Bio-Integral Resource (BIRC) is a nonprofit organization offering over 25 years of insight experience, and leadership in the development and communication of least-toxic, environmentally sound, integrated pest management (IPM) methods and policies of urban and agricultural applications.
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) is concerned about ecosystem health, human health and sustainable development. Major goals are to educate physicians on environmental issues, providing them with both accurate information and a framework for thinking about environmental problems; to prepare spokespersons to comment on the health implications of environmental issues in an accurate and rigorous manner; to serve as a "think tank" for considering the health implications of environmental issues; to provide a forum in which physicians can meet and discuss health issues associated with environmental problems together with non-physician colleagues who have the knowledge and insight they need; and to advocate certain positions or courses of action. They have some excellent resources on the site.
Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) was founded in 1981, by Lois Gibbs, the community leader at Love Canal. CHEJ seeks to help local citizens and organizations come together and take an organized, unified stand in order to hold industry and government accountable and work toward a healthy, sustainable future. CHEJ’s campaigns focus on environmental health threats to children and building public support for preventive action to protect public health, the environment and our economy. These efforts focus tools, resources and media attention on local grassroots struggles and support organizing around state and local policy initiatives. The web site offers many environmental reports and a slide show on protecting children from environmental threats.
Center for Informed Decision-Making has as its objective to help citizens make informed decisions about important environmental, health, and safety issues. Their web site explains the basics of environmental and health assessments, provides case studies, offers expert forums, and links to additional resources.
Chemtrac Emergency Spill Information
Emergency number providing information regarding large chemical spills and leaks.
Children's Environmental Health Network is a national project dedicated to pediatric environmental health. The Network's mission is to promote a healthy environment and to protect the fetus and the child from environmental hazards. Three areas of concentration for the Network are education, research, and policy. Publications include numerous fact sheets in English and Spanish on toxic chemicals, as well as the CEHN Training Manual on Pediatric Environmental Health. In addition to explaining children's vulnerability, routes of exposure, absorption, metabolism, etc., it also explains adult teaching methods and effective learning techniques.
Children's Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC) is a charitable, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public, specifically parents and caregivers, about environmental toxins that affect children's health.
- HealtheHouse is CHEC's "interactive resource for information on how to reduce environmental health risks to children in and around the home". Here there is a Virtual House that shows where dangerous everyday household products can be found and eliminated, a Quiz for personalized information about what you're doing right, what you can change and how, a Resource Room with how-to's, articles, and a chemical database, and six simple House Rules for keeping a healthy home.
- The Blue Butterfly Campaign is an initiative to help spread the word about the 5 Easy Steps to a Healthier Home that everyone can easily follow to create a cleaner, healthier environment for their children.
- CHEC also offers First Steps, a monthly email program for pregnant women or the parents of a newborn, to provide information on protecting baby's health. First Steps is designed to provide timely information to minimize the fetus' or baby's exposure to toxic chemicals. Monthly emails identify common sources of toxic exposure at each stage of development followed by simple steps you can take to minimize the risk to your baby.
Clearinghouse for Occupational Safety and Health Information (at Center for Disease Control)
Technical Information Service: (800) 35-NIOSH
Access to NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) information, resources, and activities.
Library: (513) 533-8321
Interlibrary loans, catalog available. Maintains an automated database and library open to the public.
Collaborative on Health and the Environment 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. Underlying all of CHE's activities is a commitment to strong, uncompromised science. CHE Partners share the conviction that under conditions of scientific uncertainty, when evidence of the potential for harm to human health and the environment is scientifically compelling, precautionary measures that emphasize exposure prevention should be undertaken.
Duke University Occupational & Environmental Medicine hosts a very large and diverse web site with multiple links to sources of environmental and occupational health information. One of the best on the web. Offers a listserve for clinicians and public health professionals to instantly communicate with one another.