and Human Health(http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/arsenicandhumanhealth.html)
A compilation of links to national and international web sites
concerning arsenic. Information ranges from policies and regulations
to data and research literature. A limited amount of information
is available in Spanish.
Public-oriented site explaining what asbestos is, its health effects,
usage in public buildings and homes and a searchable database of
in Your Home(http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/ashome.html)
US EPA site dedicated to helping the public understand what asbestos
is, its health effects and what to do about it.
20 Hazardous Substances(http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/cxcx3.html)
The government’s list of the top twenty substances commonly
found at waste sites that are determined to pose the most significant
potential threat to human health due to their known or suspected
toxicity and potential for human exposure.
Toxmap uses interactive mapping software to help users explore the geographic distribution of TRI chemical releases, their amounts, and trends over time. TOXMAP helps users create nationwide or local area maps showing where TRI chemicals are released on-site into the air, water, and ground. Maps also show locations of Superfund sites on the National Priority List (NPL), listing all chemical contaminants present at these sites. Users can search the system by chemical name, chemical name fragment, and/or location (such as city, state, or zip code).
ToxMystery(http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov) The National Library of Medicine's new interactive learning site is designed to help children age 7 to 10 find clues about toxic substances that can lurk in the home. ToxMystery provides a fun, game-like experience, while teaching important lessons about potential environmental health hazards. Teacher plans and classroom activities are included. ToxMystery is available in Spanish, including all lesson plans.
An interactive guide to toxic chemicals and environmental health
risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.
A consumer organization dedicated to informing the public about
DES and helping DES-exposed individuals. Besides a quarterly newsletter, DES Action Voice, the group provides a physician and attorney
A network for women with clear cell cancer. Provides a forum for
information exchange, education, and mutual support. Includes a
good list of helpful resources.
Proceedings from a 1999 government-sponsored conference that examined
the history of DES problems, past and current research, and recommendations
for addressing current and future needs.
Published by the CDC, this Web site has sections geared towards
consumers (DES self-assessment, understanding its impact on health)
and healthcare providers (pharmacology, managing DES patients, etc).
in the Workplace(http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emf2.html)
A fact sheet from the National Institute of Occupational Safety
and Health (NIOSH) explaining the hazards of exposure to electromagnetic
fields in the work environment.
Substantive information on biological and health effects of electric
and magnetic fields (EMFs). The EMF Primer introduces EMF,
reviews health and biological effects studies, looks at EMF in the
environment and lists sources of further information.
A database of more than 6,000 household products identifying key
chemical ingredients and any acute or chronic health effects.
Lead Poisoning Prevention Site(http://www.cep.unc.edu/erp/outreach_lead.html)
Compiled list of Internet resources on testing for lead, identifying
lead in the home and in water, reducing lead exposure, etc.
Lead and Environmental Health(http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/lead.html)
A compilation of links to web sites on lead that provide an overview
of the problem, glossaries and dictionaries, data and research,
and literatures sources. Spanish language materials are also available.
NIEHS Lead Resources(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/lead/index.cfm)
NIEHS consumer education about lead in the environment
Poisoning: Fact Sheet Library(http://www.nsc.org/resources/Factsheets/environment/lead_poisoning.aspx)
National Safety Council fact sheet on prevalence of lead exposure,
known health effects, testing for lead in the home and reducing
Action Network North America(http://www.panna.org/)
Seeks to reduce the use of pesticides through more economically
viable alternatives. Publishes reports on pesticide use, health
effects, occupational safety, etc. Also offers a
Pesticide Database(http://www.pesticideinfo.org) that allows you to search by chemical or
A new web page that addresses the relationship between pesticides and human health has been added to the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Enviro-Health Links. The page provides links to selected websites on pesticide exposure, as well as on the treatment and prevention of pesticide poisoning.
Association of Poison Control Centers(http://www.aapcc.org/)
Network of poison control centers designed to disseminate useful
information on poison prevention and poisoning statistics. In case
of a poison emergency, call (800) 222-1222.