Dane County's Environment Assessed in New Report

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 4:43am

Environmental Health Report Card for 2008 Released

Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) is pleased to announce the publication of the 2008 edition of the Madison and Dane County Environmental Health Report Card.

The Report Card presents a vivid snapshot of the collective environmental successes and challenges in Madison and Dane County, covering such key environmental issues as manganese and nitrates in drinking water, fine particulates and carbon dioxide in the air, lead paint in homes, microbial contamination of food, and sustainable usage of water and land resources.

This report is composed of data from many sources including city, county, state, federal and private agencies. The information has been compiled to provide an accurate and accessible document that will be useful for health professionals, academics, and the general public. The full report is available from the PHMDC website at http://www.publichealthmdc.com/publications/documents/2008RptCard.pdf.

There have been 6 releases of this report over the last 15 years, the last of which covered 2005 and 2006. This was the first of these reports to evaluate sustainability efforts of Madison and Dane County.

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Contacts: 
  • Jeff Lafferty, (608) 242-6491
  • Jeff Golden, (608) 243-0302