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Find Out More about Environmental Health

General Environmental Health Websites

Centers for Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov/

OSHA
http://www.osha.gov/

Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pesticid.html

National Cancer Institute (U.S. National Institutes of Health)
http://www.cancer.gov/

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/emf/

Environmental Health Perspectives
http://www.ehponline.org/

Mother Nature Network
http://www.mnn.com/

The Daily Green offers solid, constantly updated eco information
http://www.thedailygreen.com

Specific Health Concerns

Water Quality

Environmental Protection Agency
http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead/  

Groundwater Organization
http://www.groundwater.org/gi/sourcesofgwcontam.html

Cosmetic health

http://www.safecosmetics.org/

Selenium Sulfide
http://www.epa.gov/iris/subst/0458.htm

Chemicals             

Treehugger
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/10/earthtalk_why_e.php

Greener Choices (part of Consumer Reports-a good overall site to learn about what's in products, and not just cleaning products)
http://www.greenerchoices.org/eco-labels/eco-home.cfm?redirect=1

OSHA
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/drycleaning/index.html

National Toxology Program report on BPA
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/ohat/bisphenol/Bisphenol.pdf#search=BPA

Arnich, N., Canivenc-Lavier, M.C., Kolf-Clauw, M., Coffigny, H., Cravedi, J.P., Grob, K., Macherey, A.C., Masset, D., Maximilien, R., Narbonne, J.F., Nesslany, F., Stadler, J., Tulliez, J. (2011). Conclusions of the French Food Safety Agency on the toxicity of bisphenol A. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health; 214(3), 271-5.

Benignus, V.A., Boyes, W.K., Geller, A.M., Bushnell, P.J. (2009). Long-term perchloroethylene exposure: A meta-analysis of neurobehavioral deficits in occupationally and residentially exposed groups. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A;72(13), 824-31.

Donohue, K., Miller, R., et al. (2013). Prenatal and postnatal bisphenol A exposure and asthma development among inner-city children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; 131(3), 736-742.

Hengstler, J.G., Foth, H., Gebel, T., Kramer, P.J., Lilienblum, W., Schweinfurth, H., Völkel, W., Wollin, K.M., Gundert-Remy, U. (2011). Critical evaluation of key evidence on the human health hazards of exposure to bisphenol A. Critical Reviews in Toxicology;41(4), 263-91.

Schoff, J.P. (2008). Green Up Your Cleanup. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Creative Homeowner.

De Jong, M. (2007). Clean: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing. New York: Sterling Publishing Company.

Food

Natural Resources Defense Council: Mercury in fish
http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/effects.asp

Environmental Protection Agency:  Pesticides in Food
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/food/risks.htm

United States Department of Agriculture:  Community Agriculture
http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/csa/csa.shtml

Noise pollution

No Noise
This is national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources
http://www.nonoise.org/

NoiseOFF
NoiseOFF is a coalition of citizens, elected representatives, law enforcement professionals, educators, researchers, students and activists from the United States and abroad.
www.NoiseOff.org 

Clark C, Sörqvist P. (2012).  A 3 year update on the influence of noise on performance and behavior. Noise Health;14(61), 292-6.

Tobacco Smoke

National Cancer Institute (U.S. National Institutes of Health)
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/ETS

Construction Materials

Environmental Protection Agency: Formaldehyde
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/formaldehyde.html

National Cancer Institute: Formaldehyde Risk
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/formaldehyde

National Library of Medicine’s Tox Town: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=84

EMFs

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: 
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/emf/

National Institute of Environment Health Sciences study on cell phone use
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/cellphones/index.cfm

National Cancer Institute page on cell phone use and cancer risk
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cellphones

International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of World Health Organization) Report on Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields
http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf

Center for Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emf2.html

Augner, C., Gnambs, T., Winker, R., Barth, A. (2012 ). Acute effects of electromagnetic fields emitted by GSM mobile phones on subjective well-being and physiological reactions: a meta-analysis. The Science of the Total Environment;424(11).

Barth, A., Ponocny, I., Gnambs, T., Winker, R. (2011 ). No effects of short-term exposure to mobile phone electromagnetic fields on human cognitive performance: A meta-analysis. Bioelectromagnetics.

Kheifets, L., Ahlbom, A., Crespi, C.M., Draper, G., Hagihara, J., Lowenthal, R.M., Mezei, G., Oksuzyan, S., Schüz, J., Swanson, J., Tittarelli, A., Vinceti, M., Wunsch Filho, V. (2010). Pooled analysis of recent studies on magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia. British Journal of Cancer; 103(7), 1128-35.

Röösli, M., Hug, K. (2011). Wireless communication fields and non-specific symptoms of ill health: A literature review. Wiender Medizinische Wochenschrift;161(9-10), 240-50.

Valentini, E., Ferrara, M., Presaghi, F., De Gennaro, L., Curcio, G. (2011). Republished review: systematic review and meta-analysis of psychomotor effects of mobile phone electromagnetic fields. Postgraduate Medical Journal;87(1031), 643-51.

Recycling

National Recycling Coalition (this has good tangible info about public policy)
http://www.nrc-recycle.org/

Ecycling (this is the EPA's specific destination for recycling-good info on recycling electronics, batteries, cell phones, etc.)
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/index.htm

Earth 911
Earth 911 specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country.
http://earth911.com/

Recycle City (this is the EPA's fun site for kids)
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/

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