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Environment Code Systems


The reason that an exposure occurred.

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voluntary The subject voluntarily subjects him or herself to the exposure, for example, smoking or using a drug recreationally.
addiction The subject is addicted to the substance.
self_prescribed The subject takes a non-prescription substance to address health issues or for prevention, e.g. herbal remedy for depression.
occupational Exposure in a workplace setting.
home Exposure in home setting.
passive The exposure occurred or occurs involuntarily, e.g., exposure to second-hand smoke.
accidental The exposure as a result of an accident.


Description TBD

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stable Not at risk or minimal risk of losing the resource (or a significant portion of the resource)
at_risk Some risk of losing the resource (or a significant portion of the resource)
imminent_risk Imminent risk of loss of the resource (or a significant portion of the resource)
recent_loss Recent loss of the resource (or a significant portion of the resource)


Description TBD

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earned Earned Income (i.e., employment income)
unemployment Unemployment Insurance
ssi Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
ssdi Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
disability_va Veteran’s disability payment
disability_private Private disability insurance
disability_workers Worker’s compensation
tanf Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or similar local program
ga General Assistance (GA) or similar local program
ss Retirement income from Social Security
savings Savings
pension_va Veteran’s pension
child_support Child support
alimony Alimony or other spousal support


Description TBD

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snap Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Previously known as Food Stamps)
medicaid MEDICAID health insurance program or local equivalent
schip State Children’s Health Insurance Program or local equivalent
wic Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
vams Veteran’s Administration (VA) Medical Services
tanf Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or similar local program
tanf_transport Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) transportation services
tanf_other Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) other services
section8 Section 8, public housing, or other ongoing rental assistance
temp_rental Temporary Rental Assistance


Description TBD

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dog dog
cat cat
bird bird
fish fish
reptile reptile
rodent rodent
primate monkey or ape
livestock livestock
chicken chicken


Description TBD

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partner Spouse or partner
parents_birth Birth parents
parents_adoptive Adoptive parents
foster Foster family
child Child or children
relatives other relatives
non_relatives non-relatives


Description TBD

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guns Guns in household
more_guns Guns in neighborhood
smoke_detectors No Smoke Detectors
radiation Radon or other radiation source
swimming_pool Swimming Pool
lead Lead in soil, paint or water
well Well water
mold Mold
noise Excessive noise
no_connection No internet
no_electricity Unreliable electricity supply
air_quality Poor air quality
water_quality Poor drinking water quality
crime Neighborhood crime
traffic Neighborhood traffic
unwalkable Neighborhood unwalkable
insects Insect infestation
rodents Rodent infestation
asbestos Asbestos
disrepair Home in disrepair
clutter Clutter or hoarding
fire_hazard No fire escape or other fire hazard
stairs Steps hard to navigate
bathroom Bathroom facilities hard to utilize, e.g., on another floor or lacking accomodations
crowding Overcrowded
isolated Too far away from things
transportation Hard to access transportation resources
radiation Radiation
asbestos Asbestos
pesticides Pesticides
motorcycle Ride motorcycle
contact_sports Play contact sports
seat_belt Does not wear seat belts
sun_exposure Spends excessive time in the sun
tanning Uses tanning bed