Exposure to environmental toxins -- from poor indoor air quality, vehicle exhaust to industrial waste --  is linked to negative health outcomes.  Existing research indicates that some exposure is due to individual behaviors, such as smoking, but that residential proximity to toxins in the built environment is a key contributor to negative health risks.  This brief summarizes the latest in research on the topic of toxics, health and place.

Health and Places Initiative (HAPI) Research Brief

Toxics, Health, and Place [PDF]

External Resources

Click here to view a list of external resources on toxics