Track or Treat

October 28, 2021

Radon, arsenic, carbon monoxide, lead, poor air quality… these are just a few of the public health frights that may be haunting your neighborhood! Check out these Halloween cards and learn ways we can all keep safe from public health frights!

 

Halloween candy with text saying the Maine Tracking Network has some sweet environment and health data.

The Maine Tracking Network has health and environmental data on 15 different topics. It’s the only place in Maine where you can find town-level data about tickborne diseases and childhood lead poisoning in one place! What a treat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't fall off your broomstick at this news: pollutants like ozone and particulate matter (like smoke or dust) can cause lung and other health problems. Explore the Maine Tracking Network's new near real-time display with hourly updates on current and forecast air quality maps.

Check out our new real time air quality maps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may not be able to see carbon monoxide but it's still scary with a picture of a ghostMake sure your carbon monoxide (CO) detectors aren’t playing a trick on you. Check the batteries regularly. If the alarm goes off, assume it is because of CO and not a dead battery and leave the house immediately. Once outside, call the fire department or 911. Protect your health from CO and other public health frights.

Learn what carbon monoxide data is available on the portal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A healthy environment keeps kids smiling with a picture of a girl in a butterfly costume.The environment affects children differently than adults. Because their bodies are still growing, children are at greater risk if they are exposed to environmental hazards. Protect your kids from public health frights and test your well water for arsenic and other common contaminants every 5 years.

See how you can protect kids from public health frights like childhood lead poisoning. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Maine Tracking Network has data so good you feel it in your bones with a picture of a skeletonDid you know tap water supplied by #PublicWaterSystems is safe to drink because it is routinely tested and regulated by the Maine CDC's Drinking Water Program? Water quality data on the Maine Tracking Network can be searched by system name or town name to get summaries of arsenic, disinfection by-products, and nitrates/nitrites. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't lose your head in an emergency. Be prepared. With a picture of a headless horseman holding a jack-o-lanternLast year, 200 people visited the emergency department for cold-related illness between October and January. By preparing your home and car ahead of winter storms or other winter emergencies, and by taking safety precautions during extremely cold weather, you can reduce your risk of developing health problems related to cold weather. 

Learn what the most common cold-related illnesses are in Maine. 

 

 

 

 

 

Get a bird's-eye view of the health in your community with a picture of a ravenSee how you can use data and tools on the Maine Tracking Network to learn more about environmental health in your community, and then use that data to help solve public health problems. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brew up an intoxicating blend of environmental health data on the Maine Tracking Network with a picture of a cauldronThe Maine Tracking Network has data on 6 well water contaminants – and you don’t need eye of newt to explore them, just an internet connection. 

Brew up some data on well water quality. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carve out some time to check out the Maine Tracking Network with a picture of a jack-o-lanternWe dare you to make a map and share it with your friends and family! The Maine Tracking Network allows you to make customizable maps, charts, and tables on 15 environmental health topics. 

Carve up a map on the data portal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where you live can affect your health.We dare you to make a map and share it with your friends and family! The Maine Tracking Network allows you to make customizable maps, charts, and tables on 15 environmental health topics. 

Explore radon data and learn why we track it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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