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Complete Health Indicator Report of Hazardous Substance Releases

Definition

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) defines hazardous substances emergency events as acute uncontrolled or illegal releases of hazardous substances. Events involving releases of only petroleum are only included if there are injuries or public health action (including environmental sampling, evacuations, etc). Events are included if the amount of substance released needed to be removed, cleaned up, or neutralized according to federal, state, or local laws.

Numerator

This Indicator Report contains the following variables: 1. Number of hazardous substance releases 2. Number of victims of hazardous substance releases

Denominator

Not applicable.

Data Interpretation Issues

The NTSIP includes events involving releases of petroleum only if there are injuries or public health action (including environmental sampling, evacuations, etc). Petroleum being used as a fuel in a vehicle at the time of the incident is not included. Data includes only acute releases, defined as lasting less than 72 hours. NTSIP is primarily focused on releases that involve an industry, so small quantity release limitations apply. The number of NTSIP events is limited by reporter's adherence to reporting requirements. NTSIP reporting is supported by state and federal environmental laws, by the Utah injury reporting rule R386-703 section (i) Chemical Poisoning, and by voluntary reporting. For more details on the Utah injury reporting rule R386-703 section (i) Chemical Poisoning go to http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r386/r386-703.htm#T3. For more details on state and federal environmental laws and rules go to http://www.deq.utah.gov/Laws_Rules/.

Why Is This Important?

Hazardous substance releases may not occur often, but when they do occur, they have the potential for causing harmful health effects. The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) system actively collects information to describe the public health consequences of acute (less than 72 hours) releases of hazardous substances in participating states. This Indicator Report summarizes the characteristics of events reported in Utah. Information about acute events involving hazardous substances were collected, including the substance(s) released, number of victims, and number and types of injuries. The data were computerized using an ATSDR-provided Web-based data entry system. This data provides needed information to create prevention activities, which can decrease injury and death as a result of a hazardous material release. Knowing what kind of hazardous materials commonly exist in Utah, how and where they are released, and the effects they have on employees, responders, and the general public will create opportunities for improved policies, procedures, and training for a cleaner, safer environment.

Healthy People Objective EH-11:

Reduce the amount of toxic pollutants released into the environment
U.S. Target: 3.5 billion pounds

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) system is directed by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Seven state health departments currently have cooperative agreements with ATSDR to participate in NTSIP: Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin. For more information on the National NTSIP, go to http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov//ntsip/.

Available Services

Utah Poison Control Center: Poison Emergencies, Questions, and Prevention Information Call 1-800-222-1222 Utah Division of Environmental Response and Remediation: 24 Hour Emergency Phone Number for Incident Spills - (801) 536-4123


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Hazardous Substance Releases by County, Utah, 2010-2014

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YearCountyNumber of Hazardous Substance Releases
Record Count: 145
2010Beaver1
2010Box Elder3
2010Cache6
2010Carbon3
2010Daggett0
2010Davis22
2010Duchesne7
2010Emery3
2010Garfield1
2010Grand0
2010Iron2
2010Juab1
2010Kane0
2010Millard1
2010Morgan0
2010Piute0
2010Rich0
2010Salt Lake112
2010San Juan1
2010Sanpete0
2010Sevier0
2010Summit5
2010Tooele8
2010Uintah9
2010Utah17
2010Wasatch2
2010Washington3
2010Wayne0
2010Weber11
2011Beaver0
2011Box Elder6
2011Cache3
2011Carbon1
2011Daggett0
2011Davis23
2011Duchesne3
2011Emery1
2011Garfield0
2011Grand1
2011Iron2
2011Juab2
2011Kane1
2011Millard2
2011Morgan0
2011Piute0
2011Rich0
2011Salt Lake75
2011San Juan1
2011Sanpete0
2011Sevier0
2011Summit3
2011Tooele5
2011Uintah1
2011Utah8
2011Wasatch0
2011Washington4
2011Wayne0
2011Weber10
2012Beaver1
2012Box Elder2
2012Cache8
2012Carbon4
2012Daggett2
2012Davis26
2012Duchesne6
2012Emery1
2012Garfield0
2012Grand1
2012Iron0
2012Juab1
2012Kane0
2012Millard0
2012Morgan0
2012Piute0
2012Rich0
2012Salt Lake109
2012San Juan2
2012Sanpete2
2012Sevier3
2012Summit3
2012Tooele5
2012Uintah10
2012Utah23
2012Wasatch3
2012Washington10
2012Wayne0
2012Weber15
2013Beaver2
2013Box Elder2
2013Cache6
2013Carbon1
2013Daggett0
2013Davis17
2013Duchesne7
2013Emery0
2013Garfield0
2013Grand1
2013Iron0
2013Juab0
2013Kane0
2013Millard0
2013Morgan1
2013Piute0
2013Rich2
2013Salt Lake56
2013San Juan3
2013Sanpete0
2013Sevier0
2013Summit0
2013Tooele4
2013Uintah2
2013Utah8
2013Wasatch0
2013Washington2
2013Wayne0
2013Weber3
2014Beaver0
2014Box Elder3
2014Cache3
2014Carbon1
2014Daggett0
2014Davis14
2014Duchesne3
2014Emery1
2014Garfield0
2014Grand0
2014Iron0
2014Juab1
2014Kane0
2014Millard0
2014Morgan0
2014Piute0
2014Rich0
2014Salt Lake60
2014San Juan1
2014Sanpete0
2014Sevier0
2014Summit1
2014Tooele7
2014Uintah3
2014Utah4
2014Wasatch1
2014Washington1
2014Wayne0
2014Weber4

Data Notes

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) is supported with funds from the CERCLA trust fund, and the Office of Terrorism Planning and Emergency Response of the CDC, and provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Cooperative Agreement Number U61TS874146.

Data Source

National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP)


Hazardous Substance Releases by Year, Utah, 2000-2014

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YearNumber of Releases
Record Count: 15
2000305
2001534
2002446
2003474
2004504
2005517
2006431
2007392
2008209
2009252
2010218
2011152
2012237
2013117
2014108

Data Notes

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) is supported with funds from the CERCLA trust fund, and the Office of Terrorism Planning and Emergency Response of the CDC, and provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Cooperative Agreement Number U61TS874146.   Reporting requirements for releases can impact yearly number of releases reported here

Data Source

National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP)


Number of Victims of Hazardous Substance Releases by Substance Category, 2000-2009

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Hazardous SubstanceNumber of Victims per Substance Category
Record Count: 16
Acids73
Ammonia26
Bases11
Chlorine39
Other Inorganic Substances95
Paints and Dyes3
Agricultural Chemicals and Pesticides24
PCBs0
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)47
Other102
Mixture46
Formulations0
Hetero-organics10
Hydrocarbons40
Oxy-organics100
Polymers31

Data Notes

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) is supported with funds from the CERCLA trust fund, and the Office of Terrorism Planning and Emergency Response of the CDC, and provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Cooperative Agreement Number U61TS874146.

Data Source

National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP)

References and Community Resources

Utah Department of Health National Toxic Substance Incidents Program Surveillance Program website: http://epht.health.utah.gov/epht-view/topic/HazardousSubstance.html Utah Poison Control Center website: http://uuhsc.utah.edu/poison/ Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry website: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov//ntsip Utah Division of Environmental Response and Remediation website: http://www.environmentalresponse.utah.gov/ For more details on the Utah injury reporting rule R386-703 section (i) Chemical Poisoning go to http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r386/r386-703.htm#T3. For more details on the state and federal environmental laws and rules go to http://www.deq.utah.gov/Laws_Rules/.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 04/08/2015, Published on 04/09/2015
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