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Health Hazard Evaluation Program

Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs) are assessments of known or perceived adverse health effects related to exposure to an environmental or occupational disease agent. HHEs investigate problems that are in the public interest and are performed for the benefit of public and/or non-profit institutions. Some HHEs may require multi-disciplinary interventions that include medical practitioners, epidemiologists, and industrial hygienists. Other HHE investigations may be simpler in nature, but no less important in terms of impact on public health.

Some well-known government agencies, such as the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have performed HHEs for many years. Some state agencies also conduct HHEs. However, it is relatively rare for a university to have either the resources or the inclination to perform this service.

GLCEEH works closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to designate and perform HHEs. Partnerships are also usually formed with local public health agencies to conduct HHEs.

The Health Hazard Evaluation Program is supported by ASPH/CDC/ATSDR Cooperative Agreement S1944-21/23 & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement U50/CCU524174-01. The contents of the HHE reports are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or other funding agencies

View information on selected HHEs

Contact Us

To inquire about this program or to request a Health Hazard Evaluation, please call:

Salvatore Cali,
Senior Industrial Hygienist
(312) 996-5722