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cover of the bookBook: A Community Guide to Environmental Health
Author: Conant J, Fadem P
Publisher: Hesperian Books
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, chlorine, cleaning products, climate change, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: The entire book is available as a free download on the website.


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cover of the bookBook: A Small Dose of Toxicology: The Health Effects of Common Chemicals
Author: Gilbert S
Publisher: Institute for Neurotoxicology and Neurological Health
Date: 2004
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, cadmium, caffeine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, fluoride, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The second edition of the book is available as a free download.


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cover of the bookBook: Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living
Author: Berthold-Bond A
Publisher: Random House
Date: 1999
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, mercury, metals, mold, parabens, pesticides, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), skin health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Biomarkers: In Medicine, Drug Discovery, and Environmental Health
Author: Vaidya VS, Bonventre JV (Editors)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date: 2011
Target Audience: health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), nanotechnology, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This book provides an introduction to the field of biomarkers, how they have been and can be used, and how different approaches can be used to identify, characterize, and monitor biomarkers.


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cover of the bookBook: Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being
Author: Baker N
Publisher: North Point Press
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), flame retardants (BFRs), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: 2009 winner of a Gold Nautilus Book Award. The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
Author: Williams F
Publisher: WW Norton & Company
Date: 2012
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), toxics

Health Issues: cancer, reproductive health

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cover of the bookBook: Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic
Author: Armstrong L, Dauncey G, Wordsworth A
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Date: 2007
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, cleaning products, electromagnetic fields, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: A full index search was not available; more topics may be covered in the text.


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cover of the bookBook: Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health and the Promise of Green Chemistry
Author: Grossman E
Publisher: Shearwater
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health, skin health, urological health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes, 2nd Edition
Author: Ashford NA, Miller CS
Publisher: John Riley & Sons
Date: 1998
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, caffeine, flame retardants (BFRs), food additives, formaldehyde, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (lindane), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com, and the entire gook is available for download from Claudia Miller's website.


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cover of the bookBook: Child Health and the Environment
Author: Wigle DT
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2003
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, alcohol, arsenic, benzene, bisphenol A, cadmium, dioxin, DES, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: air quality, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com


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cover of the bookBook: Clean House, Clean Planet: Clean Your House for Pennies a Day, the Safe, Nontoxic Way
Author: Logan K
Publisher: Pocket Books
Date: 1997
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), cleaning products, formaldehyde, mold, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), solvents (PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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book coverBook: Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Environment: Ecological and Human Health Considerations
Author: Halden, RU
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: caffeine, cosmetics/fragrances, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), dioxin, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), parabens, perfluorocarbons (PFCs) , pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Teflon/PFOA, triclosan/antimicrobials, water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health, immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: The authors of this volume document the current science of contaminants of emerging concern with important new data on the risks associated with a broad range of persistent organic pollutants. The entire volume is available for purchase download in sections.


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cover of the bookBook: Diagnosis: Mercury
Author: Hightower J
Publisher: Island Press
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, metals, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, digestive system health, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Endocrine Disruptors: Effects on Male and Female Reproductive Systems, Second Edition
Author: Naz RK
Publisher: CRC Press
Date: 2005
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, arsenic, bisphenol A, cadmium, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), lead, nuclear/radiation, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, urological health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Environmental and Chemical Toxins and Psychiatric Illness
Author: Brown JS
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Date: 2002
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET), pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, eye health, Gulf War syndrome, mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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cover of the bookBook: Environmental Hazards and Human Health
Author: Philp RB
Publisher: CRC Press
Date: 1995
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Environmental Health and Nursing Practice
Author: Sattler B, Lipscomb J (editors)
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Date: 2003
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chromium, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, food additives, formaldehyde, latex, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Environmental Impacts on Reproductive Health and Fertility
Author: Woodruff T, Janssen S, Guillette LJ, Giudice LC
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, climate change, dioxin, DES, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including thyroid deficiencies), immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index and selected pages are available on the website.


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cover of the bookBook: Everything Conceivable
Author: Mundy L
Publisher: Anchor Books
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: DES, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power
Author: Schapiro M
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates (DEHP), solvents, Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment
Author: Schettler T, Solomon G, Valenti M, Huddle A
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: 1999
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, arsenic, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides(DDT, lindane), phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, urological health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood
Author: Steingraber S
Publisher: Perseus Publishing
Date: 2001
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, alcohol, ammonia, chlorine, chloroform, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, reproductive health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home
Author: Gavigan C
Publisher: Penguin Group
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, parabens, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace
Author: Blanc PD
Publisher: University of California Press
Date: 2007
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, dioxin, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, MTBE, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, eye health, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Inheriting the World: The Atlas of Children's Health and the Environment
Author: Gordon B, Mackay R, Rehfuess E
Publisher: World Health Organization
Date: 2004
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), climate change, dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, solvents, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: blood health, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), digestive system health, eye health, respiratory system health (including asthma), reproductive health

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Comments: The complete report or individual chapters can be downloaded from the World Health Organization.


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cover of the bookBook: Is This Your Child?
Author: Rapp DJ
Publisher: Harper
Date: 1992
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, aspartame, caffeine, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/developmental disorder, cancer, cardiovascular health, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Is This Your Child's World? How You Can Fix the Schools and Homes That Are Making Your Children Sick
Author: Rapp, DJ
Publisher: Bantam Books
Date: 1997
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, mold, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: behavior problems, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: A full index search was not available; more topics may be covered in the text. A 90-minute DVD, Environmentally Sick Schools, accompanies the book (listed separarately in this database).


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cover of the bookBook: Life Support: The Environment and Human Health
Author: McCally M (editor)
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: 2002
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chromium, climate change, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, eye health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment
Author: Steingraber S
Publisher: Random House
Date: 1998
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chlorine, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, dioxin, formaldehyde, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Maternal and Child Health, Third Edition
Author: Kotch JB
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Date: 2013
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, lead, metals, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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cover of the bookBook: Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Author: Oreskes N, Conway C
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press, New York
Date: 2010
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), climate change, nuclear/radiation, pesticides (DDT), tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: cancer, respiratory system health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet Guide to Natural Baby Care: Nontoxic and Environmentally Friendly Ways to Take Care of Your New Child
Author: Pennybacker M, Ikramuddin A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Date: 1999
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, alcohol, ammonia, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, parabens, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET), pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the bookBook: No Family History: Investigating the Environmental Links to Breast Cancer
Author: McCormick S
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, food additives, immune system health (including allergies), nuclear/radiation, obesity, parabens, pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (PERC), toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, reproductive health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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image of the bookBook: No More Dirty Looks
Author: O'Connor S, Spunt A
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, aluminum, asbestos, caffeine, cosmetics/fragrances, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), formaldehyde, lead, nanotechnology, parabens, phthalates (DEHP and others), solvents (benzene, toluene, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health, skin health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry
Author: Malkan S
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, lead, metals, parabens, phthalates, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, skin health

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cover of the bookBook: Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives
Author: Paul AM
Publisher: Free Press
Date: 2010
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, alcohol, bisphenol A, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, electromagnetic fields, lead, manganese, mercury, nuclear/radiation, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Our Children's Toxic Legacy: How Science and Law Fail to Protect Us from Pesticides, 2nd Edition
Author: Wargo J
Publisher: Yale University Press
Date: 1998
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, chlorine, DES, dioxin, food additives, lead, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health

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cover of the bookBook: Our Stolen Future: How We Are Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival -- A Scientific Detective Story
Author: Colborn T, Dumanoski D, Myers JP
Publisher: Plume/Peguin Books
Date: 1996
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, chlorine, cleaning products, DES, dioxin, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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cover of the bookBook: Our Toxic World: A Wake-Up Call
Author: Rapp DJ
Publisher: Environmental Research Foundation
Date: 2003
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, arsenic, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chloroform, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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cover of the bookBook: Pediatric Environmental Health, 3rd Edition
Author: Etzel RA, Balk SJ (editors)
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Date: 2011
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, arsenic, asbestoc, chromium, electomagnetic fields, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the bookBook: Pesticides and Breast Cancer: A Wake Up Call
Author: Watts M
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network Asia and Pacific
Date: 2007
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: reproductive health

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cover of the bookBook: Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children
Author: Committee on Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children, National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Date: 1993
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the bookBook: Playing it Safe: Service Provider Strategies to Reduce Environmental Risks to Preconception, Prenatal and Child Health
Author: Cooper K
Publisher: Best Start Resource Centre, in collaboration with the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Date: 2006
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos, cadmium, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: This manual guides service providers to promising strategies to address environmental risks to preconception, prenatal and child health. Available both in print and as a PDF, the manual also includes links and other resources.


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cover of the bookBook: Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill
Author: Shabecoff P, Shabecoff A
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Date: 2010
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, perchloroethylene (PERC), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, sstyrene), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Poisoned Profits
Author: Shabecoff A, Shabecoff P
Publisher: Random House
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, flame retardants (PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET), pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: asthma, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, urological health

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cover of the bookBook: Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Implementing the Precautionary Principle
Author: Jackson W (foreword), Raffensperger C, Tickner J (editors)
Publisher: Island Press
Date: 1999
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), climate change, dioxin, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies)

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution
Author: Havas M, Rees C
Publisher: Wide Angle Health
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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cover of the bookBook: Review of Federal Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research
Author: Eaton D, Philbert M, Alexeeff G, et al.
Publisher: The National Academic Press
Date: 2009
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: nanotechnology

Health Issues: (none specified)

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cover of the bookBook: Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States
Author: Lerner S
Publisher: The MIT Press
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment 2009
Author: Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Publisher: The National Academies Press
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: Science and Decisions makes practical scientific and technical recommendations to address challenges in risk assessment. These challenges include lengthy delays in making complex decisions, lack of data leading to significant uncertainty in risk assessments, and many chemicals in the marketplace that have not been evaluated and emerging agents requiring assessment. The table of contents is available on the website, and each chapter can be downloaded as a PDF file.


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cover of the bookBook: Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree
Author: Moore C
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2003
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, MTBE, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Silent Spring
Author: Carson R
Publisher: First Mariner Books
Date: 1962
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), multiple chemical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Slow Death by Rubber Duck
Author: Smith R, Lourie B
Publisher: Environmental Defence
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, flame retardants (BFRs), formaldehyde, mercury, pesticides, phthalates, Teflon/PFOA, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: A full index search was not available; more topics may be covered in the text.


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cover of the bookBook: Sustaining the Earth: An Integrated Approach, 7th Edition
Author: Miller GT
Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole
Date: 2004
Target Audience: students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, arsenic, climate change, formaldehyde, lead, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, blood health, cancer, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Synthetic Planet: Chemical Politics and the Hazards of Modern Life
Author: Casper MJ (editor)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.
Date: 2003
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, arsenic, asbestos, chlorine, DES, dioxin, formaldehyde, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), Gulf War syndrome, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the bookBook: The Impossible Child in School, at Home: A Guide for Caring Teachers and Parents
Author: Rapp DJ
Publisher: Practical Allergy Research Foundation
Date: 1989
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), mental health

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Comments: A full index search was not available; more topics may be covered in the text. The text is available in Spanish.


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cover of the bookBook: The Psychology of Environmental Problems
Author: Koger S, Winter D
Publisher: Psychology Press
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: toxics

Health Issues: mental health

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cover of the bookBook: The Secret History of the War on Cancer
Author: Davis DL
Publisher: Basic Books
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, aspartame, chlorine, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, food additives, lead, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), nuclear/radiation, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the bookBook: Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement
Author: Brown P
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Date: 2007
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, asbestos, climate change, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), food additives, lead, metals, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET), phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents, Teflon/PFOA, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), Gulf War syndrome, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the bookBook: When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution
Author: Davis DL
Publisher: Basic Books
Date: 2002
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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Parent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: 6 Surprising Sources of Air Pollution in Your Home
Author: Shapley D
Publisher: The Daily Green
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, chlorine, cleaning products, formaldehyde, lead, metals, pesticides, radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: cancer, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This page features a slide show.


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All That Matters coverParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: All That Matters brochures
Publisher: UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, mercury, perchloroethylene (PERC), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: reproductive health

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies
Publisher: The Center for Health, Environment, & Justice
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cadmium, dioxin, lead, metals, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, endocrine health, immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health, skin health

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Comments: This is the third annual guide.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: BP Oil Spill: Keeping Kids Safe!
Author: Lee K
Publisher: Healthy Schools Network
Date: 2010
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (outdoor), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: digestive system health, mental health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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logo of the websiteParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Buying Guides
Publisher: National Geographic
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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cover of the bookParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: CancerSmart 3.1
Author: Griffin S
Publisher: Labour Environmental Alliance Society
Date: 2011
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (PBDEs), food additives, lead, metals, pesticides, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, Teflon/PFOA, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, nervous system/neurological health

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Chemical Cocktails: Harmful Mixtures Upset Our Hormones
Publisher: Oak Foundation, CHEM Trust, HEAL and World Wildlife Fund
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (indoor), bisphenol A, cosmetics/fragrances, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), parabens, pesticides, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health

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image of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Children & Nature
Publisher: National Environmental Education Foundation
Date: 2012
Target Audience: parents, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: behavior problems,endocrine health (including diabetes), mental health, obesity, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This graphic depicts ways in which being active in nature makes kids healthier. The graphic is available in English and Spanish.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Children's Health and Nature
Publisher: National Environmental Education Foundation
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2005
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), food additives, mold, pesticides, toxics, water quality

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Cleaners and Toxins Guide
Author: Burrows M, Griffin S, Stoffman L
Publisher: Toxic Free Canada
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), ammonia, chlorine, cleaning products, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), metals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Parent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Cleaning for Health Products and Practices for a Safer Indoor Environment: Antimicrobial Cleaning Products
Author: Culver A, Feinberg M, Klebenov D, et al.
Publisher: Inform, Inc.
Date: 2006
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: chlorine, cleaning products, formaldehyde, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, cancer, digestive system health, immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Parent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Consumer Recycling Guide
Publisher: Obviously Enterprises
Date: 2006
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cadmium, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), lead, metals, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, eye health, skin health

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Creating a Healthy Environment for Your Child's Development
Publisher: Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date: 2002
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cleaning products, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: This fact sheet advises patients on simple steps to protect children from toxic threats to brain development. It's available in English and Spanish.


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cover of the reportParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Creating Healthy Environments for Kids
Publisher: Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Date: 2011
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (indoor), alcohol, bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), lead, mercury, perchloroethylene (PERC), phthalate, PVC plastic or vinyl, tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Dirty Secrets: What’s Hiding in Your Cleaning Products?
Publisher: Women's Voices for the Earth
Date: 2011
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: chloroform, phthalates (DEHP and others), solvents, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) commissioned an independent laboratory to test twenty popular cleaning products for hidden toxic chemicals from five top companies.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Easy and Safe Cleaning Products for the Home
Publisher: SFEnvironment
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cleaning products

Health Issues: (none specified)

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logo of the websiteParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Environmental Health Coalition Fact Sheets
Publisher: Environmental Health Coalition
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, lead, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, pesticides (lindane, etc.), solvents (toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, chronic fatigue, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), digestive system health, endocrine health (including thyroid deficiencies), Gulf War syndrome, immune system health, mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: Some fact sheets are available in Spanish.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Environmental Health Risks and Your Pregnancy
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Date: 2009
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, food additives, lead, mercury, mold, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Environmental Risks to Preconception, Prenatal and Child Health
Publisher: Best Start Resource Centre, in collaboration with the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Date: 2007
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos, cleaning products, electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health

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Comments: This bulletin shares information, resources and links related to environmental risks to child health in Canada. Many materials are available in English and French.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Environmental Working Group's Healthy Home Tips for Parents
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Date: 2007-2009
Target Audience: health care providers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), bisphenol A, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants, fluoride, lead, mercury, perchlorate, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health (thyroid deficiencies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: Printable version of EWG's Healthy Home Tips available on website


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Parent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines
Publisher: National Guideline Clearinghouse
Date: 2008
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mold, pharmaceuticals, toxics

Health Issues: immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the websiteParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Explore Your Spaces
Publisher: Breast Cancer Fund
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), aluminum, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, mercury, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchloroethylene (PERC), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), triclosan/antimicrobials

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health, reproductive health

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Comments: This is an interactive tool with risk-reduction suggestions for various rooms in the home.


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CDC logoParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Facts About Mold and Dampness
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2010
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, chlorine, cleaning products, mold

Health Issues: eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Food Safety for Pregnant Women
Publisher: US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service and the US Food and Drug Administration
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pathogens

Health Issues: digestive system health

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website logoParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Green Schools Buying Guide
Publisher: Green Schools Initiative
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, bisphenol A, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, lead, pesticides, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health, eye health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: This buying guide is to help schools make purchasing decisions that will protect children’s health and the environment.


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EPA logoParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Greening Your Purchase of Cleaning Products: A Guide for Federal Purchasers
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alkylphenols, cleaning products, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies)

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Comments: This guide is meant for federal purchasers, but much of the information is also relevant to home and business purchases.


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cover of the bookParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Grow Smart, Grow Safe: A Consumer Guide to Lawn and Garden Products
Author: Dickey P
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Date: 2006
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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CALPIRG logoParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Guide to Unsafe Toys
Publisher: California Public Interest Research Group
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, metals, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics

Health Issues:

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Health Care Provider Fact Sheet
Publisher: Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date: 2001
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: This fact sheet offers an introduction to routes of exposure to toxic chemicals, guidance on how to take an environmental health history, and suggested routine patient advice on how to prevent toxic threats.


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Parent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Healthy Car: The Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Cars
Publisher: The Ecology Center
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cadmium, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), flame retardants (BFRs), lead, mercury, metals, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl

Health Issues: cancer, immune system health (including allergies)

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Comments: HealthyCar.org is based on research conducted by the Ecology Center that looks at the presence of key hazardous chemicals in vehicles and child car seats.


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Parent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Healthy Legacy
Publisher: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and the Clean Water Fund of Minnesota
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (BFRs), lead, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, Teflon/PFOA

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health

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logo of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Healthy Stuff
Publisher: The Ecology Center
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, cadmium, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, mercury, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Parent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: How to Purify the Air in Your Home
Author: The American Lung Association
Publisher: The Daily Green
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, cleaning products, formaldehyde, lead, metals, mold, pesticides, radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This page features a slide show with tips from the American Lung Association.


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logo of the websiteParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Indoor AiRepair
Publisher: Allergy and Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, mold, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: Several PDF fact sheets are available for download, and the interactive guide is also available in Spanish.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Lead
Publisher: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, metals, toxics

Health Issues: blood health, nervous system/neurological health, urological health

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Lead Poisoning: Words to Know from A to Z
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2011
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), hearing functioning

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Comments: This is an illustrated dictionary that gives the meaning of words you often hear or read about lead.


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website logoParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Meat Eater's Guide to Climate Change and Health
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, climate change, mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes), eye health

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Comments: This resource page contains articles to explain how meat, health and climate change are linked.


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Parent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Melamine: Information for Pediatric Health Professionals
Publisher: Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: melamine, toxics

Health Issues: urological health

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EPA logoParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Mercury: Consumer and Commercial Products
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, water quality

Health Issues: dental health, immune system health (including allergies)

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Minnesota Smart Fish Guide
Publisher: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Date: 2004
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Natural Lawn and Garden Care Basics
Author: Bartell M
Publisher: Healthy Legacy
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: metals, pesticides, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health nervous system/neurological health

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image of part of the graphicParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Obesity: Complex But Conquerable
Publisher: Institute of Medicine
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes), mental health, obesity

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Pass Up the Poison Plastic: The PVC-Free Guide for Your Family & Home
Publisher: The Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cadmium, dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: The guide includes an extensive list of PVC-free products and suppliers.


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cover of the toolkitParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit
Publisher: Physicians For Social Responsibility
Target Audience: health care providers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, asbestos, chloroform, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, mold, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), radon, solvents (benzene), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, nuclear/radiation, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The toolkit is now available as a download to a laptop, Palm, PDA or iPhone.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: PEHSU Information on Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing for Health Professionals
Publisher: Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) Network
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, solvents (benzene, toluene, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Promoting Good Prenatal Health: Air Pollution and Pregnancy
Publisher: Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education, Child and Aging Health Protection Division
Date: 2010
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cleaning products, phthalates, tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This guide has nformation for prenatal health care providers with tips for patients on preventing and reducing exposure to air pollution.


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cover of the brochureParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Protect Kids from Toxics
Publisher: Washington State Department of Health
Date: 2011
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, cleaning products, lead, mercury, mold, nitrates or nitrites, pesticides, phthalates, radon, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: This publication presents ways to protect children from toxic chemicals in homes, foods and consumer products. Topics include how to keep toxics out of your environment, your home, your yard, your body and your child's body. It's available in English and Spanish.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Protecting Children's Health: The National Pesticide Program
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: endocrine disruptors (EDCs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.)

Health Issues: (none listed)

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Comments: This document is designed to educate readers about the foundation for children’s health protection that has been established in our national pesticide program.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Quick Tips for Protecting Your Health at Home
Publisher: Healthy Legacy
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: aluminum, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, parabens, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, Teflon/PFOA, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, water quality

Health Issues: None specified

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Comments: A similar publication is available in Spanish: Consejos rápidos para proteger la salud de los niños en el hogar.


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Parent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Rodale
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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cover of the bookParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Safer For Your Baby: A Guide To Living Better with Fewer Chemicals, Third Edition
Author: Ruggeri LT, Costa L
Publisher: SaferWorks
Date: 2008
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, ammonia, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This book identifies common toxics found in personal care and cleaning products, toys, baby bottles, food pest control and home furnishings. It helps parents find safer options for the entire family and explains why babies and children are most vulnerable, how chemicals get into the body and how to avoid toxics commonly found in household products.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Sanitize Safely and Effectively: Bleach and Alternatives in Child Care Programs
Publisher: California Childcare Health Program
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cleaning products, toxics

Health Issues: asthma

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Sanitizers and Disinfectants Guide
Publisher: Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: chlorine, cleaning products, dioxin, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), toxics

Health Issues: death, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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logo of the websiteParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Say No to rBGH!
Publisher: Food & Water Watch
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: food additives, pharmaceuticals

Health Issues: cancer, immune system health (including allergies)

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Screening Young Children for Lead Poisoning: Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 1997
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

Health Issues: behavior problems, cardiovascular health, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), hearing functioning, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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logo of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Shopper's Guide to Pesticides
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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logo of the websiteParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants? Not Usually
Publisher: US Food and Drug Administration
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cosmetics/fragrances

Health Issues: skin health

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Comments: This guide offers advice to protect babies from heat and sunshine.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Smart Plastics Guide: Healthier Food Uses of Plastics
Author: Schuler K
Publisher: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, dioxin, lead, PVC plastic or vinyl, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, urological health

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cover of the bookParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
Author: Brower M, Leon W
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Date: 1999
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, cleaning products, climate change, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: The full table of contents and index are available at Amazon.com.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: The Environment, Cancer and You
Publisher: Canadian Cancer Society
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, chlorine, cosmetics/fragrances, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (PBDEs), nuclear/radiation, pesticides, phthalates, radon, Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: This guide is also available in French.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: The New Environmental Health
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, alcohol, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, hearing functioning, nervous system/neurological health

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Toxic Matters
Author: McCarthy JP
Publisher: University of California San Francisco FASTEP Program
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, lead, mercury, metals, perchloroethylene (PERC), pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: reproductive health

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Comments: This contains many useful links to product and toxics datasheets.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Unmasked: Nine Ugly Truths behind the Myth of Cosmetics Safety
Publisher: The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cosmetics/fragrances, lead, nanotechnology, phthalates (DEHP and others), toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, reproductive health

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Comments: The guide is also available in Spanish: Al Descubierto.


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logo of the websiteParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Water Pollution Caused by Cosmetic Chemicals, Cleaning Supplies and Plastics: What You Can Do
Author: Suttun R, Jackson J
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, food additives, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, triclosan/antimicrobials, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health, obesity, reproductive health

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Comments: The full report, as well as an executive summary, are available to print.


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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: What's On My Food?
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Why Breast-Feeding Is Still Best for Baby
Publisher: Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date: 2002
Target Audience: health care providers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: manganese, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxics

Health Issues: cancer, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This fact sheet addresses the risks and benefits of both breast-feeding and formula feeding. Versions are available in both English and Spanish.


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logo of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Why Do We Need Healthy Toys?
Publisher: HealthyStuff.org
Date: 2010
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, cadmium, chlorine, lead, mercury

Health Issues:

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Comments: The site includes a database with over 8,300 products that are rated of low, medium or high concern according to the level of toxic materials contained.


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cover of the first bookletParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: Women's Health and Environment Toolkit: What We Know
Author: Sarantis H.
Publisher: Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, arsenic, bisphenol A, DES, dioxin, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, perchloroethylene (PERC), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), reproductive health

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Comments: This booklet has two companions: What You Can Do and What We Can Do


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EPA logoDatabase: ACToR: Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource
Publisher: US EPA National Center for Computational Toxicology
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, alkylphenols, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), creosote, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, MTBE, nitrates or nitrites, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC, Benzene), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, triclosan, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, reproductive health

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CDC logoDatabase: Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Interactive Database
Publisher: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: To further the goal of reducing lead exposures in adults, NIOSH makes available to the public health community lead exposure data through this interactive database.


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Database: ATSDR ToxFAQs
Publisher: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, casmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium, creosote, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), fluoride, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, metals, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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CDC logoDatabase: CDC WONDER
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This database allows for integrated searching across all of the CDC's databases, as well as other public health databases.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: CHE Toxicant and Disease Database
Publisher: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, alkylphenols, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, MTBE, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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logo of the websiteDatabase: Chemical Effects in Biological Systems (CEBS)
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date: 2010
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Health Issues: cancer, digestive system health, endocrine health, nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: CEBS is designed to display data in the context of biology and study design, and to permit data integration across studies for novel meta analysis.


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CDC logoDatabase: Chemical Emergencies
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, chlorine, mercury, metals, pharmaceuticals, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: blood health, digestive system health, eye health, mental health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health, skin health, urological health

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logo of the websiteDatabase: Chemical Hazards and Alternative Toolbox
Publisher: IUE-CWA, the Industrial Division of the Communications Workers of America and the BlueGreen Alliance (BGA)
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: ChemHAT was created to answer two questions: "Can this chemical in my workplace affect my health?" and "Are there safer alternatives?"


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TEDX logoDatabase: Chemicals in Natural Gas Operations: Health Effects Spreadsheet and Summary
Publisher: The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, alcohol, aluminum, ammonia, cadmium, chlorine, chromium, formaldehyde, solvents (benzene, etc.)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, endocrine health, eye health, immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health, skin health, urological health

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CPSI logoDatabase: Chemicals Policy & Science Initiative
Publisher: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmaker

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alkylphenols, arsenic, bisphenol A, cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: The database contains information on US state-level chemicals policy.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: ChemIDplus Advanced
Publisher: US National Library of Medicine
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: A ChemIDplus Lite version is also available.


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website logoDatabase: County Health Rankings
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Date: 2010
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including outdoor), alcohol, lead, tobacco/nicotine, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes), eye health, mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site ranks counties in all 50 states on overall health and on many factors that affect health.


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DRC logoDatabase: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
Publisher: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), mental health, obesity

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Comments: This site permits visits to search health data from either the National Survey of Children's Health or the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. While no environmental issues are discussed, visitors can get information about health status and trends of children in the US.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: Data.gov
Publisher: US Government
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, cadmium, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), climate change, dioxin, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, toxics, volatile organic compounds, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets, information about how to access the datasets, and the chance to give feedback on future government datasets to be included.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: Database of State Indoor Air Quality Laws
Publisher: Environmental Law Institute
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), arsenic, asbestos, cleaning products, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, mold, nuclear/radiation, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: The entire database is available for download, and print versions are available for purchase.


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Database: Dirty Kilowatts
Publisher: Environmental Integrity Project
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, metals, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: Users can search power plant pollution data.


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EPA logoDatabase: Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience:

Environmental/Toxics Issues: metals, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: The Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool is a new tool designed to help users determine who is discharging, what pollutants they are discharging and how much, and where they are discharging.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: EMPODAT
Publisher: Network of Reference Laboratories for Monitoring of Emerging Environmental Pollutants
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, caffeine, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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logo of the websiteDatabase: Environmental Health Legislation Database
Publisher: National Conference of State Legislatures
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, lead, mercury, mold, pesticides, radon, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This databases tracks state legislation addressing environmental factors that may adversely impact human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality, whether in the natural or man-made environment.


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Database: Environmental Health News
Publisher: Environmental Health Sciences
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents(PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: This database of news and journal articles in also available for subscribers as both a news feed and a daily email digest.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: Environmental Health WebMaps
Publisher: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, MTBE, perchlorate, perchloroethylene (PERC), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET), phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: Some toxics and public health information is available in Spanish.


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EPA logoDatabase: EPA Substance Registry System
Publisher: US EPA
Date: 2010
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alkylphenols, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), creosote, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, melamine, mercury, MTBE, nitrates or nitrites, perchlorate, perchloroethylene (PERC), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: none specified

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Comments: This database provides detailed chemical information on any substance tracked by the EPA or its affiliates.


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Database: Good Guide
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), aluminum, climate change, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, nanotechnology, parabens, pesticides, phthalates, solvents (benzene), toxics, triclosan, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, chlorine, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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logo of the websiteDatabase: Hazardous Substances Data Bank
Publisher: United States National Library of Medicine
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, alkylphenols, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, melamine, mercury, metals, MTBE, nanotechnology, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perchloroethylene (PERC), perfluorocarbons, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons, PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: In addition to toxicity data, this database provides information in the areas of emergency handling procedures, industrial hygiene, environmental fate, human exposure, detection methods and regulatory requirements.


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INCHEM logoDatabase: INCHEM: Chemical Safety Information from Intergovernmental Organizations
Publisher: International Program on Chemical Safety
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: This site provides a one-stop search of several chemical databases.


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WHO logoDatabase: International Agency for Research on Cancer Biobank
Publisher: World Health Organization
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, melamine, mercury, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: cancer, death

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Comments: Fact sheets, training manuals and presentations on cancer care/prevention are available for download. Monographs on individual carcinogenic substances are also available in PDF.


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CDC logoDatabase: International Chemical Safety Cards
Publisher: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), creosote, DES, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, melamine, mercury, MTBE, perchlorate, perchloroethylene (PERC), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, dental health, digestive system health, endocrine health, eye health, immune system health, mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This is available in Chinese, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese.


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WHO logoDatabase: Library and Information Networks for Knowledge Database (WHOLIS)
Publisher: World Health Organization
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, MTBE, nanotechnology, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, parabens, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: This database includes World Health Organization reports and documents in several languages.


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cover of the reportDatabase: List of Lists 2009
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network UK
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cadmium, chloroform, formaldehyde, mercury, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: This database lists pesticides, identifying those associated with particularly harmful health or environmental impacts.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: Medical Management Guidelines for Acute Chemical Exposures
Publisher: Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry
Date: 2007
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: ammonia, arsenic, chlorine, formaldehyde, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, endocrine health, eye health, immune system health, mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health, skin health, urological health

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Comments: This database is intended to aid emergency department physicians and other emergency healthcare professionals who manage acute exposures resulting from chemical incidents.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: Motherisk
Publisher: The Hospital for Sick Children
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, DES, electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, pesticides (DEET), pharmaceuticals, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.)

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), eye health, immune system health, mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the websiteDatabase: National Agricultural Safety Database
Publisher: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, dioxin, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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logo of the websiteDatabase: NIH/NLM Household Products Database
Publisher: National Institutes of Health
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, fluoride, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, parabens, pesticides (DEET), phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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CDC logoDatabase: NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2005
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), dioxin, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, perchloroethylene (PERC), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, dental health, digestive system health, endocrine health (including thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health, mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This database is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information for workers, employers and occupational health professionals.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: Pesticide Database
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network North America
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including outdoor), alcohol, alkylphenols, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), creosote, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, melamine, mercury, MTBE, nitrates or nitrites, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, immune system health, multiple chemical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: This is a comprehensive listing of toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: Pesticide-Induced Diseases Database
Author: Beyond Pesticides
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This database facilitates access to epidemiologic and laboratory studies based on real-world exposure scenarios that link public health effects to pesticides.


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logo of the databaseDatabase: Research Data Center
Publisher: National Center for Health Statistics
Date: 2008
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: This site gives wide public access to health and vital statistics data and offers statistical, programming and consulting expertise to facilitate the data analysis for research projects.


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Database: Scorecard
Publisher: GoodGuide
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), lead, metals, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: This database permits users to search for pollution and superfund sites by location.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, ammonia, aspartame, bisphenol A, caffeine, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), fluoride, formaldehyde, food additives, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, parabens, perchlorate, pesticides (DEET), phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, toxics

Health Issues: asthma, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, urological health

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EPA logoDatabase: The HERO Database
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, alkylphenols, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, caffeine, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, melamine, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perchloroethylene (PERC), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: The Health and Environmental Research Online is a database of scientific studies and other references used to develop EPA's risk assessments aimed at understanding the health and environmental effects of pollutants and chemicals.


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Database: THOMAS
Publisher: Library of Congress
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues:

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Comments: Information is available about current and pending legislation in the US Congress.


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Toxic Waters logoDatabase: Toxic Waters: Find Water Polluters Near You
Publisher: New York Times
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, pesticides, water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: Information about facilities contained in this database comes from two sources: the Environmental Protection Agency and the California State Water Resources Control Board. The database does not contain information submitted by the states.


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logo of the websiteDatabase: Toxicological Profiles
Publisher: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), creosote, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, MTBE, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health, mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: The 2008 profile is available on CD-ROM.


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EPA logoDatabase: Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), creosote, dioxin, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nitrates or nitrites, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents

Health Issues:

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Comments: TRI is a publicly-available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain industries as well as federal facilities. The current TRI toxic chemical list contains 581 individually listed chemicals and 30 chemical categories. Users can also search for information about releases from a specific facility at http://epa.gov/tri-efdr/


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logo of the databaseDatabase: Toxipedia
Publisher: Institute for Neurotoxicology and Neurological Health
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, arsenic, cadmium, caffeine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), fluoride, food additives, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, lindane), pharmaceuticals, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Database: TOXNET, United States National Library of Medicine
Publisher: US National Library of Medicine
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, fluoride, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, parabens, pesticides (DEET), phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: This is a collection of more than a dozen databases in the US National Library of Medicine that users can search collectively or individually.


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Database: True Cost Clearninghouse
Publisher: Science & Environmental Health Network
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, climate change, lead, mercury, metals, MTBE, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site lists articles and reports documenting the economic, health, and social costs of pollution, worker exposures and resource exploitation, as well as the underreported benefits of remediation and precautionary policies.


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WLT logoDatabase: World Library of Toxicology
Publisher: Toxipedia and the International Union of Toxicology
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrance, dioxin, fluoride, food additives, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Magazine/Journal Article: A Primer on Chemicals, Fertility, and Reproduction
Author: Gertz E
Publisher: Grist Magazine
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alkylphenols, bisphenol A, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, skin health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Association between Serum Concentrations of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Insulin Resistance Among Nondiabetic Adults
Author: Lee DH, Lee IK, Jin SH, et al.
Publisher: Diabetes Care. 2007 Mar;30(3):622-8
Date: 2007
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: dioxin, persistent organic pollutants, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxics

Health Issues: endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies)

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Comments: An executive summary is available in addition to the full report.


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journal logoMagazine/Journal Article: Chlorpyrifos Exposure and Urban Residential Environment Characteristics as Determinants of Early Childhood Neurodevelopment
Author: Lovasi G, Quinn J, Rauh V, Perera F, Andrews H, Garfinkel R, Loepner L, Whyatt R, Rundle A
Publisher: American Journal of Public Health
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, pesticides, tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, nervous system/neurological health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Common Industrial Chemicals in Tiny Doses Raise Health Issue
Author: Waldman P
Publisher: Wall Street Journal
Date: 2005
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, lead, mercury, perchlorate, pesticides, phthalates

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the journalMagazine/Journal Article: Consensus Statement: Parkinson's Disease and the Environment
Author: Bronstein J, Carvey P, Chen H, Cory-Slechta D, DiMonte D et al.
Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives 2008;117:117–121
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: caffeine, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: nervous system/neurological health, obesity

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Comments: This report summarizes the work of a multidisciplinary group of experts who gathered in Sunnyvale, California, USA, to assess what is known about the contribution of environmental factors to Parkinson's Disease.


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Magazine/Journal Article: Definition and Prevalence of Subfertility and Infertility
Author: Gnoth C, Godehardt E, Frank-HerrmannP, Friol K, Tigges J, Freundl G
Publisher: Human Reproduction 2005 May;20(5):1144-7
Date: 2005
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: reproductive health

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Comments: This article discusses prevalence of a health condition instead of environmental impactors on health. This is information is needed to track trends and determine changes due to environmental factors.


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Magazine/Journal Article: Developmental Neurotoxicity of Industrial Chemicals
Author: Grandjean P, Landrigan PJ
Publisher: Lancet 2006 Dec 16;368(9553):2167-78
Date: 2006
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Probed as Potential Pathways to Illness
Author: Trubo R
Publisher: Journal of the American Medical Association 2005 Jul 20;294(3):291-3
Date: 2005
Target Audience: Public health officers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, food additives, pesticides, phthalates, toxics

Health Issues: endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), reproductive health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Environmental and Occupational Factors Affecting Fertility and IVF Success
Author: Younglai E, Holloway A, Foster W
Publisher: Human Reproduction Update 2005 Jan-Feb;11(1):43-57
Date: 2005
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, alkylphenols, chloroform, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, lead, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, lindane, etc.), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: obesity, reproductive health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Environmental Exposures and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Review of the Science
Author: Stillerman KP, Mattison DR, Giudice LC, Woodruff TJ
Publisher: Reproductive Sciences 2008 Sep;15(7):631-50
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, chlorine, DES, lead, metals, nitrates or nitrites, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Environmental Toxicants and Developmental Disabilities: A Challenge for Psychologists
Author: Koger SM, Schettler T, Weiss B.
Publisher: American Psychologist
Date: 2005
Target Audience: health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, cleaning products, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, lead, mercury, manganese, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: This article postulates that the hazards of environmental pollutants are inherently preventable. Psychologists can help prevent developmental disabilities by mobilizing and affecting public policy, educating and informing consumers, contributing to interdisciplinary research efforts, and taking action within their own homes and communities to reduce the toxic threat to children.


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Magazine/Journal Article: Environmental Toxins and Fertility
Author: Myers J, Giudice L, Carlson A
Publisher: Family Building Magazine 2004 Autumn; 4(1)
Date: 2004
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cleaning products, dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides (DDT), phthalates, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: reproductive health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Episodic Air Pollution is Associated with Increased DNA Fragmentation in Human Sperm without Other Changes in Semen Quality
Author: Rubes J, Selevan S, Evenson D, et al.
Publisher: Human Reproduction 2005 Oct;20(10):2776-83
Date: 2005
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cadmium, lead, mercury, metals, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: reproductive health

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logo of the journalMagazine/Journal Article: Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill
Author: Solomon GM, Janssen S
Publisher: Journal of the American Medical Association
Date: 2010
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (outdoor), cadmium, lead, mercury, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (naphthalene), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: cancer, digestive system health, eye health, mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health, skin health

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CDC logoMagazine/Journal Article: Increasing Prevalence of Parent-Reported Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children --- United States, 2003 and 2007
Author: Visser SN, Bitsko RH, Danielson ML, Perou R, Blumberg SJ
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: behavior problems

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Magazine/Journal Article: Infertility and Environmental Chemicals̵Is There a Connection?
Author: Giudice L
Publisher: San Francisco Medicine
Date: 2004
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, DES, dioxin, pesticides (DDT), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: reproductive health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Is Human Fecundity Declining?
Author: Skakkebæk N, Jørgensen N, Main K, et al.
Publisher: International Journal of Andrology 2006 Feb;29(1):2-11
Date: 2006
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: phthalates (DEHP and others), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, obesity, reproductive health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Longitudinal Changes in Semen Parameters in Young Danish Men from the Copenhagen Area
Author: Carlsen E, Swan SH, Petersen JH, Skakkebæk NE
Publisher: Human Reproduction 2005 Apr;20(4):942-9
Date: 2005
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: reproductive health

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Comments: This article discusses prevalence of a health condition instead of environmental impactors on health. This is information is needed to track trends and determine changes due to environmental factors.


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logo of the journalMagazine/Journal Article: Meeting Report: Methylmercury in Marine Ecosystems: From Sources to Seafood Consumers
Author: Chen C, Serrell N, Evers D, et al.
Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives. 2008 Dec;116(12):1706-12.
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, metals, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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logo of the journalMagazine/Journal Article: Out of Plumb: When Water Treatment Causes Lead Contamination
Author: Renner R
Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, chlorine, lead, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, urological health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Pollution Comes Home and Gets Personal: Women's Experience of Household Chemical Exposure
Author: Altman R, Morello-Frosch R, Brody J, et al.
Publisher: Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 49(4): 417-435.
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alkylphenols, flame retardants, parabens, pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: This article details popular knowledge and reactions to toxic chemicals.


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cover of the articleMagazine/Journal Article: Prenatal Exposure to PBDEs and Neurodevelopment
Author: Herbstman J, Sjodin A, Kurzon M, Lederman S, Jones R, Rauh V, Needham L, Deliang T, Niedzwiecki M, Wang R, Perera F
Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Sidestream Smoking is Equally as Damaging as Mainstream Smoking on IVF Outcomes
Author: Neal M, Hughes E, Holloway A, Foster W
Publisher: Human Reproduction 2005 Sep;20(9):2531-5
Date: 2005
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: reproductive health

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Magazine/Journal Article: The Built Environment: Designing Communities to Promote Physical Activity in Children
Author: Committee on Environmental Health
Publisher: Pediatrics 2009;123;1591-1598
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), lead, metals, mold, toxics

Health Issues: obesity

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cover of the reportMagazine/Journal Article: The Elephant in the Playground
Author: Filippelli G, Laidlaw M
Publisher: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Date: 2010
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: This article examines the higher lead burden of urban populations.


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cover of the journalMagazine/Journal Article: Time to Get a Grip
Author: Herbert M
Publisher: Autism Advocate 2006 Dec; 45(5):18-25
Date: 2006
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, electromagnetic fields, metals, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, digestive system health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health

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Magazine/Journal Article: Your Fertility, Your Environment: Is There a Link?
Author: Swan S
Publisher: InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
Date: 2004
Target Audience: health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, air quality (including indoor and outdoor), dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides (DDT, etc.), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, reproductive health

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cover of the journalMagazine/Journal: Endocrine News
Publisher: The Endocrine Society
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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logo of the journalMagazine/Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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cover of the journalMagazine/Journal: Environmental Science & Technology
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Magazine/Journal: Health Dialogues
Author: Varney S
Publisher: KQED Radio, NPR
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics

Health Issues: digestive system health, reproductive health, urological health

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Comments: This online magazine has radio reports and other material dealing with toxic chemicals.


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cover of the magazineMagazine/Journal: Northwest Public Health Magazine
Publisher: University of Washington School of Public Health
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: May contain any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular, disease, chronic fatigue,dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health, (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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logo of the magazineMagazine/Journal: Prevention
Publisher: Rodale
Target Audience: consumers general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Magazine/Journal: The Daily Green
Publisher: Hearst
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Magazine/Journal: The Green Guide
Publisher: National Geographic
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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logo of the websiteMagazine/Journal: The Networker
Publisher: Science and Environmental Health Network
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: A complete index of back issues is available.


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cover of the journalMagazine/Journal: Water Quality, Exposure and Health
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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website logoReport: 12th Report on Carcinogens
Publisher: National Toxicology Program
Date: 2011
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchloroethylene (PERC), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer

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Report: 2006 Five Chemicals Alternatives Assessment Study
Publisher: Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Date: 2006
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), lead, formaldehyde, metals, phthalates (DEHP), solvents (PERC), toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), multiple chemical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: An executive summary is available in addition to the full report.


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EPA logoReport: A Decade of Children's Environmental Health Research
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2007
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, lead, manganese, metals, pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: A Little Prettier
Author: Archer L, Brody C, Malkan S, Sarantis H
Publisher: Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cosmetics/fragrances, phthalates, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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EPA logoReport: A Review of the Relationship between Pyrethrins, Pyrethroid Exposure and Asthma and Allergies
Author: US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides

Health Issues: immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: A Review of the Role Pesticides Play in Some Cancers: Children, Farmers and Pesticide Users at Risk?
Author: Lyons G, Watterson A.
Publisher: ChemTrust
Date: 2010
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), pesticides, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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cover of the reportReport: Acting Now for Better Health
Publisher: Health and Environment Alliance and Health CareWithout Harm Europe
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, climate change

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This report addresses the benefits for health of reducing levels of these air pollutants which takes place as greenhouse gas emissions fall.


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logo of the websiteReport: Addressing Public Health and Chemical Exposures: An Action Agenda
Publisher: National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures Leadership Council
Date: 2011
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

Health Issues:

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Comments: The report is downloadable in its entirety or by individual chapters.


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cover of the reportReport: Adopting Healthy, Sustainable Diets: Key Opportunities and Barriers
Publisher: LiveWell for LIFE
Date: 2013
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: climate change

Health Issues: (none specified)

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cover of the reportReport: Advancing Green Chemistry in Oregon
Author: Oregon Green Chemistry Advisory Group
Publisher: Oregon Environmental Council
Date: 2010
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cleaning products, formaldehyde, lead, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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cover of the reportReport: Agriculture and Cancer: A Need for Action
Author: Jacobs M, Clapp R
Publisher: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell, in partnership with CHE and the Breast Cancer Fund
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), nitrates or nitrites, pesticides, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: cancer

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cover of the reportReport: Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems
Author: Gamble JL, Ebi KL, Grambsch AE, Sussman FG, Wilbanks TJ
Publisher: US Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), climate change, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: digestive system health, immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Assessment of the Antibiotic Resistance Effects of Biocides
Author: Pagès J, Bridges J, Hartemann P
Publisher: Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks
Date: 2009
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, chlorine, chloroform, cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, mercury, metals, parabens, pharmaceuticals, toxics, triclosan, water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance

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cover of the reportReport: At the Intersection of Public Health and Transportation: Promoting Healthy Transportation Policy
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health, mental health, musculoskeletal health, obesity, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the organizationReport: Attack Asthma: Why America Needs a Public Health Defense System to Battle Environmental Threats
Author: The Pew Environmental Health Commission
Publisher: Trust for America's Health
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: death, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Autistic Spectrum Disorders Report
Publisher: Birth Defect Research for Children
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos, aspartame, chlorine, cleaning products, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, blood health, birth defects/healthy development, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health

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Comments: This report provides data on the high frequency of physical defects among children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.


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cover of the reportReport: AUVA Report: Nonthermal Effects Confirmed; Exposure Limits Challenged; Precaution Demanded
Publisher: diagnose-funk
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, immune system health, nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: Other related reports are available in German.


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cover of the reportReport: Baby's Toxic Bottle: Bisphenol A Leaching from Popular Baby Bottles
Publisher: The Work Group for Safe Markets
Date: 2008
Target Audience: lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health

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logo of the websiteReport: Beauty Secrets: Does A Common Chemical in Nail Polish Pose Risks to Human Health?
Author: Houlihan J, Wiles R
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Date: 2000
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cosmetics/fragrances, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health, immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health

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Comments: Links to phthalate-based activism are available.


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cover of the reportReport: Beyond Health Care: New Directions to a Healthier America
Publisher: The Robert Wood Johnson Commission to Build a Healthier America
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), lead, metals, pesticides, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), obesity

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Comments: An executive summary as well as summarized recommendations are also available.


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Report: BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields
Publisher: The BioInitiative Working Group
Date: 2007
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: The report includes information on both extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELFs) from electrical and electronic appliances and power lines and radiofrequency radiation (RF) from wireless devices such as cell phones and cordless phones, cellular antennas and towers, and broadcast transmission towers.


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cover of the reportReport: Body of Evidence: A Study of Pollution in Maine People
Author: Schmitt C, Belliveau M, Donahue R, Sears A
Publisher: Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, skin health

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cover of the reportReport: Bridging the Credibility Gap: Eight Corporate Liability Accounting Loopholes that Regulators Must Close
Author: Lewis S
Publisher: Investor Environmental Health Network
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos, cosmetics/fragrances, food additives, nanotechnology, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), vitamins

Health Issues: blood health, cancer, death, immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This report examines legal loopholes related to corporate liability and environmental health impacts.


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cover of the reportReport: Canadian Expert Panel on Tobacco Smoke and Breast Cancer Risk
Author: Collishaw N, Boyd N, Cantor K, et al.
Publisher: Ontario Tobacco Research Unit
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, obesity

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cover of the reportReport: Cancer: Air and Water Pollutants: A Need for Action
Author: Jacobs M, Clapp R
Publisher: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, asbestos, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), formaldehyde, metals, nitrates or nitrites, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), radon, solvents (Benzene, PERC), toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health

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cover of the reportReport: Cell Phones: Technology, Exposures, Health Effects
Author: Wargo J, Taylor HS, Alderman N, Wargo L
Publisher: Environment & Human Health, Inc.
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, eye health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: This report explores what we know about cell phone use, exposures, and effects on human health.


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cover of the reportReport: Cellular Inflammatory Responses to Indoor-source Particulate Matter
Author: Vogel C
Publisher: California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board
Date: 2010
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (indoor)

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, endocrine health, immune system health, respiratory system health

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Comments: This PowerPoint presentation summarizes a study that measured inflammatory response to particulate matter from several sources.


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cover of the reportReport: Challenged Conceptions: Environmental Chemicals and Fertility
Author: Luoma J
Publisher: Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Date: 2005
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cadmium, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, manganese, mercury, metals, pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (Benzene), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, reproductive health

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cover of the reportReport: Charting the Rapids Ahead: Western Water, Climate Change & Public Health
Publisher: Carpe Diem West and The Public Health Institute's Center for Public Health & Climate Change
Date: 2011
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: climate change, water quality

Health Issues:

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logo of the websiteReport: Chemical Exposures: State Ideas for Safeguarding Health
Publisher: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Date: 2010
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (indoor), bisphenol A, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (PBDEs), mold, pesticides, phthalates, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: A needs assessment and state forum focused on questions related to the six National Conversation workgroup areas in an attempt to better understand state needs on these topics. This report discusses the responses ASTHO received from state health and environmental agencies on their needs regarding monitoring, scientific understanding, chemical emergencies, policies and practices, education and communication, and serving communities.


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cover of the reportReport: Chemical Safety and Children's Health -- Protecting the World's Children from Harmful Chemical Exposures: a Global Guide to Resources
Author: Children and Chemical Safety Working Group
Publisher: Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS)
Date: 2005
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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cover of the reportReport: Children's Exposure to Elemental Mercury: A National Review of Exposure Events
Author: Mercury Workgroup
Publisher: US Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseasee Registry, Centers for Disease Contrl and Prevention
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, metals, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: The workgroup sought to 1) identify the common sources of elemental mercury exposure in children; and 2) describe the location, demographics, and proportion of children exposed or potentially exposed to elemental mercury in the United States.


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cover of the reportReport: Climate Change, the Indoor Environment and Health
Author: Committee on the Effect of Climate Change on Indoor Air Quality and Public Health
Publisher: Institute of Medicine
Date: 2011
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), climate change, mold, pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment
Author: Gottlieb B, Gilbert S, Evans LG
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility and Earthjustice
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, metals, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health, urological health

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cover of the reportReport: Coal's Assault on Human Health
Author: Lockwood A, Welker-Hood K, Rauch M, Gottlieb B
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including outdoor), arsenic, climate change, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, pesticides, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, mental health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: An executive summary, as well as the full report, are available.


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cover of the reportReport: Creating a Transportation Policy for a Healthier Oregon
Publisher: Upstream Public Health
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, solvents (benzene), toxics

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), obesity, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: An executive summary and a fact sheet are available in addition to the full report.


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cover of the reportReport: Deepest Cuts: Repairing Health Monitoring Programs Slashed under the Bush Administration
Author: Rotkin-Ellman M, Quirindongo M, Sass J, Solomon G
Publisher: Natural Resources Defense Council
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, arsenic, lead, food additives, mercury, metals, MTBE, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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cover of the reportReport: Dirty Secrets: What’s Hiding in Your Cleaning Products?
Publisher: Women's Voices for the Earth
Date: 2011
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: chloroform, phthalates (DEHP and others), solvents, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: also availble in Spanish at http://www.womensvoices.org/en-espanol/los-resultados-de-los-secretos-sucios/


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cover of the reportReport: Disinfectant Overkill
Author: Scranton A
Publisher: Women's Voices for the Earth
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), ammonia, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, food additives, nanotechnology, pesticides, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, cancer, death, digestive system health, endocrine health (thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: An executive summary, as well as the full report, are available.


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Report: Draft Toxilogical Profile For Perfluoroalkyls
Author: Chou S, Jones D, Pohl H, et al.
Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 2009
Target Audience: health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), flame retardants, Teflon/PFOA, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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cover of the reportReport: Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies
Author: Birch LL, Parker L, Burns A, editors
Publisher: National Academies Press
Date: 2011
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cadmium, DES, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), lead, pesticides (DDT and others), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Health Issues: obesity

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Comments: The focus of this report is on policies that are developed and implemented by policy makers and by caregivers who interact with parents and young children.


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cover of the reportReport: Early Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals/Pollution and Associations with Chronic Disease: A Scoping Review
Publisher: Canadian Environmental Law Association, the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Environmental Health Institute of Canada
Date: 2011
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), lead, mercury, metals, obesity, pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Environmental and Occupational Causes of Cancer New Evidence, 2005–2007
Author: Clapp RW, Jacobs MM, Loechler EL.
Publisher: Lowell Center forSustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Date: 2007
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), aluminum, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer

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cover of the reportReport: Environmental Burden of Disease Associated with Inadequate Housing
Author: Braubach M, Jacobs DE, Ormandy D
Publisher: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
Date: 2011
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (indoor), formaldehyde, lead, mold, radon, tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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coverReport: Environmental Health Inequalities in Europe
Publisher: WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, Bonn Office, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Date: 2012
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, lead, mold, pharmaceuticals, tobacco/nicotine, water quality

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The WHO Regional Office for Europe has carried out a baseline assessment of the magnitude of environmental health inequality in the European Region based on a core set of 14 inequality indicators.


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cover of the reportReport: Environmental Impacts on Reproductive Health
Publisher: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: This report aims to provide front-line clinicians with practical guidance on environmental reproductive health issues.


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cover of the reportReport: Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma: Guidelines for Health Care Providers
Author: Roberts J, McCurdy L
Publisher: National Environmental Education Foundation
Date: 2005
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), mold, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging with a Closer Look at Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases
Author: Stein J, Schettler T, Rohrer B, Valenti M
Publisher: Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, Science and Environmental Health Network
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, electromagnetic fields, food additives, lead, manganese, metals,persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cardiovascular health, death, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity

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cover of the reportReport: EWG's Guide to Safer Cell Phone Use: Cellphone Radiation Research
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health, immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: An executive summary and low-radiation cell phone list are available, as well as the full report.


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cover of the reportReport: F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America
Author: Levi J, Vinter S, Richardson L, et al.
Publisher: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Trust for America's Health
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues:

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, urological health

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Comments: An executive summary is available in addition to the full report.


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cover of the guideReport: Focusing on Children's Health: Community Approaches to Addressing Health Disparities: Workshop Summary
Author: Anderson K, Wizemann T
Publisher: National Academies Press
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: autism, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes), mental health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, bisphenol A, cadmium, chloroform, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, MTBE, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, lindane), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health, skin health, urological health

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Comments: An executive summary and chemical list are available as well as the full report. Tables are updated frequently.


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cover of the reportReport: Framing a Proactive Research Agenda to Advance Worker Health and Safety in the Nail Salon and Cosmetology Communities
Author: Quach T, Mendiratta A, Fu L, Silberberger J, Liou J, Chung N, Allen A, Reynolds P, Scranton A
Publisher: The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
Date: 2010
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, phthalates (DEHP and others), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: An executive summary, as well as a variety of fact sheets, are also available.


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cover of the reportReport: Girl, Disrupted
Author: Barrett J, Gonzalez S, Sarantis H, Varshavsky J
Publisher: Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, DES, dioxin, pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), obesity, reproductive health

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cover of the reportReport: Glossed Over: Health Hazards Associated with Toxic Exposure in Nail Salons
Author: Gorman A, O'Connor P
Publisher: Women's Voices for the Earth
Date: 2007
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, phthalates (DEHP and others), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Report: Green Chemistry: Cornerstone to a Sustainable California
Author: Wilson M, Schwarzman M, Malloy T, et al.
Publisher: The Centers for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of California
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), solvents, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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cover of the reportReport: Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care: A Snapshot of Chemicals in Doctors and Nurses
Author: Wilding R, Curtis K, Welker-Hood K
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, bisphenol A, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), mercury, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, Teflon/PFOA, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: An executive summary and resource appendix are included.


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cover of the reportReport: Hidden Hazards: Toxic Chemicals Inside Children’s Vinyl Back-to-School Supplies
Author: Schade M
Publisher: Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Date: 2012
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), endocrine disruptors (EDCs), lead, mercury, metals, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes), obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Hormone Disruptors and Women's Health: Reasons for Concern
Publisher: Collaborative on Health and the Environment, University of Florida and University of California San Francisco, Obsetric, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Date: 2008
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, DES, dioxin, pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), mental health, obesity, reproductive health, urological health

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Comments: This report is available in three versions: as a trifold brochure, as a footnoted fact sheet, and as a German translation of the English.


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cover of the reportReport: Household Hazards: Potential Hazards of Home Cleaning Products
Author: Gorman A
Publisher: Women's Voices for the Earth
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cleaning products, phthalates, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Housing and Health: New Opportunities for Dialogue and Action
Author: Lubbell J, Morley R, Ashe M, Merola L, Levi J
Publisher: National Center for Healthy Housing
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, mold, radon

Health Issues: endocrine health (including diabetes), obesity

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Comments: This concept paper documents the many ways in which housing affects health and outlining potential next steps for fostering greater collaboration between the public health and housing policy communities to advance shared goals.


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cover of the reportReport: Human Health and Welfare in a Changing Climate
Publisher: US Climate Change Science Program
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), mold, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Report: Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment
Publisher: National Research Council of the National Academies
Date: 2011
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, toxics

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes), obesity,reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: Health impact assessment (HIA) is a tool that can help decision-makers identify the public-health consequences of proposals that potentially affect health. In this report, the Committee on Health Impact Assessment discusses the need for healthinformed decision-making and policies and reviews the current practice of HIA.


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cover of the reportReport: In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development
Author: Schettler T, Stein J, Reich F, Valenti M
Publisher: Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date: 2001
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: dioxin, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: The complete report can be downloaded or ordered from Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility.


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cover of the reportReport: Indoor Mold: Better Coordination of Research on Health Effects and More Consistent Guidance Would Improve Federal Efforts
Author: Government Accountablity Office
Publisher: United States Government Accountability Office
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), mold, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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cover of the reportReport: Industrial Carcinogens: A Need for Action
Author: Jacobs M, Clapp R
Publisher: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell, in partnership with CHE and the Breast Cancer Fund
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, nuclear/radiation, pesticides (DDT, lindane, etc.), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: cancer

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cover of the reportReport: Just Out of Reach: How REACH Is Failing to Regulate Nanomaterials and How It Can Be Fixed
Author: Azoulay D
Publisher: Center for International Environmental Law
Date: 2012
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: nanotechnology

Health Issues: (none specified)

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CDC logoReport: Key Findings: Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in US Children, 1997–2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none listed)

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), hearing functioning

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Comments: This study determined the prevalence of developmental disabilities in US children and in selected populations for a 12-year period.


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cover of the reportReport: Maine Compact Fluorescent Lamp Breakage Study Report
Publisher: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), mercury, metals, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: The goal of this study was to collect data to support or revise an existing cleanup guidance for the breakage of a single CFL. The issue of primary concern was mercury exposure and mercury contamination.


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cover of the reportReport: Medical and Scientific Experts Call for Safe Technologies in Schools
Publisher: Wifiinschools.org.uk
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields, nuclear/radiation

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, immune system health, mental health, nervous system/neurological health

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cover of the reportReport: Men under Threat: The Decline in Male Reproductive Health and the Potential Role of Exposure to Chemicals during in-utero Development
Publisher: CHEMTrust
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alkylphenols, bisphenol A, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), parabens, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates (DEHP), pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxics, triclosan

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, reproductive health

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cover of the reportReport: Mental Health and Enivironmental Exposures
Author: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Publisher: Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Date: 2008
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, arsenic, bisphenol A, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), food additives, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, mental health, nervous system/neurological health

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cover of the reportReport: Monograph on the Potential Human Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
Publisher: US National Toxicology Program
Date: 2006
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: phthalates (DEHP)

Health Issues: reproductive health

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cover of the reportReport: Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance
Author: Sarantis H, Naidenko O, Gray S, Houlihan J, Malkan S
Publisher: Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Environmental Working Group
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, food additives, formaldehyde, phthalates (DEHP and others), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: An executive summary is available as well as the full report.


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cover of the reportReport: Not Too Pretty
Author: Brody C, Houlihan J, Schwan B
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Date: 2002
Target Audience: consumers, general public, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cosmetics/fragrances, pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, reproductive health

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cover of the reportReport: Options for State Chemicals Policy Reform: A Resource Guide
Author: Denison R, Foss-Hansen S, Geiser K, Kyle A, Massey R, McPherson A, Rejeski D, Rossi M, Tickner J
Publisher: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachussettes Lowell
Date: 2008
Target Audience: lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Report: Our Children at Risk
Author: Mott L, Fore D, Curtis J, Solomon G
Publisher: Natural Resources Defense Council
Date: 1997
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Teflon/PFOA, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), sudden infant death syndrome

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cover of the reportReport: Overexposed & Underinformed: Dismantling Barriers to Health and Safety in California Nail Salons
Author: Porter C
Publisher: The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, phthalates (DEHP and others), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, eye health, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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cover of the reportReport: Pathways to Breast Cancer: A Case Study for Innovation in Chemical Safety Evaluation
Author: Schwarzman M, Janssen S
Publisher: University of California, Berkeley and the Natural Resources Defense Council
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: toxics

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: For this report, the Breast Cancer and Chemicals Policy Project reviewed existing methods for chemical toxicity testing and developed a testing scheme, called the Hazard Identification Approach. This approach provides a methodology for the identification of substances that could elevate breast cancer risk.


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Report: Perchlorate in Baby Formula Fact Sheet
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: perchlorate, toxics

Health Issues: endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies)

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report coverReport: Persistent Organic Pollutants: Impact on Child Health
Publisher: World Health Organization
Date: 2010
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cadmium, dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, skin health

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Comments: This document is designed to inform and educate health professionals about persistent organic pollutants and their potential impact on child health and development. The document emphasizes the critical importance of primary prevention.


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cover of the reportReport: Pesticide Exposure in Children
Author: Council on Environmental Health
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Date: 2012
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides (lindane, etc.)

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health, skin health

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Comments: This statement presents the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics on pesticides. Also see the accompanying techinical report: Pesticide Exposure in Children


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cover of the reportReport: Phasing Out the "Toxic Trio"
Publisher: The National Healthy Nail Salon Alliance
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: formaldehyde, phthalates, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This report summarizes evidence on connections between nail salon exposures to three problemmatic chemicals and health, including a list nail polish brands and whether they include these chemicals.


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EPA logoReport: Plan EJ 2014
Author: Office of Environmental Justice
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2011
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates

Environmental/Toxics Issues: toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: Plan EJ 2014 is a roadmap that will help EPA integrate environmental justice into the Agency’s programs, policies and activities.


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cover of the reportReport: Plan EJ 2014: Legal Tools
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency Office of General Counsel
Date: 2011
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: This document identifies numerous legal tools that EPA may consider using to more fully ensure that its programs, policies, and activities fully protect human health and the environment in minority and low-income communities.


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cover of the reportReport: Poison in Paint, Toxics in Toys
Author: Belliveau M, Taylor S.
Publisher: Environmental Health Strategy Center, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, SAFER States
Date: 2011
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, endocrine disruptors (EDCs)

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, reproductive health

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cover of the reportReport: Poisoning the Great Lakes: Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants in the Great Lakes Region
Author: Stamper V, Copeland C, Williams M
Publisher: Natural Resources Defense Council
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health, urological health

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cover of the reportReport: Pollution in People Report
Author: Hackenmiller-Paradis, R
Publisher: Oregon Environmental Council
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Teflon/PFOA, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: In 2007, ten Oregon women and men volunteered to have their bodies tested in a study of chemical pollution in people. This report summarizes the findings of those tests.


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cover of the reportReport: Presumption of Safety: Limits of Federal Policies on Toxic Substances in Consumer Products
Author: Tickner J, Torrie Y
Publisher: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachussettes Lowell
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos, cadmium, cleaning products, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, phthalates, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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cover of the reportReport: Preventing Disease through Healthy Environments: Towards an Estimate of the Environmental Burden of Disease
Author: Prüss-Üstün A, Corvalán C
Publisher: World Health Organization
Date: 2006
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), climate change, lead, metals, nuclear/radiation, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), eye health, hearing functioning, mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: An executive summary is available in addition to the full report.


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WHO logoReport: Principles for Evaluating Health Risks in Children Associated with Exposure to Chemicals
Author: Louis G, Damstra T, Díaz-Barriga F, et al.
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization
Date: 2006
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, cleaning products, climate change, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs), fluoride, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies),mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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cover of the reportReport: Promoting Health Equity: A Resource to Help Communities Address Social Determinants of Health
Author: Ramirez L, Baker E, Metzler M
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health

Environmental/Toxics Issues: obacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, dental health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies)

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Report: Protect the Air We Breathe: An Agenda for Clean Air
Publisher: American Lung Association
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, climate change, lead, mercury, metals, toxics

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Protecting the Health of Nail Salon Workers
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2007
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, phthalates (DEHP and others), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This report contains specific protocols to reduce toxic exposure in nail salons.


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cover of the reportReport: Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now
Author: President's Cancer Panel
Publisher: National Cancer Institute
Date: 2010
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA) cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, melamine, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perchloroethylene (PERC), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health, skin health, urological health

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Comments: An executive summary is available as well as the full report.


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logo of the websiteReport: Research Brief 217: Majority of Women Exposed to Multiple Pollutants
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date: 2013
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Health Issues: nervous system/neurological health

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logo of the websiteReport: Restorative Commons: Creating Health and Well-Being through Urban Landscapes
Author: Campbell L, Wiesen A (editors)
Publisher: USDA Forest Service
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, lead, metals, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, death, mental health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Review of the Science Linking Chemical Exposures to the Human Risk of Obesity and Diabetes
Author: Porta M, Lee D-H
Publisher: CHEM Trust
Date: 2012
Target Audience:

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, bisphenol A, DES, dioxin, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: endocrine health (including diabetes), obesity

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Comments: The aim of this report is to analyse the compelling weight of scientific evidence indicating that chemicals may play a role in causing obesity and diabetes.


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cover of the reportReport: School Indoor Air Quality: State Policy Strategies for Maintaining Healthy Learning Environments
Author: Bernstein T
Publisher: Environmental Law Institute
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (indoor), asbestos, lead, mold, radon, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: The full report can be downloaded at no charge.


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cover of the reportReport: Science Suppressed: How America Became Obsessed with BPA
Author: Butterworth T
Publisher: Statistical Assessment Service
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public,lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Report: Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author: Gilbert SG
Publisher: Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, arsenic, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, lead, manganese, mercury, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others)

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logo of the reportReport: Secret Scents
Publisher: Women's Voices for the Earth
Date: 2013
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances

Health Issues: respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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cover of the reportReport: Shaping Our Legacy: Reproductive Health and the Environment
Author: Schwartz J, Woodruff T
Publisher: Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, University of California, San Francisco
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, alkylphenols, arsenic, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health

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Comments: The report is also available in Spanish.


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logo of the organizationReport: Shortchanging America's Health
Publisher: Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, death, endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This offers a state-by-state look at how public health dollars are spent and key state health facts.


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cover of the reportReport: Sick of Chemicals: A Review of the Evidence
Publisher: Chemical Reaction, European Public Health Alliance Environmental Network
Date: 2005
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, cardiovascular health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: A link to the full database referenced in this report is available.


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cover of the reportReport: Sick Schools 2009: America's Continuing Environmental Health Crisis for Children
Publisher: Healthy Schools Network Inc.
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This provides a state-by-state report on the health of schools and students.


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cover of the reportReport: State Leadership in Formulating and Reforming Chemicals Policy: Actions Taken and Lessons Learned
Author: Schifano J, Tickner J, Torrie Y
Publisher: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Date: 2009
Target Audience: lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), phthalates, solvents (PERC), toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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cover of the reportReport: State of the Art Assessment of Endocrine Disrupters
Author: Kortenkamp A, Martin O, Faust M, Evans R, McKinlay R, Orton R, Rosivatz E
Publisher: European Commission, DG Environment
Date: 2011
Target Audience: lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cosmetics/fragrances, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (PBDEs), metals, parabens, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, triclosan/antimicrobials

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, reproductive health

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Report: State of the Art Report on Mixture Toxicity
Author: Kortenkamp A, Backhaus T, Faust M
Publisher: Europa
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, perchloroethylene (PERC), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: An executive summary is available in addition to the full report.


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cover of the reportReport: State of the Evidence 2010
Author: Gray J
Publisher: Breast Cancer Fund
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cadmium, chromium, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, parabens, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: The report concludes with an exploration of the policy initiatives required to make breast cancer prevention a public health priority, and presents advice on what individuals can do to reduce their risk.


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cover of the reportReport: Strengthening Toxic Chemical Risk Assessments to Protect Human Health
Author: Janssen S, Sass J, Schettler T, Solomon G.
Publisher: Natural Resources Defense Council
Date: 2012
Target Audience:

Environmental/Toxics Issues: chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), lead, mercury, pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), toxics

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) issued three groundbreaking reports over the past few years, but their major recommendations—that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as other government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should make several changes to strengthen their toxic chemical risk assessments—have not been heeded. In this paper, the authors make the case that federal agencies should immediately begin to incorporate these changes into their assessments.


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cover of the reportReport: That’s a Killer Look: A Study of Chemicals in Personal Care Products
Publisher: Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, phthalates

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Report: The CT DPH Risk Assessment of Artificial Turf Fields
Publisher: Connecticut Department of Public Health Environmental & Occupational Health Assessment Program
Date: 2010
Target Audience: general public, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), lead, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: cancer, respiratory system health

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Comments: This fact sheet provides the results of a study of artificial turf fields containing crumb rubber infill.


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cover of the reportReport: The Falling Age of Puberty in U.S. Girls: What We Know, What We Need To Know
Author: Steingraber S
Publisher: Breast Cancer Fund
Date: 2007
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, bisphenol A, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, food additives, lead, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: reproductive health

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cover of the reportReport: The Price of Pollution
Author: Hackenmiller-Paradis R
Publisher: Oregon Environmental Council, Collaborative on Health and the Environment, Oregon Chapter
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, cadmium, lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents (Benzene), tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: An executive summary of the report is also available.


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Report: The Use of Reference Man in Radiation Protection Standards and Guidance with Recommendations for Change
Author: Makhijani A
Publisher: Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: nuclear/radiation, water quality

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: This report provides evidence against the use of Reference Man, a hypothetical 20- to 30-year-old Caucasian male, in radiation protection regulations and guidelines.


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cover of the reportReport: Toxic Chemicals and Children’s Health in North America
Publisher: Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Date: 2006
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), food additives, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, toxics, water quality

Health Issues:

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Comments: The report is available in English, Spanish and French.


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cover of the reportReport: Toxicity, Safety, and Performance Evaluation of Alternative Nail Products
Author: Doan T, Dye K
Publisher: New Ecology Incorporated
Date: 2006
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), bisphenol A, chloroform, cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, mercury, parabens, pesticides (DDT), phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, death, digestive system health, eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: An executive summary, as well as a variety of chemical appendices, are also available.


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cover of the reportReport: What's That Smell? How the Pine Forest in Your Cleaning Product May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Author: Scranton A
Publisher: Women’s Voices for the Earth
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (indoor), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), phthalates (DEHP and others), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: This is also available in Spanish.


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cover of the reportReport: WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould
Author: Heseltine E, Rosen J
Publisher: World Health Organization Europe
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, formaldehyde, mold, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: cancer, immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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OAHPP logoReport: Wireless Technology and Health Outcomes: Evidence and Review
Author: Copes R, Loh L
Publisher: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, hearing functioning, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, skin health

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Comments: This document considers Wi-Fi exposures in context with other current sources of RF exposure and recent reviews of health outcomes research on RF exposures.


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cover of the reportReport: World Cancer Report 2008
Author: Boyle P, Levin B
Publisher: World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, arsenic, asbestos, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), creosote, electromagnetic fields, formaldehyde, metals, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: cancer

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logo of the websiteVideo: 10 Americans
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Date: 2008
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, lead, mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This video provides a three-part presentation about the analysis of chemical contaminants in umbilical cord blood.


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cover of the videoVideo: A Chemical Reaction
Author: Plymale B
Publisher: PFZ Media Inc. and Safe Lawns Foundation
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides

Health Issues: digestive system health, nervous system/neurological health, skin health

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Comments: This index was based on the trailer for the film; more topics may be covered in the full video which is available for purchase.


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logo of the websiteVideo: A Closer Look
Publisher: The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, lead, toxics

Health Issues: cancer

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Video: A Healthy Baby Girl
Author: Helfand J (producer and director) Reidy T (editor)
Publisher: Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Date: 1996
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: DES, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, reproductive health

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logo of the websiteVideo: A Wake-Up Story
Publisher: Healthy Child Healthy World
Date: 2013
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, aspartame, bisphenol A, cosmetics/fragrances, food additives, formaldehyde, nitrates or nitrites, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides, phthalates, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics

Health Issues: autism, birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes), reproductive health

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Comments: This is an introductory video outlining the mission of Healthy Child Healthy World.


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cover of the videoVideo: Blue Vinyl
Author: Helfand J, Gold DB (producers)
Publisher: Next Wave Films
Date: 2002
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics

Health Issues: cancer

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cover of the videoVideo: Breast Cancer – The Estrogen Connection
Author: Snedeker S
Publisher: Cornell University
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cadmium, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, lead, metals, parabens, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health

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Comments: Three short videos are available: "Cosmetics and More", "Plastics" and "In the Dump and Down the Drain." Related fact sheets and handouts are also available.


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Electromagnetic Health logoVideo: Commonwealth Club Program on Health Effects of Cell Phones, Wireless Technologies & Electromagnetic Fields with Leading Experts
Publisher: ElectromagneticHealth.or
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health, reproductive health

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Comments: This is a series of videos of talks presented at the Commonwealth Club on November 18, 2010.


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CPCHE logoVideo: Creating Healthy Home Environments for Kids: Top 5 Tips
Publisher: Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cleaning products, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, mercury, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health, urological health

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cover of the videoVideo: DECT Phone Affects the Heart
Author: Havas M, Marrongelle J
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, electrical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health

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cover of the videoVideo: Diabetes and Electrosensitivity
Author: Havas M
Date: 2010
Target Audience: general public, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes)

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Comments: A brief overview of type 3 – environmental – diabetes.


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cover of the videoVideo: Environmentally Sick Schools
Author: Rapp DJ
Publisher: Practical Allergy Research Foundation
Date: 1995
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, mold, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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EPA logoVideo: EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2011
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, mercury

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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SafeMinds logoVideo: Flu Vaccine Without Mercury—SafeMinds: Don't Take The Risk #1
Publisher: Safe Minds
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury

Health Issues: nervous system/neurological health

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logo of the websiteVideo: How the Environment Affects Fertility, Pregnancy, and Childhood Development
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date: 2013
Target Audience: parents, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, pesticides, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, reproductive health

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Video: Human Atlas: Mold
Publisher: How Stuff Works
Target Audience: consumer, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mold

Health Issues: digestive system health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This two-minute online video gives an overview of mold growth and how it affects the human body.


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logo of the websiteVideo: In Small Doses: Arsenic
Publisher: Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Program and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, death, endocrine health, immune system health

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Comments: This is a short film about the risks associated with exposure to arsenic in private well water.


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logo of the videoVideo: Justicia Now!
Author: Trust for America’s Health
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: toxics

Health Issues: cancer, death

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cover of the videoVideo: My Father's Garden
Author: Miranda Smith
Publisher: Miranda Productions
Date: 1995
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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DVD seriesVideo: Nanotechnology and the Consumer
Author: Rejski D
Publisher: Museum of Science
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: nanotechnology

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: This is the fifth lecture in the Talking Nano series. This lecture is available online; the others are available for purchase.


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Video: Public Exposure: DNA, Democracy, and the Wireless Revolution and Electromagnetic Radiation
Publisher: The Council on Wireless Technology Impacts
Date: 2006
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, electrical sensitivity, eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the videoVideo: Rachel’s Daughters: Searching for the Causes of Breast Cancer
Author: Light A, Saraf I
Publisher: Women Make Movies (distributors)
Date: 1997
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields, nuclear/radiation

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: A study guide is available.


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cover of the videoVideo: Rapid Aging Syndrome
Author: Havas M
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields, nuclear/radiation

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes), hearing functioning, mental health, reproductive health, skin health

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scene from the videoVideo: Rio+20: Expectations & Lessons
Publisher: Environmental Law Institute
Date: 2012
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: water quality

Health Issues: reproductive health

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Comments: Carl Bruch of the Environmental Law Institute offers a recap of progress and the lack of it from the Rio+20 summit on climate change.


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EPA logoVideo: Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2008
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: formaldehyde, mercury, metals, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

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Comments: The 15-minute video is available for streaming online and also for download in the WMV, MOV, and FLV formats. A transcript of the video is also available.


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Video: The BioInitiative Report—Biological Standards for Wireless
Author: Sage C
Publisher: Ecological Options Network
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, immune system health, mental health, nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: Cindy provides an overview of the Bioinitiative Report


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cover of the videoVideo: The Breast Biologues: A Biology Dialogue about Breast Cancer and the Environment
Publisher: Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: endocrine disruptors (EDCs), nuclear/radiation

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: This 15-minute video is a visual science-based storyline incorporating time-lapsed imaging and explains how the normal breast develops and how exposures to potential cancer causing chemicals during specific points of development might influence future breast cancer risk.


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cover of the videoVideo: The Disappearing Male
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Doc Zone, Red Apple Entertainment
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, food additives, mercury, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: The full documentary is available for download.


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scene from the videoVideo: The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers
Author: Ching C, Jones A, Terry-Cobo S
Publisher: Center for Investigative Reporting
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: water quality

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes)

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cover of the videoVideo: The Story of Cosmetics
Author: Leonard A
Publisher: The Story of Stuff Project and Free Range Studios, with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: toxics

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the videoVideo: The Story of Stuff
Author: Leonard A
Publisher: Free Range Studios
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The film is available in ten languages. Related curriculum materials are also available.


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logo of the websiteVideo: Toxic Chemicals Lobby: Exclusive Leaked Footage
Publisher: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, phthalates, solvents (TCE), Teflon/PFOA

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This cartoon spoofs the toxic chemicals lobby.


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cover of the videoVideo: Trade Secrets
Author: Moyers B
Publisher: PBS Production, Films for the Humanities
Date: 2001
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, benzene, chlorine, dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), musculoskeletal health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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logo of the websiteVideo: Understanding the BP Oil Spill's Health Impacts
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Health Issues:

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Comments: A scientific study underway along the Gulf Coast is looking at toxic components of crude oil in seafood in order to understand the BP oil disaster's impacts on human and ecosystem health.


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logo of the journalWebsite: The Researcher's Perspective Podcast Series
Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives
Target Audience: general public, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: This site provides podcasts from environmental health science's foremost researchers as they discuss the motivation and vision behind their research as well as the implications for human health.


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Website: A Small Dose of…
Author: Gilbert S
Publisher: Institute for Neurotoxicology and Neurological Health
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, cadmium, caffeine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, fluoride, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The website accompanies and expands on a book by the same author.


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Website: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium, creosote, flame retardants (PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: Information is also available in Spanish.


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EPA logoWebsite: Aging Initiative
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), lead, metals, mold, pesticides, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: ALC Environmental
Target Audience: consumers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, lead, metals, mold, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: This company provides environmental testing, inspection, consulting, remediation/abatement design and training services.


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Website: Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: AHT is a coalition of citizens, scientists, health professionals, workers and educators seeking preventive action on toxic hazards. The website is frequently updated with new reports and advocacy issues. The site may contain information about environmental and/or health issues that have not been indexed in this database.


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Website: Alliance for Healthy Homes
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, lead, metals, mold, pesticides, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: AHH is a national nonprofit, public interest organization working to prevent and eliminate hazards in our homes that can harm the health of children, families and other residents. The website has a wealth of resources for homeowners and advocates.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pharmaceuticals

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance

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ALA logoWebsite: American Lung Association
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, formaldehyde, lead, mold, pesticides, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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EPA logoWebsite: America's Children and the Environment
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This website is intended to convey information about trends in children’s environmental health in the United States.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Asbestos Exposure
Publisher: Sokolove Law
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos

Health Issues: cancer, respiratory system health

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Comments: This site provides links to resources regarding asbestos exposure and risk abatement.


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Website: Asbestos.com
Publisher: The Peterson Firm
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: Baker Environmental Consulting, Inc.
Target Audience: consumers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, lead, metals, mold, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: This company provides environmental assessments, inspection, consulting, remediation/abatement design and training services.


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Website: BCEAC Library
Publisher: Berks County Environmental Advisory Council
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), climate change, mercury, nuclear/radiation, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This online library is a clearinghouse of brochures, reports and other documents from a variety of state and federal government agencies and other groups.


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Website: Be Safe
Publisher: The Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, dioxin, lead, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Beyond Pesticides
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, skin health, urological health

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Comments: This site includes a Pesticides Gateway with information on hazards and safe pest management, fact sheets and more for those who want to reduce their use of pesticides at home, at work and at school.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Body Burden
Publisher: Coming Clean
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, lindane), phthalates (DEHP), toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, death, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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EPA logoWebsite: Brochures and Fact Sheets
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency Child and Aging Health Protection Division
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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OEHHA logoWebsite: California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), creosote, DES, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, PCBs, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health

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Comments: This site includes a full list of chemicals listed under Proposition 65: Chemicals as Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity.


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Website: California Safe Schools
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, metals, pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: asthma, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: This site includes information for parents, a policy statement for lawmakers and citizens, and a section for children.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, bisphenol A, chromium, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, paraben, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: Information is available about pending legislation and public campaigns.


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Website: Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: chlorine, climate change, lead, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site is created to educate physicians, prepare spokespersons and advocate certain positions or courses of action.


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Website: Canadian Environmental Law Association
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, reproductive health

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Comments: Some materials are available in French.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Cancer Action New York
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), dioxin, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), toxics

Health Issues: cancer, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies)

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Website: Center for Children's Health and the Environment
Publisher: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Date: 2005
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cleaning products, DES, lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: Center for Environmental Health
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cadmium, lead, mercury, metals, solvents, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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website logoWebsite: Center for Public Integrity
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, dioxin, lead, manganese, metals, mercury, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene), toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), nervous system/neurological health skin health

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Comments: The center publishes reports on various environmental/toxics topics.


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Website: Center for Science in the Public Interest
Publisher: Center for Science in the Public Interest
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, food additives, pharmaceuticals

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), obesity

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Website: Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), phthalates (DEHP and others), toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, reproductive health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: CHE Consensus Statements
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), climate change, creosote, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nitrates or nitrites, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides (DDT, lindane, etc.), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This webpage lists consensus statements from the Collaborative on Health and the Environment and other organizations.


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CHEM Trust logoWebsite: CHEM Trust
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, alkylphenols, bisphenol A, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, parabens, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Children’s Environmental Health Program
Publisher: The Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, chlorine, cleaning products, dioxin, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: autism, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others, endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: Printable version of PVC-Free Schools fact-sheets and Safe School Siting Toolkit available


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CDC logoWebsite: Children's Environmental Health
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2012
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: Children's Environmental Health Center
Publisher: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, chlorine, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, mold, metals, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, phthalates, solvents (Benzene, PERC), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), radon, Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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website logoWebsite: Children's Environmental Health Network
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, climate change, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, radon, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: The site has training manuals for health care providers and child-care providers and policy statements for lawmakers.


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Website: Choosing Our Future
Author: Ratte D
Publisher: Chemicals Health Monitor, a project of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) in collaboration with CHEM Trust
Date: 2008
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (PBDEs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, tozics, triclosan

Health Issues: cancer, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: Four comic stories make the links between exposure to chemicals in everyday life, the consequences for our future health, and the possibilities open to us to choose a better future.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Climate Change and Children's Health
Publisher: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (outdoor), climate change, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, endocrine health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: The web page contains suggestions for climate protection and health for families and individuals.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Climate Change and Public Health
Publisher: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including outdoor), climate change, water quality

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site provides resources (webinars, PDFs, and PowerPoint files) to aid state agencies in preparing for the public health effects related to climate change.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: ClimateHealthConnect
Publisher: Public Health Institute Center for Public Health & Climate Change
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (outdoor), climate change, water quality

Health Issues: mental health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, cadmium, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Publisher: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Target Audience: general public , parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, phthalates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), death, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Commonweal
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, flame retardants (PBDEs), mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs) , persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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AAP logoWebsite: Council on Environmental Health
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), fluoride, lead, mercury, mold, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: The site links to the AAP Policy Statements authored by COEH.


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logo of the videoWebsite: Don’t Mess with Mercury
Publisher: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Date: 2013
Target Audience: students, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, eye health, hearing functioning, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health, skin health, urological health

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Comments: This brief online video is available in Spanish and English.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: e.hormone
Publisher: Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, cadmium, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, manganese, mercury, mold, nanotechnology, pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), obesity, reproductive health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Easy Tips for Keeping an Eco-Healthy Home
Publisher: Oregon Environmental Council
Target Audience: consumers, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, mold, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene), tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: A variety of checklists, fact sheets, and other guides available for download.


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website logoWebsite: Eco Healthy Child Care
Publisher: Children's Environmental Health Network
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, mold, pesticides, PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: (none listed)

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Comments: This program supports child care providers in creating child care settings that are as environmentally healthy as possible.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Ecology Center
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), dioxin, flame retardants ( BFRs, PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), obesity, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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EPA logoWebsite: EJView
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health

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Comments: Formerly known as the Environmental Justice Geographic Assessment Tool, is a mapping tool that allows the public to create maps and generate detailed reports based on the geographic areas and data sets they choose to identify potential environmental justice areas – or disadvantaged communities that are being unduly exposed to environmental harms.


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Electromagnetic Health logoWebsite: ElectromagneticHealth.org
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: ElectroSmog
Publisher: Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health, reproductive health

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Website: EMFacts Consultancy
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, epidemiologists/public health

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, skin health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environment and Breast Cancer: Science Review
Publisher: Silent Spring Institute
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, chlorine, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), perchloroethylene (PERC), pesticides (DDT, etc.), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene, TCE, etc.), toxics, vitamins, water quality

Health Issues: cancer (breast)

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Comments: This site includes searchable databases of both human and animal studies, plus review articles.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environment and Human Health, Inc.
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), PVC plastic or vinyl, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site includes reports on each of the environmental issues listed, plus brochures on wood smoke and carcinogens.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environment California
Publisher: Environment California
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, climate change, lead, metals, perchlorate, phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
Publisher: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), dioxin, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, MTBE, pesticides, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, cancer, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: Environmental Health
Publisher: Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
Date: 2005
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, cadmium, cleaning products, dioxin, food additives, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others)

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Comments: This site includes position statements, articles, reports, links and other resources.


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Website: Environmental Health
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, climate change, lead, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health
Publisher: US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, parents, researchers, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Website: Environmental Health and Autism
Publisher: Autism Society of America
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, immune system health (including allergies)

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Comments: The resources include fact sheets, free online courses, frequently asked questions, articles and documents on policy issues.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health and Toxicology Specialized Information Services
Publisher: US National Library of Medicine
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, electromagnetic fields, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (Benzene), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health Coalition
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, cleaning products, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, chlorine, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), Gulf War syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: Resources are also available in Spanish.


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Website: Environmental Health Initiative
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, ammonia, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, manganese, metals, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health

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Comments: The site includes fact sheets, presentations, books and other resources for consumers, family and health care providers.The EHI also regularly hosts teleconferences for environmental health professionals and advocates.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health Network
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, caffeine, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perchloroethylene (PERC), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This site compiles and organizes environmental health information.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health Policy Institute
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: A new essay on a topic of interest is posted each month.


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Website: Environmental Health Project
Publisher: National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, mold, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), mental health, nervous ystem/neurological health

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Comments: The site includes fact sheets, research articles, recorded teleconferences and other resources.


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logo of the databaseWebsite: Environmental Health Topics
Publisher: NIEHS
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, DES, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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CDC logoWebsite: Environmental Justice and Healthy Homes
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, mold, pesticides, tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: The Healthy Homes Initiative focuses on identifying health, safety, and quality-of-life issues in the home environment and to act systematically to eliminate or lessen problems.


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Website: Environmental Public Health
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), climate change, water quality

Health Issues: respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The site includes a Health Disparities Database among other resources.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Reports
Publisher: Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, arsenic, DES, dioxin, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, nuclear/radiation, pesticides (DDT etc.), pharmaceuticals, solvents (benzene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development

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Comments: This site includes both reports for researchers and fact sheets for consumers/parents/general public.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Working Group
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: European Centre for Environment and Human Health
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, metals, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, radon

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, obesity, endocrine health (including diabetes), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This website focuses on how climate change and changes in biodiversity will affect human health and wellbeing in the coming years.


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EPA logoWebsite: Fact Sheets on New Active Ingredients
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Website: Farm Worker Pesticide Project
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), pesticides, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: Information is available in both English and Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: For Parents
Publisher: Children's Environmental Health Institute
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others), radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: Some resources are available in Spanish


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LHWMP logoWebsite: Gardening with Nature
Publisher: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County Washington
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: endocrine disruptors (EDCs), pesticides, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, reproductive health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Got Mercury?
Publisher: Turtle Island Restoration Network
Date: 2006
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, metals, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, nervous system/neurological health

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Comments: This site includes a "mercury calculator" for determining safe fish consumption by body weight. It is also available in Spanish.


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Website: Green Cleaning Party Kit
Author: Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE)
Publisher: Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE)
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: ammonia, chlorine, toxics

Health Issues: reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The website includes all the materials for hosting a Green Cleaning Party, plus four fact sheets: Chemicals in Household Cleaners, Reproductive Harm & Household Cleaners, Asthma & Household Cleaners, What You Can Do.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Green Home: Home Health
Publisher: Sierra Club
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, bisphenol A, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, electromagnetic fields, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nanotechnology, perchloroethylene (PERC), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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website logoWebsite: Green Purchasing Tool Kit
Publisher: Be Safe Campaign for Precautionary Action; The Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cleaning products, dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This website details the process for establishing Green Purchasing policies for states and municipalities.


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cover of the reportWebsite: Gulf Oil Spill Health Hazards
Author: Burns K, Harbut M
Publisher: Sciencecorps
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including outdoor), arsenic, cadmium, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), food additives, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: A variety of handouts are available.


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HealthCare.org logoWebsite: Health & Wellness Listings
Publisher: HealthCare.org
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos, mercury

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: This site lists a variety of websites that provide resouces on health and wellness.


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website logoWebsite: Health & Environment Program
Publisher: National Environmental Education Foundation
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, climate change, electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: This site includes Children's Environmental Health Faculty Champions, Pediatric Asthma Initiative and Pesticides Initiative (Pediatric Environmental History Initiative is listed separately)


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Health and Environment Alliance
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), climate change, electromagnetic fields, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), mercury, pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: HEAL is the leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union.


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website logoWebsite: Health Care Without Harm
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, phthalates (DEHP and others), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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website logoWebsite: Health Care Without Harm Downloadable Documents
Publisher: Health Care Without Harm
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), mercury, metals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including thyroid deficiencies), immune system health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Health Impact Assessment Clearinghouse Learning and Information Guide (HIA-CLIC)
Publisher: UCLA HIA Project, UCLA School of Public Health
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (outdoor), arsenic, lead, nitrates or nitrites, pesticides, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, endocrine health (including diabetes), hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site includes a database of HIAs done across the US with a summary of each HIA and links to background information on each health topic addressed in the HIA and the methods used. There are also links to technical assistance, grant funding, journal articles, training and relevant links to other websites.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Health Information Materials
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This website includes fact sheets on a variety of environmental health topics; some are available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Health Information Materials for Children and Young Adults
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date: 2003
Target Audience: general public, parents, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, blood health, endocrine health (including diabetes), immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: Some fact sheets are available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Health Literacy Missouri
Publisher: National Institute for Literacy
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, cadmium, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), cleaning products, climate change, DES, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This site provides a collection of references to articles, books, websites and other materials on health literacy from major health databases and indexes, the Internet, and other sources.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: HealtheHouse
Publisher: WebMD, Healthy Child Healthy World
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, bisphenol A, cleaning products, lead, Teflon/PFOA, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: immune system health (including allergies), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: HealthFinder
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: HealthFinder is a searchable database of hand-picked resources from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. It also has a section for Spanish speakers.


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Website: Healthy Baby Resource
Publisher: Birth Defect Research for Children
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, alcohol, cleaning products, electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, phthalates, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy Building Network
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, nanotechnology, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), PVC plastic or vinyl, Teflon/PFOA, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: (none specified)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy Child Healthy World
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alkylphenols, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, creosote, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nitrates or nitrites, parabens, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET), phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), radon, solvents (Benzene, PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy Children Organizing Project
Publisher: Consumer Action
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos,lead, metals, mold, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: Healthy Children Project
Publisher: Learning Disabilities Association of America
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, dioxin, lead, flame retardants (PBDEs), mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), mental health, nervous system/neurological health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy Food Action
Publisher: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, obesity

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Comments: Healthy Food Action provides both vital information and a mechanism for action for health professionals.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy House Institute
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, electromagnetic fields, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, mold, multiple chemical sensitivity, nanotechnology, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (Benzene, PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: Healthy Schools Network
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, cleaning products, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), electromagnetic fields, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: The site includes a Healthy Schools/Healthy Kids Clearinghouse.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy Toys
Publisher: Ecology Center
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, cadmium, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), lead, mercury, metals, phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, chlorine, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Website: How to Clean Up a Mercury Spill
Publisher: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, metals, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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EPA logoWebsite: IAQ Tribal Partners Program
Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, formaldehyde, lead, metals, mold, pesticides, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, death, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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IATP logoWebsite: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, bisphenol A, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), food additives, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, urological health

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Website: International Conference on Fetal Programming and Developmental Toxicity
Publisher: The Nordic Council
Date: 2007
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, bisphenol A, dioxin, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), solvents. tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site includes all abstracts and some speaker slides and posters from the May 2007 conference in the Faroe Islands.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: IPM Resources
Publisher: Green Shield Certified
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, mercury, pesticides (DDT), volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, endocrine health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: Some basic information is available in Spanish.


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Website: Know Your Air for Health
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, lead, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (Benzene), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, nervous system/neurological health, birth defects/healthy development, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: This website is aimed at European residents who are concerned with air quality. The site is available in English, Italian and Swedish.


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Website: Law for the Ecological Age
Publisher: Science & Environmental Health Network
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, climate change, lead, mercury, metals, MTBE, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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EPA logoWebsite: Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

Health Issues: behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Lead Poisoning Prevention
Publisher: Multnomah County Health Department
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, cosmetics/fragrances, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), urological health

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Comments: Printable fact sheets and a health care provider toolkit are available.


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Website: Learning Disabilities Association of America
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Make No Bones about It: Environmental Contaminants Impact Bone Formation and the Immune System
Author: Haas A
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: metals (organotins), phthalates

Health Issues: immune system health, musculoskeletal health, obesity,

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Melanoma Skin Cancer
Publisher: Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine
Date: 2013
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: nuclear/radiation

Health Issues: cancer, skin health

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EPA logoWebsite: Mercury Releases and Spills
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), mercury, metals, water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: This website provides clean-up protocol for common, small mercury spills.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health
Publisher: Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, bisphenol A, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (lindane), toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (thyroid deficiencies), hearing functioning, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: Printable fact sheets on each of their campaigns are available.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Microwave News
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields, nuclear/radiation

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Moms and POPs Project
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: This site seeks to find ways that breastmilk monitoring and the sharing of information about toxic chemicals in breastmilk can be done in ways that do not discourage women from breastfeeding.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Moms Clean Air Force Resources
Publisher: Moms Clean Air Force
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, climate change, mercury, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, cancer, cardiovascular health, nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: A section of the website, which includes a blog, is available in Spanish.


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Website: National Center for Environmental Health
Publisher: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, asbestos, climate change, formaldehyde, lead, melamine, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, pesticides, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: The site contains a wealth of fact sheets, reports, and other materials.


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EPA logoWebsite: National Center for Environmental Research
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), climate change, nanotechnology, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies)

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Comments: This site lists funding opprortunities and results for researchers. Research topics may change year to year.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: National Healthy Nail Salon Alliance: Resources
Publisher: National Healthy Nail Salon Alliance
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), bisphenol A, chloroform, cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, mercury, parabens, pesticides (DDT), phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, death, digestive system health, eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This website contains links to numerous reports and factsheets about toxics associated with nail salons.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Natural Resources Defense Council
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: climate change, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, phthalates, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: NIEHS Resources
Publisher: National Insititute of Environmental Health Sciences
Target Audience: consumers, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This site includes booklets, factsheets, flyers, interviews, pamphlets, videos and websites for various grade levels and adults.


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Website: Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, eye health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, skin health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: OncologyStat
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: This website aggregates CME opportunities, journal publications, policy forums and other resouces on cancer.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Organic Food: Eating with a Conscience
Publisher: Beyond Pesticides
Target Audience: consumers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: This website evaluates the impacts on the environment and farmworkers of the toxic chemicals allowed for use on major food crops, grown domestically and internationally. a printable chart and brochure are also available.


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Website: PAN Pesticides Database
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network of North America
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, pesticides, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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Comments: This database has information on current toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Podcasts: Environmental Health Chat
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (outdoor), arsenic, lead, mercury, radon, solvents (TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others)

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Comments: Each episode highlights ways researchers work in partnership with community groups to understand and address environmental health issues.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Precautionary Policy Clearinghouse
Publisher: Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alkylphenols, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), food additives, lead, mercury, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: autism, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: This website contains links to US and international policy documents.


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TEDX logoWebsite: Prenatal Origins of Endocrine Disruption
Publisher: The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, dioxin, pesticides, phthalates, toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies)

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Comments: The site includes an extensive interactive timeline detailing criticals windows of fetal development and effects of low doses of endocrine-disrupting chemicals at different times. There is also a list of potential endocrine disruptors for download.


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Website: PVC: The Poison Plastic
Publisher: The Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: dioxin, mercury, metals, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health

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EPA logoWebsite: Quarterly SO2 Emissions Tracking
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (outdoor)

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: Video tutorials of interactive motion charts are available.


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EPA logoWebsite: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), lead

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others)

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Comments: Some related factsheets are available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Reproductive Health and the Environment
Publisher: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, electromagnetic fields, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, eye health, mental health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site provides a a collection of resources (academic and general) about how pollutants in our air, water, homes and general environment are affecting reproductive health.


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Website: Resources and Publications
Publisher: Canadian Institute of Child Health
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), climate change, pesticides, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: Resources are available in English and French. Resources include books, fact sheets, videos/DVDs, booklets, workbooks and other materials.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Safe Start For Kids
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, melamine, mercury, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, Teflon/PFOA, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Comments: This site provides parents with many recommendations about which products to look for and which to avoid.


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Website: Seafood Selector
Publisher: Environmental Defense Fund
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxics

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, water quality

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Website: Simple Steps
Publisher: National Resources Defense Council
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: May include any of the following: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, caffeine, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: May include any of the following: antibiotic resistance, autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), electrical sensitivity, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, Gulf War syndrome, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, multiple chemical sensitivity, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health, urological health

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Comments: The site includes an "Ask Dr. Gina" feature for visitors to pose questions.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Simple Steps: Home and Garden
Publisher: Natural Resource Defense Council
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This is an interactive website with simple solutions for reducing toxics exposure and energy consumption.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Smart Growth Online
Publisher: Smarth Growth Network
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), water quality

Health Issues: obesity

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Website: Specific Environmental Contaminants
Publisher: Canadian Cancer Society
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A (BPA), chlorine, cosmetics/fragrances, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (PBDEs), nuclear/radiation, pesticides, phthalates, Teflon/PFOA, toxics

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: This information is also available in French.


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EPA logoWebsite: Superfund
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2010
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor), aluminum, arsenic, asbestos, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), creosote, dioxin, lead, mercury, metal, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, chronic fatigue, death, digestive system health, eye health, hearing functioning, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health, urological health

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Comments: The website is available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Center for Health and the Global Environment
Publisher: Harvard Medical School
Date: 2007
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, climate change, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: Curricula, fact sheets and guides are available for download.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, cleaning products, dioxin, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: Currently, CHEJ runs four campaigns: BE SAFE, PVC: The Poison Plastic, Child Proofing Our Communities, and Green Flag Schools (see separate listings for these programs). The site includes guidance and assistance for groups who want to organize around local issues.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Center For School Mold Help
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, mold, pesticides, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health

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Website: The Children's Environmental Health Institute
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, parents,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site compiles resources in environmental health for medical and health professionals from the US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Children's Health Protection, the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others. It also has a section of resources for parents.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Green Flag Project
Publisher: The Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Target Audience: general public, parents, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cleaning products, lead, pesticides, solvents, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: disabilities (developmental), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: Useful information for school administrators and teachers


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Louisville Charter for Safer Chemicals
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs), lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (PERC), toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, death, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Luminary Project
Date: 2005
Target Audience: general public, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, mold, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: autism, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, eye health, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This website contains stories of nurses taking action on environmental health issues. The website is available in Spanish.


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Website: The Mercury Poisoning Project
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, metals, toxics

Health Issues: nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site focuses on the environmental health risks from mercury exposure primarily associated with its magico-religious and ethnomedical uses.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Teleosis Institute: Environmental Health Publications
Publisher: The Teleosis Institute
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, dental health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: Brochures are available to print and for bulk order.


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Website: Title 15, Chapter 53: Toxic Substances Control Act
Publisher: Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, lead, metals, radon, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Tox Town
Publisher: US National Library of Medicine
Target Audience: general public, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), dioxin, electromagnetic fields, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radon, solvents (Benzene, PERC), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, dental health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: This is also available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Toxic America
Publisher: CNN International
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), PVC plastic or vinyl, Teflon/PFOA, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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EPA logoWebsite: Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health (TEACH)
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, food additives, formaldehyde, manganese, mercury, metals, nitrates or nitrites, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DEET), phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs),PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), hearing functioning

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Comments: Many more health issues may be discussed on this website.


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Website: Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse
Target Audience: lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), lead, mercury, metals, toxics

Health Issues: (none specified)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Toxmap
Publisher: US National Library of Medicine
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alkylphenols, aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), creosote, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs), fluoride, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, MTBE, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (Benzene, PERC), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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Website: Toxmystery
Publisher: US National Library of Medicine
Target Audience: general public, parents, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, chlorine, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, radon, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site is intended for children and their parents, with a section of lesson plans and resources for teachers. It is also available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Toy Hazard Recalls
Publisher: US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, phthalates (DEHP and others)

Health Issues: death, digestive system health, respiratory system health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: UCSF PEHSU
Publisher: University of California, San Francisco
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, arsenic, bisphenol A, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), lead, mercury, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: asthma, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), nervous system/neurological health, pesticides (lindane), reproductive health, respiratory system health

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EPA logoWebsite: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children's Health Protection
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, asbestos, cleaning products, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site includes fact sheets, newsletter archives and information on grants and funding.


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Website: Washington Nuclear Museum and Educational Center
Publisher: Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: nuclear/radiation, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: blood health, cancer, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), urological health

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cover of the reportWebsite: WCRF/AICR Second Expert Report Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective
Publisher: World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, arsenic

Health Issues: cancer

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Comments: This is the most current and comprehensive analysis of the literature on diet, physical activity and cancer.


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EPA logoWebsite: What You Can Do to Protect Children from Environmental Risks
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), lead, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: (none specified)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Your Baby's Environment
Publisher: March of Dimes
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, bisphenol A, lead, mold, pesticides, phthalates, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, blood health, cancer, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), hearing functioning, radon, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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