Reduce health and environmental risks from hazardous sites — EH‑05

Status: Improving


Most Recent Data:
85.2 percent (2021)

87.3 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

83.8 percent of Superfund Environmental Indicator sites where human exposure is known to be under control in 2018

Reduce the risks to human health and the environment posed by hazardous sites

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Sites with toxic or dangerous materials can harm both human health and the environment. Chemicals from these materials can get into drinking water or the air, which can have negative health effects on entire communities. Cleaning up sites with toxic or dangerous materials can help prevent or reduce these health risks.