merged with adjacent counties where necessary to create a consistent set of geographic units across the time period. County boundaries are largely consistent with the vintage 2005-2007 bridged-race population file geographies, with the modifications noted previously (7,8). REFERENCES 1. National Center for Health Statistics. National Vital Statistics System: Mortality data. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm. 2. CDC. CDC Wonder: Underlying cause of death 1999–2016. Available from: http://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/help/ucd.html. 3. Rossen LM, Khan D, Warner M. Trends and geographic patterns in drug-poisoning death rates in the U.S., 1999–2009. Am J Prev Med 45(6):e19–25. 2013. 4. Rossen LM, Khan D, Warner M. Hot spots in mortality from drug poisoning in the United States, 2007–2009. Health Place 26:14–20. 2014. 5. Rossen LM, Khan D, Hamilton B, Warner M. Spatiotemporal variation in selected health outcomes from the National Vital Statistics System. Presented at: 2015 National Conference on Health Statistics, August 25, 2015, Bethesda, MD. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ppt/nchs2015/Rossen_Tuesday_WhiteOak_BB3.pdf. 6. Rossen LM, Bastian B, Warner M, and Khan D. NCHS – Drug Poisoning Mortality by County: United States, 1999-2015. Available from: https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/NCHS-Drug-Poisoning-Mortality-by-County-United-Sta/pbkm-d27e. 7. National Center for Health Statistics. County geog

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    Beach closings due to bacteriological levels, New Jersey, by year: Beginning 2010

    healthdata.nj.gov | Last Updated 2017-04-03T16:52:19.000Z

    Ocean and bay beach closings due to elevated bacterial levels, New Jersey. Definition: Number of ocean and tidal water beach closings due to elevated bacteriological levels. Data Source: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Monitoring and Standards History: MAR 2014 - 2020 target based on 2009 data (41 beach closings) MAR 2017 - Baseline year changed from 2009 to 2010.

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    Sandy PA Master Data

    data.nj.gov | Last Updated 2018-06-07T18:24:35.000Z

    This is a report for all the relevant columns of PA - Amount Allocated, Obligated, Paid- broken down by program, project, county and municipality.

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    Sandy DEP Master Data

    data.nj.gov | Last Updated 2018-07-16T18:39:06.000Z

    This is a report for all the relevant columns of DEP - The Amount Allocated, Obligated and Paid broken down by federal agency, program, county, and municipality.

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    Sandy DEP Summary Data

    data.nj.gov | Last Updated 2018-07-16T18:39:05.000Z

    This is a summarized version of the DEP Master Data with key columns.