Agency for Toxics Substances and Disease Registry has as its mission to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution. ATSDR is mandated by the US Congress to assess waste sites, respond to emergency releases of hazardous substances, and to perform and support research and education. Their web site leads to summaries and reports of hazardous substances, guidebooks, and HazDat (a database of information about Superfund sites, hazardous substance releases, and health effects). The site is also useful for the links it provides through the ATSDR Information Center Bookmarks.
Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (AECLP) offers newsletters, fact sheets, policy statements, and other resources useful to preventing lead poisoning among children. Among fact sheet topics are general information on lead poisoning, testing homes, screening children, and advice on painting and rehabilitation. Policy statements cover health care reimbursement, tenant/landlord rights, and other areas such as new strategies for low income housing.
American Lung Association has a proven commitment to environmental health. Topics of air quality, chemical hazards in school and workplace settings, and tobacco control are covered in depth on their website with recent statistics available. Materials available (several also offered in Spanish) include: Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Kit, Protecting Yourself from Air Pollution, Working Safely With Chemicals, How to Read a Material Safety Data Sheet, as well as tobacco material targeted to youth and adults.
American Lung Association (ALA) of Washington has developed a Home Environmental Assessment List (HEAL) consisting of a 10 page checklist used by Master Home Environmentalist volunteers when doing a general environmental assessment in a community member's home. It's also available in a 5 page Do-It-Yourself version. For copies, contact Aileen Gagney, email@example.com, 1-800-732-9339, or 1-800-lungusa - American Lung Association - Master Home Environmentalist Program.
Beyond Pesticides, a service of the National Coalition against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP), provides access to a national directory of least toxic service providers and has programs on pesticide use in schools and public buildings, pesticide legislation, exposure of children to polluted soils around public utility poles. The site includes a fact sheet on What to Do in a Pesticide Emergency.
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.
Center for Health, Environment and Justice trains and assists local people to fight for justice, become empowered to protect their communities from environmental threats and build strong, locally controlled organizations. CHEJ connects these local groups with each other to build a movement from the bottom up. CHEJ has several national campaigns: Stop Dioxin Exposure; Health Care Without Harm; and Child Proofing our Communities.
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 & Safety Inventory of Research (CHEHSIR) is a publicly accessible database created to ensure that researchers and federal research agencies have access to information on all research conducted or funded by the federal government that is related to adverse health risks in children resulting from exposure to environmental health risks or safety risks. This information is available to the public, scientific, and academic communities, as well as all federal agencies.