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This project uses GIS to investigate proposed environmental factors that contribute to heart disease. This is based on several scientific articles (see references) that have hypothesized positive correlations between areas of increased air and noise pollution and dioxin emissions with heart disease incidence. We examined the Bay Area of California, which consists of nine counties. No significant correlation between our proposed factors and current heart disease incidence was found.

About the Author

Nick is a double major in environmental studies with a policy concentration and economics.

Sally is an environmental studies major with a concentration in policy and a philosophy minor.

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