Environmental Health

Environmental health is defined as freedom from illness or injury related to toxic agents and other environmental conditions that are potentially detrimental to human health (The Institute of Medicine; in Nursing, Health, and the Environment, 1995). Environmental health focuses on the linkages between human health and the conditions present in the environment and all of its elements, including such things as: the air that we breathe, the water that we drink and bathe and swim in, the soil that we come in contact with, the food we consume, the housing we live in, and the landscape. According to the World Health Organization, environmental hazards are responsible for about a quarter of all disease worldwide.

There are a number of environmental health issues that confront counties in southwestern New Mexico, such as childhood lead poisoning, particulate matter air quality problems, high concentrations of fluoride, arsenic and radio nuclides in drinking water, leaking septic tanks, and environmental impacts from mining activities.

Fall 2013 Get A GRIP Newsletter Now Online!

Get A GRIP Fall 2013 Newsletter is now available online! Features stories on AWSA and the Gila River, GRIP’s Copper Rules Appeal, AML’s Boston Hill Project, Sally Smith’s Retirement, Gila River Festival, and more! Find the online and downloadable version of the newsletter here, at Fall_2013_Get_A_GRIP. Below are the individual pages for the Fall Get A […]

Economic Development & Public Lands – Pt 2 on Earth Matters Radio

To listen to the podcast on Gila Mimbres Community Radio, visit: http://gmcr.org/earth-matters-ecotourism-p2/

Environmental Health/Clean Air Links & Resources

Sierra Club Clean Air Program – See especially their Factsheets & Resources Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter – Practicing and promoting the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; active in pursuing violations to the Clean Air Act by power plants in New Mexico. Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Issues Non Attainment Areas for […]

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Economic Development & Public Lands – Pt 1on Earth Matters Radio

To listen to the podcast on Gila Mimbres Community Radio, visit: http://gmcr.org/earth-matters-ecotourism-p1/

Nick Sussillo on Climate Change / Earth Matters Radio

To listen to the podcast on Gila Mimbres Community Radio, visit: http://gmcr.org/earth-matters-nick-sussillo/

2012 in Review – Pt 2 on Earth Matters Radio

To listen to the podcast on Gila Mimbres Community Radio, visit: http://gmcr.org/earth-matters-2012-in-review-pt2/

GRIP Citizens’ Watershed Monitoring Group to Form

Volunteers needed to track environmental quality of Silver City’s watershed By Regina Willis, VISTA Staffer As part of its VISTA project to clean up legacy mine sites in the Silver City Watershed, GRIP is very excited to announce plans to organize a citizens’ environmental monitoring group for the Silver City watershed. The project will kick […]

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Southwestern New Mexico Environmental Health Resource Guide

>English Version here   >Spanish Version here

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South-Central New Mexico Environmental Health Resource Guide

>English Version here >Spanish Version here

NMED Releases Record of Decision for Hurley Soils Clean-up

A draft Record of Decision (ROD) has been written by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) regarding remediation completed this summer in the town of Hurley. Out of 670 Hurley properties sampled, 523 were found to be contaminated with copper in excess of 5,000 parts per million, and in some cases with other metals. It […]

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