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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

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

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consumer guide

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

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

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

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Comments: This is the third annual guide.


consumer guide

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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consumer guide

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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

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

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cover of the guideParent/Consumer/Practitioner Guide: 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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consumer guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


consumer guide

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

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

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

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


consumer guide

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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

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

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consumer guide

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

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

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

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


consumer guide

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

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

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

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consumer guide

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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

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

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consumer guide

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

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

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

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consumer guide

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

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

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

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consumer guide

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

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

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

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


database

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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database

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

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

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

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


database

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comments: A ChemIDplus Lite version is also available.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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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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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: 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: Endocrine News
Publisher: The Endocrine Society
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comments: A complete index of back issues is available.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health

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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

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

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


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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (indoor)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, aluminum, electromagnetic fields, food additives, lead, manganese, metals,persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cardiovascular health, death, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity

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cover of the reportReport: EWG's Guide to Safer Cell Phone Use: Cellphone Radiation Research
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

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

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Comments: An executive summary and low-radiation cell phone list are available, as well as the full report.


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cover of the reportReport: F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America
Author: Levi J, Vinter S, Richardson L, et al.
Publisher: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Trust for America's Health
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues:

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, urological health

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


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cover of the guideReport: Focusing on Children's Health: Community Approaches to Addressing Health Disparities: Workshop Summary
Author: Anderson K, Wizemann T
Publisher: National Academies Press
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, tobacco/nicotine

Health Issues: autism, cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes), mental health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, bisphenol A, cadmium, chloroform, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, MTBE, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, lindane), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: An executive summary and chemical list are available as well as the full report. Tables are updated frequently.


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cover of the reportReport: 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: 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: 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: 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: Preventing Disease through Healthy Environments: Towards an Estimate of the Environmental Burden of Disease
Author: Prüss-Üstün A, Corvalán C
Publisher: World Health Organization
Date: 2006
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), climate change, lead, metals, nuclear/radiation, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), eye health, hearing functioning, mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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


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WHO logoReport: Principles for Evaluating Health Risks in Children Associated with Exposure to Chemicals
Author: Louis G, Damstra T, Díaz-Barriga F, et al.
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization
Date: 2006
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, cleaning products, climate change, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs), fluoride, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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cover of the videoVideo: DECT Phone Affects the Heart
Author: Havas M, Marrongelle J
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, electrical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health

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EPA logoVideo: EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2011
Target Audience: general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, mercury

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

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Video: Public Exposure: DNA, Democracy, and the Wireless Revolution and Electromagnetic Radiation
Publisher: The Council on Wireless Technology Impacts
Date: 2006
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, electrical sensitivity, eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the videoVideo: Rapid Aging Syndrome
Author: Havas M
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields, nuclear/radiation

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes), hearing functioning, mental health, reproductive health, skin health

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scene from the videoVideo: The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers
Author: Ching C, Jones A, Terry-Cobo S
Publisher: Center for Investigative Reporting
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: water quality

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

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logo of the journalWebsite: The Researcher's Perspective Podcast Series
Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives
Target Audience: general public, researchers

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

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

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Comments: This site provides podcasts from environmental health science's foremost researchers as they discuss the motivation and vision behind their research as well as the implications for human health.


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Website: A Small Dose ofÖ
Author: Gilbert S
Publisher: Institute for Neurotoxicology and Neurological Health
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

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

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

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Comments: The website accompanies and expands on a book by the same author.


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Website: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

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

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

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Comments: Information is also available in Spanish.


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EPA logoWebsite: Aging Initiative
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: consumers, general public

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

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

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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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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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logo of the websiteWebsite: Childrenís 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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logo of the websiteWebsite: Climate Change and Children's Health
Publisher: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (outdoor), climate change, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, toxics, water quality

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

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Comments: The web page contains suggestions for climate protection and health for families and individuals.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Climate Change and Public Health
Publisher: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

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

Health Issues: cardiovascular health, death, digestive system health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site provides resources (webinars, PDFs, and PowerPoint files) to aid state agencies in preparing for the public health effects related to climate change.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, cadmium, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Publisher: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Target Audience: general public , parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, phthalates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), death, hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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logo of the videoWebsite: Donít Mess with Mercury
Publisher: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Date: 2013
Target Audience: students, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, eye health, hearing functioning, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health, skin health, urological health

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Comments: This brief online video is available in Spanish and English.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: 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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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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Website: EMFacts Consultancy
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, epidemiologists/public health

Environmental/Toxics Issues: electromagnetic fields

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cardiovascular health, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, hearing functioning, mental health, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, skin health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environment 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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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health
Publisher: US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, parents, researchers, students

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

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

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health and Toxicology Specialized Information Services
Publisher: US National Library of Medicine
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, electromagnetic fields, formaldehyde, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (Benzene), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health Coalition
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, cleaning products, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, toxics, water quality

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

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Comments: Resources are also available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health Network
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, caffeine, chlorine, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, parabens, perchlorate, perchloroethylene (PERC), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: This site compiles and organizes environmental health information.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health Policy Institute
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, researchers

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

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

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Comments: A new essay on a topic of interest is posted each month.


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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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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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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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website logoWebsite: Health & Environment Program
Publisher: National Environmental Education Foundation
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, climate change, electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: This site includes Children's Environmental Health Faculty Champions, Pediatric Asthma Initiative and Pesticides Initiative (Pediatric Environmental History Initiative is listed separately)


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Health and Environment Alliance
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), climate change, electromagnetic fields, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), mercury, pesticides, toxics

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

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Comments: HEAL is the leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Health Impact Assessment Clearinghouse Learning and Information Guide (HIA-CLIC)
Publisher: UCLA HIA Project, UCLA School of Public Health
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (outdoor), arsenic, lead, nitrates or nitrites, pesticides, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, endocrine health (including diabetes), hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site includes a database of HIAs done across the US with a summary of each HIA and links to background information on each health topic addressed in the HIA and the methods used. There are also links to technical assistance, grant funding, journal articles, training and relevant links to other websites.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Health Information Materials
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: This website includes fact sheets on a variety of environmental health topics; some are available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Health Literacy Missouri
Publisher: National Institute for Literacy
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, cadmium, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), cleaning products, climate change, DES, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: This site provides a collection of references to articles, books, websites and other materials on health literacy from major health databases and indexes, the Internet, and other sources.


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Website: HealthFinder
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

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

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

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Comments: HealthFinder is a searchable database of hand-picked resources from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. It also has a section for Spanish speakers.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy Food Action
Publisher: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Target Audience: health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, toxics

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, obesity

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Comments: Healthy Food Action provides both vital information and a mechanism for action for health professionals.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy House Institute
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, creosote, electromagnetic fields, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, mold, multiple chemical sensitivity, nanotechnology, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (Benzene, PERC), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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EPA logoWebsite: IAQ Tribal Partners Program
Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public

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

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, death, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Website: Know Your Air for Health
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, lead, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (Benzene), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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

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Comments: This website is aimed at European residents who are concerned with air quality. The site is available in English, Italian and Swedish.


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Website: Law for the Ecological Age
Publisher: Science & Environmental Health Network
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers, researchers

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

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

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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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logo of the websiteWebsite: Natural Resources Defense Council
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: climate change, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, phthalates, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, blood health, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Website: NIEHS Resources
Publisher: National Insititute of Environmental Health Sciences
Target Audience: consumers, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, toxics, water quality

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

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Comments: This site includes booklets, factsheets, flyers, interviews, pamphlets, videos and websites for various grade levels and adults.


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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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EPA logoWebsite: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public

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

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

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Comments: Some related factsheets are available in Spanish.


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Website: Simple Steps
Publisher: National Resources Defense Council
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

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

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

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Comments: The site includes an "Ask Dr. Gina" feature for visitors to pose questions.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Simple Steps: Home and Garden
Publisher: Natural Resource Defense Council
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: This is an interactive website with simple solutions for reducing toxics exposure and energy consumption.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: 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 Teleosis Institute: Environmental Health Publications
Publisher: The Teleosis Institute
Date: 2010
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism, cancer, cardiovascular health, death, dental health, endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health, urological health

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Comments: Brochures are available to print and for bulk order.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Tox Town
Publisher: US National Library of Medicine
Target Audience: general public, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chlorine, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), dioxin, electromagnetic fields, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radon, solvents (Benzene, PERC), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: This is also available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: UCSF PEHSU
Publisher: University of California, San Francisco
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, arsenic, bisphenol A, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), lead, mercury, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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