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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

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

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


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

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

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

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


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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consumer guide

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

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

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

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


consumer guide

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

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

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

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Comments: Some fact sheets are available in Spanish.


consumer guide

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

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

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

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consumer guide

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

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

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

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


consumer guide

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

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

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

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


consumer guide

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

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

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

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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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consumer guide

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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

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

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


consumer guide

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

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

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

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consumer guide

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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: metals, pesticides, water quality

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

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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.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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logo of the websiteDatabase: Chemical 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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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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DRC logoDatabase: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
Publisher: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
Target Audience: researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none specified)

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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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journal article

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comments: A complete index of back issues is available.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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cover of the 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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Report: Green Chemistry: Cornerstone to a Sustainable California
Author: Wilson M, Schwarzman M, Malloy T, et al.
Publisher: The Centers for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of California
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), solvents, toxics

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

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cover of the reportReport: Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care: A Snapshot of Chemicals in Doctors and Nurses
Author: Wilding R, Curtis K, Welker-Hood K
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date: 2009
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, bisphenol A, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), mercury, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, Teflon/PFOA, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, autism, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, cardiovascular health, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: An executive summary and resource appendix are included.


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cover of the reportReport: Household Hazards: Potential Hazards of Home Cleaning Products
Author: Gorman A
Publisher: Women's Voices for the Earth
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: cleaning products, phthalates, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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cover of the reportReport: In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development
Author: Schettler T, Stein J, Reich F, Valenti M
Publisher: Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
Date: 2001
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: dioxin, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

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

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Comments: The complete report can be downloaded or ordered from Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility.


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CDC logoReport: Key Findings: Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in US Children, 1997–2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: (none listed)

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

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Comments: This study determined the prevalence of developmental disabilities in US children and in selected populations for a 12-year period.


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cover of the reportReport: Maine Compact Fluorescent Lamp Breakage Study Report
Publisher: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents, researchers

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

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

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Comments: The goal of this study was to collect data to support or revise an existing cleanup guidance for the breakage of a single CFL. The issue of primary concern was mercury exposure and mercury contamination.


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cover of the reportReport: Options for State Chemicals Policy Reform: A Resource Guide
Author: Denison R, Foss-Hansen S, Geiser K, Kyle A, Massey R, McPherson A, Rejeski D, Rossi M, Tickner J
Publisher: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachussettes Lowell
Date: 2008
Target Audience: lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Report: Our Children at Risk
Author: Mott L, Fore D, Curtis J, Solomon G
Publisher: Natural Resources Defense Council
Date: 1997
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Teflon/PFOA, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, respiratory system health (including asthma), sudden infant death syndrome

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cover of the reportReport: Pesticide Exposure in Children
Author: Council on Environmental Health
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Date: 2012
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides (lindane, etc.)

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

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Comments: This statement presents the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics on pesticides. Also see the accompanying techinical report: Pesticide Exposure in Children


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cover of the reportReport: Pollution in People Report
Author: Hackenmiller-Paradis, R
Publisher: Oregon Environmental Council
Date: 2007
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Teflon/PFOA, toxics

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

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Comments: In 2007, ten Oregon women and men volunteered to have their bodies tested in a study of chemical pollution in people. This report summarizes the findings of those tests.


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cover of the reportReport: Presumption of Safety: Limits of Federal Policies on Toxic Substances in Consumer Products
Author: Tickner J, Torrie Y
Publisher: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachussettes Lowell
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: asbestos, cadmium, cleaning products, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, phthalates, toxics

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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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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Report: Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author: Gilbert SG
Publisher: Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Date: 2008
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, arsenic, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, lead, manganese, mercury, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics

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

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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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cover of the reportReport: Sick Schools 2009: America's Continuing Environmental Health Crisis for Children
Publisher: Healthy Schools Network Inc.
Date: 2009
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, manganese, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, birth defects/healthy development, blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This provides a state-by-state report on the health of schools and students.


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cover of the reportReport: Strengthening Toxic Chemical Risk Assessments to Protect Human Health
Author: Janssen S, Sass J, Schettler T, Solomon G.
Publisher: Natural Resources Defense Council
Date: 2012
Target Audience:

Environmental/Toxics Issues: chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), lead, mercury, pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), toxics

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

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Comments: The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) issued three groundbreaking reports over the past few years, but their major recommendations—that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as other government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should make several changes to strengthen their toxic chemical risk assessments—have not been heeded. In this paper, the authors make the case that federal agencies should immediately begin to incorporate these changes into their assessments.


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cover of the reportReport: That’s a Killer Look: A Study of Chemicals in Personal Care Products
Publisher: Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

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

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health, immune system health (including allergies), nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health

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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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logo of the websiteVideo: 10 Americans
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Date: 2008
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, lead, mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: This video provides a three-part presentation about the analysis of chemical contaminants in umbilical cord blood.


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logo of the websiteVideo: A Wake-Up Story
Publisher: Healthy Child Healthy World
Date: 2013
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, aspartame, bisphenol A, cosmetics/fragrances, food additives, formaldehyde, nitrates or nitrites, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides, phthalates, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics

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

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Comments: This is an introductory video outlining the mission of Healthy Child Healthy World.


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CPCHE logoVideo: Creating Healthy Home Environments for Kids: Top 5 Tips
Publisher: Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Date: 2012
Target Audience: consumers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cleaning products, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, mercury, phthalates, PVC plastic or vinyl, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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

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cover of the videoVideo: Environmentally Sick Schools
Author: Rapp DJ
Publisher: Practical Allergy Research Foundation
Date: 1995
Target Audience: parents

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

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

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cover of the videoVideo: The Disappearing Male
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Doc Zone, Red Apple Entertainment
Date: 2008
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, food additives, mercury, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics

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

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Comments: The full documentary is available for download.


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cover of the videoVideo: The Story of Cosmetics
Author: Leonard A
Publisher: The Story of Stuff Project and Free Range Studios, with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public

Environmental/Toxics Issues: toxics

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the websiteVideo: Toxic Chemicals Lobby: Exclusive Leaked Footage
Publisher: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, phthalates, solvents (TCE), Teflon/PFOA

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

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Comments: This cartoon spoofs the toxic chemicals lobby.


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cover of the videoVideo: Trade Secrets
Author: Moyers B
Publisher: PBS Production, Films for the Humanities
Date: 2001
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality, benzene, chlorine, dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), musculoskeletal health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Comments: Information is also available in Spanish.


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Website: Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, pesticides, phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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

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Comments: AHT is a coalition of citizens, scientists, health professionals, workers and educators seeking preventive action on toxic hazards. The website is frequently updated with new reports and advocacy issues. The site may contain information about environmental and/or health issues that have not been indexed in this database.


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Website: Alliance for Healthy Homes
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

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

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

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Comments: AHH is a national nonprofit, public interest organization working to prevent and eliminate hazards in our homes that can harm the health of children, families and other residents. The website has a wealth of resources for homeowners and advocates.


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EPA logoWebsite: America's Children and the Environment
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, lawmakers, parents, researchers

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

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

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Comments: This website is intended to convey information about trends in children’s environmental health in the United States.


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Website: BCEAC Library
Publisher: Berks County Environmental Advisory Council
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

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

Health Issues: cancer, cardiovascular health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This online library is a clearinghouse of brochures, reports and other documents from a variety of state and federal government agencies and other groups.


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Website: Be Safe
Publisher: The Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, dioxin, lead, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Beyond Pesticides
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: pesticides, toxics

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

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Comments: This site includes a Pesticides Gateway with information on hazards and safe pest management, fact sheets and more for those who want to reduce their use of pesticides at home, at work and at school.


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EPA logoWebsite: Brochures and Fact Sheets
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency Child and Aging Health Protection Division
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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OEHHA logoWebsite: California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, cadmium, chlorine, chloroform, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), creosote, DES, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, PCBs, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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

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Comments: This site includes a full list of chemicals listed under Proposition 65: Chemicals as Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity.


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Website: California Safe Schools
Target Audience: consumers, general public, lawmakers, parents, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, metals, pesticides, toxics

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

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Comments: This site includes information for parents, a policy statement for lawmakers and citizens, and a section for children.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Date: 2008
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, bisphenol A, chromium, cosmetics/fragrances, flame retardants, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, nanotechnology, paraben, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), toxics, water quality

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

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Comments: Information is available about pending legislation and public campaigns.


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Website: Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: chlorine, climate change, lead, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

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

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Comments: This site is created to educate physicians, prepare spokespersons and advocate certain positions or courses of action.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: CHE Consensus Statements
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), climate change, creosote, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, manganese, mercury, metals, nitrates or nitrites, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides (DDT, lindane, etc.), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: This webpage lists consensus statements from the Collaborative on Health and the Environment and other organizations.


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CHEM Trust logoWebsite: CHEM Trust
Target Audience: general public, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, alkylphenols, bisphenol A, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs, PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, nuclear/radiation, parabens, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, lindane), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan

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

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Children’s Environmental Health Program
Publisher: The Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), ammonia, chlorine, cleaning products, dioxin, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: Printable version of PVC-Free Schools fact-sheets and Safe School Siting Toolkit available


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CDC logoWebsite: Children's Environmental Health
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2012
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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website logoWebsite: Children's Environmental Health Network
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, general public, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, climate change, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, pesticides, radon, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: The site has training manuals for health care providers and child-care providers and policy statements for lawmakers.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Commonweal
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, flame retardants (PBDEs), mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs) , persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates, toxics

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

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AAP logoWebsite: Council on Environmental Health
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), fluoride, lead, mercury, mold, nitrates or nitrites, nuclear/radiation, perchlorate, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, death, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), mental health, nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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Comments: The site links to the AAP Policy Statements authored by COEH.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: e.hormone
Publisher: Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, cadmium, DES, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, manganese, mercury, mold, nanotechnology, pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

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

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Easy Tips for Keeping an Eco-Healthy Home
Publisher: Oregon Environmental Council
Target Audience: consumers, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, chlorine, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, mold, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents (benzene), tobacco/nicotine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Comments: A variety of checklists, fact sheets, and other guides available for download.


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Website: Environmental Health
Publisher: Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
Date: 2005
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, cadmium, cleaning products, dioxin, food additives, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others)

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Comments: This site includes position statements, articles, reports, links and other resources.


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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 Coalition
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

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

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

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Comments: Resources are also available in Spanish.


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Website: Environmental Health Initiative
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, ammonia, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), lead, manganese, metals, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, tobacco/nicotine

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

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Comments: The site includes fact sheets, presentations, books and other resources for consumers, family and health care providers.The EHI also regularly hosts teleconferences for environmental health professionals and advocates.


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

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

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

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Comments: This site compiles and organizes environmental health information.


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

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

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

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


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Website: Environmental Health Project
Publisher: National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, DES, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, metals, mold, perchlorate, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics

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

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Comments: The site includes fact sheets, research articles, recorded teleconferences and other resources.


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logo of the 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: For Parents
Publisher: Children's Environmental Health Institute
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others), radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, water quality

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

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Comments: Some resources are available in Spanish


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Green Home: Home Health
Publisher: Sierra Club
Date: 2009
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, bisphenol A, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, electromagnetic fields, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nanotechnology, perchloroethylene (PERC), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, triclosan/antimicrobials, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: antibiotic resistance, behavior problems, birth defects/healthy development, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), eye health, immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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website logoWebsite: Green Purchasing Tool Kit
Publisher: Be Safe Campaign for Precautionary Action; The Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cleaning products, dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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

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Comments: This website details the process for establishing Green Purchasing policies for states and municipalities.


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

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

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

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


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website logoWebsite: Health Care Without Harm
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), dioxin, lead, mercury, metals, phthalates (DEHP and others), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: birth defects/healthy development, cancer, chronic fatigue, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), immune system health (including allergies), musculoskeletal health (including osteoporosis), nervous system/neurological health, obesity, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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website logoWebsite: Health Care Without Harm Downloadable Documents
Publisher: Health Care Without Harm
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cadmium, chromium or chromium copper arsenate (CCA), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), mercury, metals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including thyroid deficiencies), immune system health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Health 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 Child Healthy World
Target Audience: consumers, environmental justice advocates, general public, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alkylphenols, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos, aspartame, bisphenol A, cadmium, chlorine, creosote, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), fluoride, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, MTBE, nitrates or nitrites, parabens, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT, DEET), phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), radon, solvents (Benzene, PERC), tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

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

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Website: Healthy Children Project
Publisher: Learning Disabilities Association of America
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents,

Environmental/Toxics Issues: alcohol, dioxin, lead, flame retardants (PBDEs), mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, solvents, toxics

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

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

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

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

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Website: International Conference on Fetal Programming and Developmental Toxicity
Publisher: The Nordic Council
Date: 2007
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alcohol, arsenic, bisphenol A, dioxin, lead, manganese, mercury, metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), solvents. tobacco/nicotine, toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, blood health, cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies), hearing functioning, immune system health (including allergies), reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site includes all abstracts and some speaker slides and posters from the May 2007 conference in the Faroe Islands.


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

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

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

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EPA logoWebsite: Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead

Health Issues: behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Lead Poisoning Prevention
Publisher: Multnomah County Health Department
Date: 2009
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: lead, cosmetics/fragrances, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), urological health

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Comments: Printable fact sheets and a health care provider toolkit are available.


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Website: Learning Disabilities Association of America
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

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

Health Issues: behavior problems, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (including diabetes and thyroid deficiencies)

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logo of the websiteWebsite: Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health
Publisher: Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health
Target Audience: general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, bisphenol A, flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, mercury, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (lindane), toxics

Health Issues: behavior problems, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), endocrine health (thyroid deficiencies), hearing functioning, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), urological health

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Comments: Printable fact sheets on each of their campaigns are available.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: 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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logo of the websiteWebsite: Podcasts: Environmental Health Chat
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (outdoor), arsenic, lead, mercury, radon, solvents (TCE, etc.), toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others)

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Comments: Each episode highlights ways researchers work in partnership with community groups to understand and address environmental health issues.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Precautionary Policy Clearinghouse
Publisher: Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), alkylphenols, arsenic, asbestos, bisphenol A, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), cleaning products, climate change, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), food additives, lead, mercury, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DDT), pharmaceuticals, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

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

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Comments: This website contains links to US and international policy documents.


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

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

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

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Comments: Some related factsheets are available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Reproductive Health and the Environment
Publisher: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, electromagnetic fields, food additives, lead, mercury, metals, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, solvents (benzene, toluene, TCE, etc.), Teflon/PFOA, toxics, water quality

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

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Comments: This site provides a a collection of resources (academic and general) about how pollutants in our air, water, homes and general environment are affecting reproductive health.


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Website: Seafood Selector
Publisher: Environmental Defense Fund
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: mercury, metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxics

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, cleaning products, dioxin, mercury, metals, mold, pesticides, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, toxics, water quality

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

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Comments: Currently, CHEJ runs four campaigns: BE SAFE, PVC: The Poison Plastic, Child Proofing Our Communities, and Green Flag Schools (see separate listings for these programs). The site includes guidance and assistance for groups who want to organize around local issues.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Center For School Mold Help
Target Audience: environmental justice advocates, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, mold, pesticides, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Health Issues: autism/Asperger, cancer, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), immune system health (including allergies), multiple chemical sensitivity, nervous system/neurological health, reproductive health, respiratory system health (including asthma), seizures, skin health

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Website: The Children's Environmental Health Institute
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, health care providers, parents,

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

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

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Comments: This site compiles resources in environmental health for medical and health professionals from the US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Children's Health Protection, the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others. It also has a section of resources for parents.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Green Flag Project
Publisher: The Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Target Audience: general public, parents, students

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), cleaning products, lead, pesticides, solvents, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: disabilities (developmental), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: Useful information for school administrators and teachers


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The Luminary Project
Date: 2005
Target Audience: general public, health care providers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, mold, perfluorocarbons (PFCs), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides (DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVC plastic or vinyl, radon, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

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

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Comments: This website contains stories of nurses taking action on environmental health issues. The website is available in Spanish.


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

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

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

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Comments: This is also available in Spanish.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Toxic America
Publisher: CNN International
Date: 2010
Target Audience: consumers, general public, parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), bisphenol A, cleaning products, cosmetics/fragrances, dioxin, endocrine disruptors (EDCs), flame retardants (BFRs or PBDEs), food additives, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, pesticides (DDT, DEET, lindane, etc.), pharmaceuticals, phthalates (DEHP and others), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), PVC plastic or vinyl, Teflon/PFOA, toxics, water quality

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

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EPA logoWebsite: Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health (TEACH)
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Target Audience: epidemiologists/public health, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: arsenic, food additives, formaldehyde, manganese, mercury, metals, nitrates or nitrites, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides (DEET), phthalates (DEHP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs),PVC plastic or vinyl, solvents, toxics

Health Issues: disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), hearing functioning

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Comments: Many more health issues may be discussed on this website.


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

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

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

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EPA logoWebsite: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children's Health Protection
Target Audience: consumers, epidemiologists/public health, general public, health care providers, lawmakers, parents, researchers

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), arsenic, asbestos, cleaning products, dioxin, flame retardants (PBDEs), formaldehyde, lead, mercury, metals, mold, nuclear/radiation, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radon, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water quality

Health Issues: cancer, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), respiratory system health (including asthma)

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Comments: This site includes fact sheets, newsletter archives and information on grants and funding.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Your Baby's Environment
Publisher: March of Dimes
Target Audience: parents

Environmental/Toxics Issues: air quality (including indoor and outdoor), asbestos, bisphenol A, lead, mold, pesticides, phthalates, solvents, tobacco/nicotine, toxics, water quality

Health Issues: behavior problems, blood health, cancer, death, digestive system health, disabilities (including learning, developmental and others), hearing functioning, radon, respiratory system health (including asthma), skin health

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