This powerful tool from ESRI allows you to achieve a greater understanding of how local environments affect health. My Place History is a way to link public health information with personal environmental experience. Utilize geomedicine, a modern framework for bringing everyday information into the physician/patient relationship or to understand and explain health trends .

As more and more Americans move each year, the need for detailed information about our personal environments grows. My Place History is a new tool that links your personal place history to several governmental databases, including the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Health’s known chemical database. Both of these databases have been in the public domain since the late 1980s.

Using U.S. street addresses to create and maintain a personal place history, My Place History allows you to gather general information about the distance (or proximity) to certain specific events, hazards or exposures and unlock a wealth of geographically relevant health information. Users are encouraged to review more detailed documentation at the EPA and National Institute of Health Toxmap websites.

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