Environmental and health data
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 8

Environmental and Health Data PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 75 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Environmental and Health Data. Health Datapalooza III Data Lab June 5, 2012 Steve Young, Senior Advisor, EPA [email protected] ( This document does not represent an official position of EPA. For conference/training purposes only. ). Why?.

Download Presentation

Environmental and Health Data

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Environmental and health data

Environmental and Health Data

Health Datapalooza III Data Lab

June 5, 2012

Steve Young, Senior Advisor, EPA

[email protected]

(This document does not represent an official position of EPA.

For conference/training purposes only.)


Environmental and health data

Why?

The Pew Commission -- on America’s Environmental Health Gap, September 2000:

“…Gap in critical knowledge…”

“…hinders our national efforts…”

“…we remain… in the dark…”

“We have the right to know more.”

We’ve made progress since then, but the points are still valid.


Epa has high value data that can help

EPA Has High-Value Data That Can Help

  • National Center for Computational Toxicology

  • The Integrated Risk Information System

  • ECOTOX

  • The Toxics Release Inventory

  • And a few words on linked data


Epa s national center for computational toxicology ncct

EPA’s National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT)

  • Epa.gov/ncct

  • ACToR - Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource

  • ToxRefDB - Toxicity Reference Database

  • ExpoCastDB - Exposure-Based Chemical Prioritization Database

  • ToxCastDB - Toxicity Forecaster Database


Integrated risk information system iris and ecotox

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) and ECOTOX

  • www.epa.gov/iris

  • IRIS provides information about human health effects that may result from exposure to environmental contaminants, covering more than 550 chemical substances

  • www.epa.gov/ecotox

  • ECOTOX provides chemical toxicity info for terrestrial and aquatic life


The toxics release inventory tri

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)

  • Public data about facility releases and transfers of toxic chemicals

  • Community right to know

  • Almost 25 years of data now available

  • TRI data can help identify situations that may merit closer scrutiny

  • www.epa.gov/tri


Linked data

Linked Data

  • Based on 20-year-old Tim Berners-Lee idea

  • Linked Data is about publishing data into the Web to enable data discovery, linking, and reuse

  • Relies on international Web standards that make data machine-readable and linkable (e.g., RDF)

  • Pivotal role of open, persistent, unique identifiers for key entities like author, article, chemical, etc.

  • Goal is to solve organizational issues related to data silos, requirements for faster data integration, and reduced-budget environment


We have the right to know more

“We Have the Right to Know More”

Credit: EPA, ca. 1973


  • Login