||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