Cancer Concerns: in my environment
For an environmental contaminant to cause cancer or other diseases, there must be a completed pathway through which the contaminant travels to the human body. This could occur through air, water, food, or direct contact with the skin. Most environmental health scientists believe that only a small proportion of all cancers are related to toxic substances.
A concern about cancer and the environment may be reported to the Cancer Surveillance Unit (CSU) of the NJDOH Environmental and Occupational Health Surveillance Program. CSU responds to a report of concerns about cancer and the environment with the assistance of the person who reported the cancers. Contact Us.
New Jersey Resources
- NJ Department of Health
- NJ Department of Environmental Protection