|New Jersey could credibly be
called the health-knowledge capital
of the world. We are home to some of the world’s largest healthcare
and pharmaceutical companies. Health service is one of our largest
private-sector employers, providing more than 300,000 jobs.
Some of the foremost health research in the world takes place
here. At the same time, New Jersey has a variety of environmental
problems - including smog, radon, and contaminated sites - that
may potentially affect our health. For example, according to
a recent Environmental Defense study, New Jersey has the eighth
worst smog in the country.