An indicator is a measure of either environmental conditions, in the case of pollution burden indicators, or health and vulnerability factors for population characteristic indicators.
CalEnviroScreen indicators fall into four broad groups—exposures, environmental effects, sensitive populations, and socioeconomic factors.
Each indicator is scored separately. Information on how they are scored and how the combined CalEnviroScreen score is produced can be found in the CalEnviroScreen 3.0 report.
Each indicator is based on data from a federal, state, regional or local public agency that: