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Market Watch: New Web Tool Tells People About the Health of Their Community
May 2, 2012, 9:59 am
Filed under: News

ORONO, Maine, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — With 10Green, a new, interactive web tool ( you can get a comprehensive assessment of the health of your local environment with just a few keystrokes. Just enter your zip code or the name of your community and 10Green gives you the health of your location on a simple 0 to 10 scale. This is the first time such a consumer-friendly environmental health tool has been made available.

Developed by the renowned Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, 10Green uses 10 air quality measures representing some of the most significant threats to human health, including Carbon Monoxide, large and small particulates, Ozone, Sulfur Dioxide and heavy metals.

“If you care about the health of your body, chances are you know your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and if you care about your financial health, you probably know your credit score,” said Dr. Paul Mayewski, the explorer, scientist and professor who serves as director of the Climate Change Institute. “But if you care about the environment where you live and work, how do you measure the health of your community? We created 10Green to be a place where you can easily learn about the health of the environment in your community.”

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