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CDC: National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures
CDC: National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures
The goal of this initiative was to develop an Action Agenda with clear, achievable recommendations to help government agencies and other organizations strengthen their efforts to protect the public from harmful chemical exposures.
Click: The National Conversation Action Agenda for full report.
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Local Health Department (LHD) Directory by zip code.
Animal Environmental Health
Internet Resources for EOH Concepts
Nature of Evidence
Internet-accessible book by the National Academies Press titled Environmental Health Sciences Decision-Making: Risk Management, Evidence and Ethics: A Workshop Summary (2009) provides a good summary on the strategies used to make decisions including defining the 'nature of evidence' and measures of evidence credibility. Table of contents and chapters accessible by links to the right of the text.
Internet-accessible book by the National Academies Press titled Understanding Risk: Informing Decisions in a Democratic Society provides a good summary (pages 6-8) on the structuring of an effective analytic-deliberative process for informing a risk decision.
U.S. & State Government Agencies
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Provides public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations on specific hazardous substances, health surveillance & registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, & applied research in support of public health assessments
American Indian Tribal Portal - Environmental Programs
The American Indian Environmental Office developed this tribal portal to assist tribes and the public locate tribal related information within EPA and other government agencies.
ATSDR's Public Health Assessments (PHAs)
PHAs & Health Consultations organized according to the state or U.S. territory & also by the ATSDR regions. Aim of these evaluations is to find out if people are being exposed to hazardous substances & if so whether the exposure is harmful.
ATSDR - ToxFAQS
ToxFAQs™ is a series of summaries about hazardous substances developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology with info about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a variety of information to help you evaluate public policies on healthcare, retirement benefits, the minimum wage, workforce education and training, economic development, workplace safety, monetary policy, consumer
Centers for Disease Control - Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases (DFWED)
Alphabetical DFBMD disease listing providing general and technical information as well as links to additional resources.
Centers for Disease Control - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports
CDC's primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.
Centers for Disease Control - National Center for Environmental Health
Mission is to investigate the relation between human health and the environment. Focus areas include air pollution and respiratory health, chemical and radiologic terrorism, health studies, radiation studies and environmental public health tracking.
Centers for Disease Control - National Center for Environmental Health
The National Center for Environmental Health plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disabi
Centers for Disease Control - Radiation Studies
Radiation Studies looks at the relationship between environmental radiation exposures and public health including health effects from nuclear production & health risks of residential radon.
Climate Change and Human Health Literature Portal
From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH)
Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) - 40 CFR Protection of the Environment
Provides direct links to Title 40 section of the CFR that deals with protection of the environment and our mission of protecting human health and the environment.
Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
CTD advances understanding of the effects of environmental chemicals on human health. Developed at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL), with support from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health.
Consumer Product Information Database
Household products ingredients, properties, and manufacturer information, for Personal Care, Pesticides, Hobby/Craft, Home Maintenance, Home Office, Landscaping/Yard, Auto Products, & Pet Care. This database does not contain any information about foods or pharmaceuticals. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Health & Human Services.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment.
EPA - ECOTOX Database
Provides single chemical toxicity information for aquatic and terrestrial life.
EPA - Energy Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
Focuses on state-level activities, programs, technologies and policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions including summaries of state & regional initiatives and searchable database of state action plans.
EPA - Federal Register Environmental Documents
Search for Federal Register (FR) publications related to environmental protection. Proposed environmental regulations that have been published in the FR typically contain instructions about how to submit comments to EPA.
EPA - Radiation Protection
Provides information about EPA's radiation protection programs including information about laws & regulations relating to EPA's radiation responsibilities. See also EOH Data Sets/EPA/Envirofacts for the RadNet data.
EPA - Risk Assessment Portal
This site provides basic information about environmental risk assessments for the public. Additionally, the site offers a comprehensive set of links to key EPA tools, guidance and guidelines.
EPA - Superfund Laws, Policies and Guidance
Provides links to the laws, policies & guidance that impacts Superfund sites. Includes a link to a summary of Superfund sites.
EPA - Superfund Risk Assessment
Superfund risk assessments determine how threatening a hazardous waste site is to human health and the environment. Risk Assessors seek to determine a safe level for each potentially dangerous contaminant present.
FDA - Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook
Provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms & natural toxins. Brings together in one place information from the FDA, CDC, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and NIH.
FDA -National Center for Toxicological Research
Conducts peer-reviewed scientific research to understand the expression of toxicity of biological events and to improve the assessment of human exposure, susceptibility, and risk.
Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Protects and advances the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, & security of human & veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
- GlobalChange.gov The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is a Federal program mandated by Congress to coordinate Federal research and investments in understanding the forces shaping the global environment, both human and natural, and their impacts on society.
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Branch of the NIH that provides comprehensive news relating to cancer research including frequently updated fact sheets and cancer topic pages addressing treatment, research, and statistics.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services responsible for managing issues related to the prevention of worker-related injuries and illness. Excellent resource for data and research briefs.
National Toxicology Program (NTP)
Program within DHHS responsible for evaluating agents of public health concern by developing and applying tools of modern toxicology and molecular biology.
NIH - National Institute Environmental Health Sciences Research Links
A compilation of links to web sites on toxicology, molecular biology, etc. that environmental health researchers may find useful.
NIOSH Data and Statistics Gateway
Site features many different types of databases & information resources. They are categorized here by Chemical; Injury, Illness & Hazards Data & Information; Publications; Respirators & Other Personal Protective Equipment; Agriculture; & Construction.
NIOSH Manual of Analytic Methods
A collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
A source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, & occupational health professionals. The information found in the NPG should help users recognize & control occupational chemical hazards.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, & deaths. OSHA maintains an inspection database on this Web site that you can use to search for companies by name or by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code.
OSHA-EPA Occupational Chemical Database
Compiles information from several government agencies and organizations including database reports: "Physical Properties," "Exposure Guidelines," "NIOSH Pocket Guide," & "Emergency Response Information".
OSHA - Radiation
Safety & health information about radiation including access to presentations and lectures on radiation, including non-ionizing radiation.
Gateway to government science information and research results by searching over 38 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to 1,950+ scientific Websites.
State Environmental Agency Listings
Site maintained by the EPA providing links to websites for state environmental agencies.
State of California - Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service (HESIS)
The Hazard Evaluation System & Information Service is a program in the California Department of Public Health that uses scientific, medical & public health expertise to help prevent workplace illness and disease.
State of California - Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)/Proposition 65
The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (better known by its original name of Proposition 65) requires the State to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
State of New Jersey - Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets
Over 1600 fact sheets (some also in Spanish) prepared on carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, corrosive, flammable, & reactive substances with information on health hazards, exposure limits, personal protective equipment, proper handling, first aid, and emergency procedures for fires and spills.
Texas Department of State Health Services - Office of Border Health
Responsibility to facilitate a coordinated response to address public health concerns along the border. Staff includes experts in the field of sanitation, environmental health, toxicology, epidemiology, food safety, and policy analysis and development.
U.S. Department of Energy Program Offices
Overview and links to U.S. Department of Energy Program Offices including those that work with issues of environmental waste and radioactive nuclear waste.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) - Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
The federal safety authority for ensuring the safe transport of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway, and water. Includes access to incident reports, regulations and data & statistics.
U.S. Geological Survey
Searchable database for publications and resources of the U.S. Geological Survey.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Regulates the commercial & institutional uses of nuclear energy, including nuclear power plants, by establishing standards & regulations; issuing licenses; & inspecting facilities. Check site tabs for quick links & left bar for electronic reading room!
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Set up in 1996 by the European Union it is the main EU reference point for safety and health at work.
European Environment Agency
Agency of the EU which acts as the major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy.
European Food Safety Authority
Provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
An international scientific body focused on climate change issues. Information provided by its reports is based on scientific evidence and reflects existing viewpoints within the scientific community.
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Mission is to coordinate & conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, & to develop scientific strategies for cancer prevention & control. IARC is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research. Part of WHO.
International Atomic Energy Agency
Provides a global focal point for nuclear cooperation including the definition of nuclear safety standards & verification of compliance with standards. See also EOH/Data Sources/IAEA NUCLEUS for data information.
REACH - European Commission on Chemicals
Aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.
UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
Advisory body of international experts produces series of assessments of the sources & levels of ionizing radiation to which the world's people are exposed and the resulting health effects.
World Health Organization (WHO) - Health Topics
Directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. Links are to WHO projects, initiatives, activities, information products, and contacts, organized by health and development topics.
World Health Organization (WHO) - Publications
Provides access to WHO Publications relating to climate change and human health including facts and available online full-text books.
World Health Organization (WHO) - The Weekly Epidemiological Record
Weekly WHO report of epidemiological information on cases & outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations & on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including emerging or reemerging infections. Optional email alert.
- International Labour Organization (ILO)