Enviro-Health Links

Selected links to Internet resources on toxicology and environmental health issues of recent special interest

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American Indian Health
An information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians in the United States
Arctic Health
An information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of our planet's northern-most inhabitants
Arsenic and Human Health
A chemical toxic to humans and found in some everyday places and things
Asian American Health Web Site
An information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of Asian Americans in the United States
Biological Warfare
Biological pathogens can be intentionally deployed to cause disease or death
California Wildfires
The California Wildfires web page includes information on the health effects from fires and exposure to smoke; links to air quality resources, environmental clean-up following fires, and animals in disasters.
Chemical Warfare
Chemical agents can be intentionally employed to cause toxic effects on humans, animals and plants
Children's Environmental Health Information Resources
Children exposed to environmental hazards often have greater exposure and health problems than adults
Dietary Supplements
Provides links to information on dietary supplements plus vitamins and minerals, as well as herbs, botanicals and other substances. It covers research, use, databases, and law and policy
Disaster Recovery and Environmental Health
Help in recovering from a disaster whether natural or manmade including guidelines for environmental cleanup.
Education, careers, and outreach in toxicology and environmental health
Environmental Justice Internet Guide
Affirms equal justice and protection under the law for all environmental statutes and regulations without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and /or socioeconomic status
Health Effects from the Collapse of the World Trade Center
Respiratory and other health consequences resulting from the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster
Hurricanes: Links to information about preparedness, recovery, and environmental health
Information on hurricane recovery, cleanup, and handling hazardous substances
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma: Impact on environmental health
Links to information about the impact of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma on environmental health
Indoor Air Pollution
There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home including cleaning and maintenance products, building materials, tobacco smoke, mold, and poor ventilation
Keeping the Artist Safe: Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials
Artists, craftspeople, and hobbyists use potentially hazardous substances. Learn more about the hazards and how to protect yourself from unnecessary exposures.
Lead and Human Health
People can be exposed to lead not only through the air, but also through accidentally or intentionally eating soil or paint chips, as well as food or water contaminated with lead
Mercury and Human Health
Mercury's effects on health are a common concern. Includes links to sites about mercury reduction, occupational exposure, compact fluorescent light bulbs, mercury in health care, and regulations and state legislation.
Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information
Resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care.
Outdoor Air Pollution
Many studies have shown links between pollution and health, affecting vulnerable populations like the elderly and children
Pesticide Exposure
Acute or chronic exposure to pesticides can cause life-threatening illnesses. Learn more about these common chemicals.
Public Health Preparedness for Mass Gatherings
Resources on public health aspects of mass gatherings, including preparedness and disease outbreak surveillance.
Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
This page provides links to web sites featuring emergency preparedness for special populations including people with disabilities, people with visual or hearing impairments, senior citizens, children, and women. Also includes links to information in languages other than English.
TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Coal Ash Spill, December 2008
Resources on the December 2008 TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Fly Ash Release, including the potential effects of fly ash exposure on human health
Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms and occur most frequently in spring. These selected links take you to resources on environmental concerns during tornado cleanup and preparing for and recovering from tornadoes.
Tox Web Links
Selected links to toxicology and environmental health web sites
A new scientific discipline that combines the emerging technologies of genomics and bioinformatics to identify and characterize mechanisms of action of known and suspected hazardous substances.
West Nile Virus: Pesticides Used for Mosquito Control
Health effects of the pesticides used to control the West Nile Virus

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Last updated: 12 January 2009
First published: 26 May 2005
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