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Asbestos Facts  External Link

Answers to questions about asbestos -- its sources and health effects, the problems associated with those health effects, and the available solutions.... Details >

American Lung Association  External Link

Controlling the Spread of Infections in Evacuation Centers: Facts for Residents About Diseases that Cause Diarrhea and/or Vomiting

This fact sheet discusses diseases that cause diarrhea with or without vomiting and looks at what to do if sick with diarrhea and/or vomiting. The fact sheet also provides tips on how to prevent getti... Details >

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Environmental Health Program   External Link

This page talks about how the health program works, protecting human health by minimizing exposure to air pollutants and toxic chemicals, and by curtailing overuse of antibiotics in agriculture to hel... Details >

Environmental Defense  External Link

Hazards of Do lt Yourself Removal of Lead-Based Paint: Safety Alert

There is no completely safe method for do-it-yourself removal of lead-based paint, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Each of the paint-removal methods - sandpaper, scrapers, ch... Details >

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Search the IRIS data base for current information about the adverse health effects to humans that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment.... Details >

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Radioactive Waste

This site is maintained by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and provides information about high- and low-level radioactive waste disposals. Links also to other hazardous waste information.... Details >

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Safety For Older Consumers Home Safety Checklist

Each year, many older Americans are injured in and around their homes. Seniors and family members can use this checklist to spot possible safety problems which may be present in your home.... Details >

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission