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Each summary contains the following: Stressor Summaries
  • The name of the stressor.
  • The rankings given by each TWG that analyzed the stressor (see symbol key below).
  • A definition of the stressor and description of the kind of impacts it can cause in general.
  • A "What's at risk?" section outlining the areas of populations (human and ecological) in the
    state that are potentially threatened by negative impacts of the stressor.
  • One or more sections entitled "what are the [human health, ecological, and/or socioeconomic] impacts in New Jersey?" summarizing the type and magnitude of these impact types that seem most likely in the state.
  • A "What's being done?" section that describes the degree to which regulations or other environmental management strategies are currently being used to reduce the stressor's impacts.


Ranking Index
H = High, M-H = Medium-High,
M = Medium, M-L = Medium-Low, L = Low

1-3-butadiene

Acid Precipitation

Acrolein

Airborne Pathogens

Arsenic

Asian longhorned beetle

Benzene

Blue-green algae

Brown tide

Cadmium

Carbon monoxide

Catastrophic radioactive release

Channelization

Chromium

Copper

Cryptosporidium

Deer

Dermo in oysters

Dioxins & Furans

Disinfection byproducts

Dredging

EHD virus in deer

Endocrine disruptors

Extremely low freqency/ electromagnetic fields

Floatables

Formaldehyde

Geese

Genetically modified organisms

Greenhouse gases

Green/red tides

Habitat fragmentation

Habitat loss

Hanta virus

Hemlock woolly adelgid

Inadvertent animal mortality

Increase in impervious surface

Indoor asthma inducers

Indoor microbial air pollution

Invasive plants

Land use change

Lead

Legionella

Light pollution

Lyme disease

Mercury

Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE)

MSX parasite in oysters

Nickel

Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

Nitrogen pollution (water)

Noise

Off-road vehicles

Overharvesting (marine)

Ozone (ground level)

Particulate matter

Pesticides, present use

Pesticides, food

Pesticides, historic use

Pesticides, indoor

Pesticides, outdoor

Pesticides, water

Petroleum spills

Pets as predators

Pfiesteria

Phosphorus

Phthalates

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons(PAHs)

QPX parasite in shellfish

Radionuclides

Radium

Radon

Road Salt

Secondhand tobacco smoke

Starlings

Sulfur oxides (SOx)

Thermal Pollution

Tin

Ultraviolet radiation

Volatile Organic Compounds

Waterborne pathogens

Water overuse

West Nile Virus

Zebra mussels

Zinc

Office of Science
Dr. Gary A. Buchanan, Manager
428 East State Street
P.O. Box 409
Trenton, NJ 08625

Phone: (609) 984-6070
Fax: (609) 777-2852


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