Thiele Announces New York State’s First Ever Cancer Incidence Mapping Website
Originally Posted: May 12, 2010
- New York State unveiled its first cancer mapping website at an event at the Legislative Office Building in Albany on Monday, May 10, according to Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr
. (I-Sag Harbor). This groundbreaking website, created by the New York State Department of Health in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, went live and was made available to the public directly following the event.
"This innovative website will give the public access to an interactive map showing the locations of environmental facilities and the incidents and types of cancer within the same geographic areas," said Assemblyman Thiele. "This new application provides the public with additional information to help users be more aware of the frequency of cancer in their community."
Assemblyman Thiele supported Assembly bill 199-C sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Brodsky who was instrumental in spearheading this legislation which authorized the creation of the cancer mapping program in New York State. "I commend Assemblyman Brodsky in leading the effort to make this important information available to the public." Thiele continued, "I encourage all my constituents to use this information to make themselves more aware of possible risk factors and environmental facilities in their area."
To find out more information and to view the Environmental Facilities and Cancer Map visit the Department of Health's website at www.health.state.ny.us