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Agencies and Associations

 

Federal

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). - ATSDR is directed by congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect of hazardous substances in the environment on public health. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, and education and training concerning hazardous substances. This site has links to numerous resources on hazardous chemicals and hazardous waste sites.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - The mission of the EPA is to protect human health by safeguarding the natural environment. The site has numerous consumer and technical resources on all aspects of the environment.
  • National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - NCEH provides national leadership, through science and service, that promotes health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases, birth defects, disabilities, or deaths that result from interactions between people and their environment. This site includes information on air pollution, asthma, lead poisoning prevention and environmental public health tracking, in addition to more general environmental health issues.
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH's objectives include to conduct research to reduce work-related illnesses and injuries; to promote safe and healthy workplaces through interventions, recommendations and capacity building; and to enhance global workplace safety and health through international collaborations.
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) - NIEHS focuses on understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease through basic science, disease-oriented research, global environmental health, and multidisciplinary training for researchers, and hosts the National Toxicology Program (NTP). This site has a variety of consumer and technical resources on environmental health issues, including those focused on children, community outreach, and environmental justice.

 

International

 

Professional and Research

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.
  • Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) - AOEC's goal is to facilitate the prevention and treatment of occupation and environmental illnesses and injuries through collaborative reporting, information sharing, and investigation of health problems. This site offers a resource library, epidemiology tools, and training information. AOEC also coordinates the national network of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs).
  • Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) - (National Academies)  - The Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) is the National Academies' principal study unit for environmental pollution problems affecting human health, human impacts on the environment, and the assessment and management of related risks to human health and the environment.
  • Collaborative on Health and the Environment - The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is a diverse partnership of individuals and organizations working collectively to advance knowledge and effective action to address growing concerns about the links between human health and environmental factors.
  • Health Effects Institute - (Health Effects Institute (HEI))  - This site provides information on funding for research related to the health effects of air pollution, published reports and summaries of research, and information about the annual conference.
  • National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) - The mission of the National Environmental Health Association is to advance the environmental health and protection professional through credentialing, the Annual Educational Conference, and technical workshops. The association publishes the Journal of Environmental Health and books on environmental health issues.

 

 

 

Children's Environmental Health

 

 

  • America's Children and the Environment (ACE) - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - Provides access to quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of mothers and children; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors.
  • Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) - CEHN is a national multidisciplinary project dedicated to protect the fetus and the child from environmental hazards and promote a healthy environment. This site provides an overview of children's environmental health issues, a Training Manual on Pediatric Environmental Health, and a resource guide of related programs, projects and organizations.
  • Children's Environmental Health Program - (National Safety Council (NSC))  - This site provides information on a variety of outreach and educational activities on children's environmental health issues including sun safety, asthma, and mobile source emissions.
  • Children's Environmental Health Project - (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE))  - Describes the activities of the Children's Environmental Health Project and contains several reports and articles on children's environmental health issues. Content includes respiratory health, neurobehavioral development, cancer and immune functioning, dermatological health, reproductive health, and prevention.
  • Children's Health - (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR))  - This site provides summaries of ATSDR child health programs, such as the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units, as well as links to Toxicology Profiles and Public Health Assessments.
  • Children's Health Protection - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - This site contains information on environmental factors in childhood cancers, developmental and neurological programs, and health effects of pesticides, metals and other hazardous substances. The site also focuses on current EPA activities in these areas on the local, state, federal, and international levels.
  • Committee on Environmental Health - (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP))  - The AAP's Committee on Environmental Health focuses on issues relating to environmental health and toxic exposures. This site contains policy statements made by this Committee including environmental tobacco smoke, blood lead level, and respiratory hazards for infants and children.
  • Institute for Children's Environmental Health (ICEH) - ICEH is a nonprofit educational organization working to ensure a healthy, just and sustainable future for all children. ICEH's primary mission is to foster collaborative initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate environmental exposures that can undermine the health of current and future generations. The website provides information about the Learning and Developmental Disability Initiative, the Partnership for Children's Health and the Environment, and the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.
  • National Children's Study - The National Children's Study will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of more than 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21. The goal of the study is to improve the health and well-being of children.
  • National Environmental Education Foundation - (Pediatric Asthma Initiative ) - (National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF))  - The Pediatric Asthma Initiative serves to integrate environmental management of asthma into pediatric medical and nursing education and practice through our "Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma: Guidelines for Health Care Providers" and other pediatric asthma resources
  • WHO Children's Environmental Health - (World Health Organization (WHO))  - This Web site contains WHO's work on children's environmental health, including National profiles, children's environmental health indicators, capacity building, and collaborative research efforts. The site also provides access to publications, statistics, and fact sheets on children's environmental health.

 

 

 

 

Hazardous Substances

 

 

 

Dioxins

  • Dioxins - (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS))  - Health and research information on dioxins.
  • Dioxins and Furans - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - Information about dioxins and dioxin-like compounds.
  • ToxFAQs for Dioxins - (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR))  - Fact sheet that answers the most frequently asked health questions about dioxins.

 

 

Lead

  • Alliance for Healthy Homes: Protecting Children from Lead and Other Environmental Health Hazards - The Alliance is a national public interest organization that seeks to protect children from lead and other environmental health hazards in and around their homes by advocating for policy solutions and building capacity for primary prevention in communities throughout the US and around the world. This site contains a number of resources including a newsletter, and publications on prevention strategies. Some publications are available full-text on the web, others must be ordered.
  • CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - This site provides links to CDC resources and activities on lead poisoning prevention including surveillance data, policy and legislation resources, guidelines and recommendations, and training programs.
  • Enviro-Health Links - Lead and Human Health - (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)  - Provides links to information resources on lead and human health including glossaries, dictionaries, data, research, books, law and policy, and searches from the National Library of Medicine.
  • FDA - Lead - (Food and Drug Administration (FDA) U.S.)  - Survey data and guidance reports on lead in consumer products including vitamins, wine, and candy.
  • Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - This site contains links to many EPA resources on lead including lead in drinking water, sources of lead, and eliminating lead poisoning.
  • Lead Poisoning - (National Safety Council (NSC))  - Provides information about environmental sources of lead and resources to prevent lead poisoning.
  • MedlinePlus - Lead Poisoning - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - This site contains links to consumer health resources on lead poisoning.
  • Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control - (Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) U.S.)  - The mission of the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control is to eliminate lead-based paint hazards and other housing-related threats to children's health and safety in low-income privately owned homes.
  • Toxicological Profile for Lead - (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR))  - Characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects of lead.

 

 

Mercury

  • Enviro-Health Links - Mercury and Human Health - (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)  - This page includes links to sites about mercury reduction, occupational exposure, compact fluorescent light bulbs, mercury in health care, regulations and state legislation, and preformed TOXLINE and MEDLINE/PubMed searches.
  • MedlinePlus - Mercury - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - This site contains links to consumer health resources on mercury.
  • Mercury - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - This site contains consumer and technical information on mercury.
  • ToxFAQs for Mercury - (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR))  - Fact sheet that answers the most frequently asked health questions about mercury. 

 

 

Mold

  • The Facts About Mold - (American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA))  - Basic facts about mold for consumers and professionals including the health effects of exposure to mold, testing for mold in homes and buildings, and mold remediation.
  • Mold - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - Provides basic facts about mold and links to resources that provide information on cleanup and remediation of mold.
  • Mold Resources - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - Contains an introduction to molds; basic mold cleanup; ten things you should know about mold; asthma and mold; floods/flooding; health and mold; homes and mold; indoor air regulations and mold; large buildings and mold; schools and mold and indoor air quality; and other mold-related resources and links.

 

 

Pesticides

  • Enviro-Health Links – Pesticide Exposure - (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)  - Provides links to selected web sites on pesticide exposure, as well as on the treatment and prevention of pesticide poisoning.
  • MedlinePlus - Pesticides - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - This site contains links to a variety of consumer health resources on pesticides.
  • National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) - NPIC is a cooperative effort of Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.A toll-free telephone service provides pesticide information to callers from the United States, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands. The service provides objective, science-based information about a wide variety of pesticide-related subjects, including pesticide products, recognition and management of pesticide poisoning, toxicology, and environmental chemistry.
  • Pesticides - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - This site contains consumer and technical information on pesticides including health effects, pesticide registration, and integrated pest management.

 

Air

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  • Air Quality - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works to identify and measure exposure to hazards in air and to prevent health effects related to those hazards. This site provides links to health issues related to air quality such as asthma and carbon monoxide poisoning and to information on indoor air quality hazards such as asbestos and mold.
  • Air Quality Program - (National Safety Council (NSC))  - Resources for outreach and education activities on air quality issues.
  • EPA Air - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - The goal of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to have clean air to breathe for this generation and those to follow. This site provides links to EPA Air subtopics including air pollutants, air quality, indoor air pollution and mobile sources of air pollution.
  • Health Effects Institute - (Health Effects Institute (HEI))  - This site provides information on funding for research related to the health effects of air pollution, published reports and summaries of research, and information about the annual conference.

 

 

Indoor Air

  • Enviro-Health Links - Indoor Air Pollution - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - Provides links to information resources on the many sources of indoor air pollution found in homes and other buildings including cleaning and maintenance products, building materials, tobacco smoke, mold, and poor ventilation.
  • Indoor Air Pollution - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - Sources of indoor air pollution include oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products, and building materials and furnishings such as asbestos-containing insulation, damp carpets, household cleaning products, and lead-based paints. Through its Indoor Environments Division, the EPA provides hotlines, publications, outreach and other initiatives to improve the quality of air in our homes, schools and offices.
  • Indoor Air Program - (National Safety Council (NSC))  - Fact sheets and educational materials on indoor air quality problems and pollutants including asbestos, carbon monoxide, combustion appliances, environmental tobacco smoke, formaldehyde, lead, pesticides, radon, and sick building syndrome.
  • Indoor Air Quality Publications - (Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) U.S.)  - This site provides links to information resources on indoor air pollutants and hazards, including paint strippers, combustion appliances, asbestos, formaldehyde, lead, cadmium, and carbon monoxide.
  • Indoor Air Quality State Map - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - Links to indoor air quality information offices or programs that handle indoor air-related health inquiries for each state in the United States.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality - (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC (NIOSH))  - Practical guidance on how to prevent and solve indoor environment problems including sick building syndrome and how to manage buildings for good indoor environmental quality.

 

 

Outdoor Air

  • Air Pollution - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA develops and enforces rules and regulations for all entities that emit toxic substances into the air. The Agency works with state, local and tribal governments, other federal agencies, businesses and community groups to implement and enforce its regulations. This site links to information about air pollutants, air pollution effects, and air pollution control and monitoring programs.
  • AIRNow - Developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Park Service (NPS), and tribal, state, and local agencies to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. The Web site offers daily Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed State and local air quality Web sites.

 

 

 

Water

  • American Water Resources Association - The American Water Resources Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to water resources management, research and education. This site includes links to conferences and publications related to water resources.
  • Ground Water & Drinking Water - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water.
  • National Drinking Water Clearinghouse - (National Environmental Services Center, West Virginia University)  - The National Drinking Water Clearinghouse (NDWC) at West Virginia University is a public service organization that collects, develops, and distributes timely drinking water-related information.
  • Water Quality - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - Provides information on water quality including chemical contaminants in drinking water, well water quality and waterborne diseases.
  • Water, Sanitation and Health - (World Health Organization (WHO))  - WHO works on aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene where the health burden is high, where interventions could make a major difference and where the present state of knowledge is poor.

 

 

Toxicology

  • National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) - (Food and Drug Administration (FDA) U.S.)  - The mission of the National Center for Toxicological Research is to conduct peer-reviewed scientific research that supports and anticipates the FDA's current and future regulatory needs. This involves fundamental and applied research specifically designed to define biological mechanisms of action underlying the toxicity of products regulated by the FDA. This research is aimed at understanding critical biological events in the expression of toxicity and at developing methods to improve assessment of human exposure, susceptibility and risk.
  • National Toxicology Program (NTP) - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.)  - The NTP is an interagency program whose mission is to evaluate agents of public health concern by developing and applying tools of modern toxicology and molecular biology. The program maintains an objective, science-based approach in dealing with critical issues in toxicology and is committed to using the best science available to prioritize, design, conduct, and interpret its studies.
  • Pollutants/Toxics - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works to protect plants, animals, humans, wildlife, aquatic life, and the environment from the negative effects pollutants and toxic substances can have on their health. This site contains links to information about carcinogens, toxic chemicals, extremely hazardous substances, microorganisms, ozone, radiation, soil contaminants, and other pollutants and toxic substances.
  • PubMed Toxicology Subset - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - PubMed search strategy specific to journal articles on toxicology.
  • Toxic Substances - (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR))  - This site includes links to several ATSDR resources on toxic substances including the Toxicological Profiles for hazardous substances found at hazardous waste sites, Minimal Risk Levels, an estimate of the daily human exposure to a hazardous substance that is likely to be without appreciable risk of adverse noncancer health effects, HazDat, a searchable database of chemical contaminants, as well as many other resources.
  • Toxicology Information from NLM - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - Provides access to all of NLM's toxicology databases including TOXNET and other resources for professionals, students and the public.
  • ToxTown - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances and environmental health risks.

 

 

Literature and Reports

 

Journal Article Databases

  • Canary Database - (Yale University)  - The Canary Database is a compilation of peer-reviewed research articles related to the use of animals as sentinels of human health hazards. This database contains information added by trained curators in addition to bibliographic records from MEDLINE and other well-known databases.
  • Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project, Environmental Health - (Public Health Foundation, National Library of Medicine)  - The purpose of this site is to make information and evidence-based strategies related to the Healthy People 2010 environmental health objectives easier to find. The National Library of Medicine and the Public Health Foundation staff have worked together to develop pre-formulated search strategies of MEDLINE for selected Healthy People 2010 environmental health objectives as well as links to additional environmental health resources.
  • TOXLINE - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - Bibliographic database for toxicology that provides information covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.

 

 

Journals

  • AVMA Collections: Zoonosis Update - (American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA))  - Journal articles from the AVMA scientific journals about current information on diseases transmissible between animals and humans, such as avian influenza and E.coli, and other zoonotics relating to food safety and human emerging infectious diseases..
  • Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) - (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS))  - Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the effect of the environment on human health. EHP is a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
  • Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source - (BioMed Central)  - An Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of environmental and occupational medicine, and related studies in toxicology and epidemiology. The journal serves the public health community and scientists working on matters of public health interest and importance pertaining to the environment.
  • Journal of Environmental Health - (National Environmental Health Association (NEHA))  - Published 10 times per year by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and keeps readers up-to-date on current issues, new research, useful products and services, and employment opportunities. Table of contents for each issue are available for free; articles by subscription only.

 

 

Newsletters

  • Environmental Health News - (Environmental Health Sciences)  - A daily compilation of news from mainstream media sources around the world, focusing on environmental health, including climate impacts, contamination, sewage infrastructure, water availability and bird flu.

 

 

Reports and Other Publications

  • Healthy People 2010 Environmental Health - (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), National Institutes of Health (NIH))  - This site links to the Healthy People 2010 chapter on Environmental Health. To address the broad range of human health issues affected by the environment, this chapter discusses six topics: outdoor air quality, water quality, toxics and waste, healthy homes and healthy communities, infrastructure and surveillance, and global environmental health issues.
  • IOM Environment Reports - (Institute of Medicine (IOM))  - Links to current projects, events, and reports addressing environmental health. Included is work from the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, as well as work on the effect of indoor environments and air quality on health.
  • NEEF Publications - (National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF))  - Publications from the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation to support and strengthen environmental education to engage Americans in caring for their environment.

 

 

 

Data Tools and Statistics

  • America's Children and the Environment (ACE) - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - Provides access to quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of mothers and children; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors.
  • CDC National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, and interpretation of data about environmental hazards, exposure to environmental hazards, and human health effects potentially related to exposure to environmental hazards.
  • Data Resources - (National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCEH))  - CDC's one-stop shop for environmental public health data. This site provides a reference list of nationally funded data systems that have a relationship to environmental public health.
  • EnviroMapper for Envirofacts - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - The EnviroMapper for Envirofacts tool combines interactive maps and aerial photography to display various types of environmental information, including air releases, drinking water, toxic releases, hazardous wastes, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites.
  • Quantifying Environmental Health Impacts - (World Health Organization (WHO))  - Provides links to global estimates of burden of disease caused by the environment and occupational risks, assessment of disease burden at national and local levels, methods for quantifying environmental health impacts, and cost-effectiveness of interventions.
  • Scorecard, Pollution in Your Community - (Environmental Defense)  - Provides information about local environmental information. Scorecard ranks and compares the pollution levels in areas across the U.S. Scorecard also profiles 6,800 chemicals, making it easy to find out where they are used and how hazardous they are.
  • Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Explorer - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - The TRI database contains information concerning waste management activities and the release of toxic chemicals by facilities that manufacture, process, or use toxic materials.
  • TOXMAP - (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)  - Creates nationwide and local area maps to show the amount and location of toxic chemicals released into the environment. Data is derived from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) which provides information on the releases of toxic chemicals into the environment as reported annually by industrial facilities around the United States.
  • Window to My Environment (WME) - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - Powerful web-based tool that provides a wide range of federal, state, and local information about environmental conditions and features in an area of your choice.

 

 

 

Education and Training

 

Continuing Education and Training Opportunities

  • ATSDR Education and Training - (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR))  - Links to environmental public health training and education resources for environmental public health professionals, doctors, nurses, EMTs, health educators, community members, and health assessors.
  • Case Studies in Environmental Medicine - (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR))  - Series of self-instructional publications designed to increase the primary care provider's knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients.
  • CDC Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - The Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI) is a 1-year program of seminars and workshops, special projects, and individual study for practicing environmental public health professionals. CDC will pay all allowable and approved costs associated with participation in the institute.
  • Children's Environmental Health Case Study: Pediatric Toxicology - (University of Illinois at Chicago, Great Lakes Center)  - This series of interactive case studies will orient the user to important topics in pediatric environmental health. The cases are intended for providers involved in the care of children as well as public health practitioners and other health care providers with an interest in environmental health and medicine.
  • Educational Clearinghouse: TOXNET - (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM))  - Education resources on toxicology and environmental health from the National Library of Medicine.
  • EnviroDx - EnviroDx is a multimedia, case-focused, computer-based learning program on environmental-related diseases. Case #1 concerns a child exposed to a variety of environmental toxins.
  • NEHA Continuing Education Information - (National Environmental Health Association (NEHA))  - Information about how to earn continuing education credit from NEHA including NEHA-CERT Distance Learning Courses, online training, videos and computer-based training, Journal of Environmental Health quizzes, and NEHA's annual educational conferences.
  • NEHA-CERT Environmental Health Education Series - (National Environmental Health Association (NEHA))  - NEHA-CERT's education series offers premium programs featuring experts from top venues and organizations, including the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) conferences, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other organizations committed to the advancement of environmental health professionals.
  • Tap Into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - This continuing education video explains potential health risks from exposure to microbial and chemical contaminants in drinking water and demonstrates actions health care providers can take in their practices. The video features doctors, nurses, and local health officials who discuss the connection between drinking water and health in their communities. EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry jointly cosponsor this continuing education activity.
  • Toxicology Tutorials - (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)  - Three tutorials covering basic principles of toxicology, toxicokinetics, and cellular toxicology. Each of these tutorials includes a glossary of toxicology terms.
  • TRAIN - TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network - (Public Health Foundation (PHF))  - The premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public's health. A free service of the Public Health Foundation, www.train.org is part of the newly expanded TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN).
  • Worker Education and Training Program - (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS))  - The Worker Education and Training Program (WETP) supports the training and education of workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation and emergency response.

 

 

Resources Related to Education and Training

  • Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) - The Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) serves as a national leader in the delivery of environmental education training to education professionals to foster environmental literacy through America's schools, nature centers, government agencies and other institutions. This site provides resources and information on capacity building, professional development and quality assurance in environmental education.
  • Glossary of Environmental Health Terms - (New York State Department of Health)  - This site contains a glossary of environmental health terms, including federal agency acronyms and units of measure.

 

 

Legislation and Policy

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  • Center for Environmental Health - The Center for Environmental Health's mission is to protect the public from environmental and consumer health hazards. The Center's efforts include environmental justice, reducing the use of toxic chemicals, supporting communities in their quest for a safer environment, and corporate accountability.
  • Environmental Justice - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. This site provides information on environmental justice and links to compliance and enforcement resources and data tools.
  • Health and the Environment - (Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC))  - The Natural Resources Defense Council is an environmental action organization that works to protect the planet's wildlife and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
  • Major Environmental Laws - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)  - Major statutes and laws that form the legal basis for the programs of the EPA.
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Environment & Health - (Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR))  - PSR's Environment and Health Program addresses an array of environmental health issues relevant to health professionals in the United States and around the globe. This site contains information on toxics, children's environmental health, air pollution, chronic disease, and drinking water.

 

 

 

 

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