Created by the Center for Spirituality & Healing and Charlson Meadows.

Find Out More about Environmental Health

General Environmental Health Websites

Centers for Disease Control


Environmental Protection Agency

National Cancer Institute (U.S. National Institutes of Health)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health Perspectives

Mother Nature Network

The Daily Green offers solid, constantly updated eco information

Specific Health Concerns

Water Quality

Environmental Protection Agency  

Groundwater Organization

Cosmetic health

Selenium Sulfide



Greener Choices (part of Consumer Reports-a good overall site to learn about what's in products, and not just cleaning products)


National Toxology Program report on 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.


Natural Resources Defense Council: Mercury in fish

Environmental Protection Agency:  Pesticides in Food

United States Department of Agriculture:  Community Agriculture

Noise pollution

No Noise
This is national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources

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

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)

Construction Materials

Environmental Protection Agency: Formaldehyde

National Cancer Institute: Formaldehyde Risk

National Library of Medicine’s Tox Town: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:

National Institute of Environment Health Sciences study on cell phone use

National Cancer Institute page on cell phone use and cancer risk

International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of World Health Organization) Report on Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields

Center for Disease Control

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.


National Recycling Coalition (this has good tangible info about public policy)

Ecycling (this is the EPA's specific destination for recycling-good info on recycling electronics, batteries, cell phones, etc.)

Earth 911
Earth 911 specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country.

Recycle City (this is the EPA's fun site for kids)

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