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ATSDR Brownfield/Land Reuse Health Initiative

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Category What are the community issues? How can redevelopment address the issues? What are the community health benefits? What data are needed to measure change?
Health Exposure to harmful substances in the environment, such as those at brownfields sites or in old housing stock, is one of many risk factors for several diseases and adverse health effects of concern (e.g., asthma). Environmental cleanups at brownfields sites may reduce risk of exposure to certain harmful substances. In addition, renovation of old housing stock and construction of newer homes may help further reduce exposures to harmful substances. Development of abandoned sites, vacant lots, and vacant buildings may reduce areas where certain crimes occur and create a better sense of community among local residents. Hospitalizations for asthma
Infant mortality rates
Lead and copper in tap water
Lead poisoning in children (blood lead levels)
Low birth weight

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Contact Laurel Berman at (312) 886-7476, Leann Bing at (404) 747-4451 or Gary Perlman at (404) 918-1492, or e-mail us, or e-mail us at atsdr.landreuse@cdc.gov.
 
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