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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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: 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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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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