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Asbestos – links to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health publications about asbestos

Asbestos Exposure and Your Health – information about asbestos and sites that received vermiculite mined in Libby, Montana

Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) – a comprehensive online/on-demand package of courses for environmental public health practitioners including a module on solid and hazardous materials

Hazardous Materials – This section from Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners provides key information on preventing and preparing for chemical releases.

Healthy Housing Reference Manual – provides information about the impact of housing on health and safety and includes a chapter on toxic materials

Lead – information about lead

Mold – information about mold

National Asbestos Exposure Review (NAER) – project that evaluated sites that received and processed vermiculite mined in Libby, Montana

NIOSH Recommendations for Limiting Potential Exposures of Workers to Asbestos Associated with Vermiculite From Libby, Montana – fact sheet about vermiculite ore

ToxFAQs for Asbestos – answers to the most frequently asked health questions about asbestos

Reports by Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI) Graduates

These reports were prepared by graduates of CDC’s Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute. These documents have not been revised or edited to conform to agency standards. The findings and conclusions in these reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more reports search the EPHLI fellow projects page.

Public Health Response to Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory Sites [DOC - 426 KB] – project to develop state guidelines for clean-up and clearance in Michigan and gather and disseminate data on site prevalence and disposition.

Reducing Exposure to Arsenic in Drinking Water [DOC - 300 KB] – project to reduce exposure to arsenic in drinking water throughout Minnesota.

Reducing the Health Impact From Former Methamphetamine Labs in Kentucky [DOC - 975 KB] – implemented and distributed to all health departments in the state interim cleanup guidance for protection of citizens and public health workers.

Links to information from outside CDC

Haz Map - Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Materials (National Library of Medicine) – tool to search for information about hazardous agents and occupational diseases

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (California) – agency to protect and enhance public health and the environment by scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances

Scorecard (Green Media Toolshed) – tool to produce a report on various types of pollution in specific areas

Toxics Release Inventory (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) – tool to produce information on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases

TOXNET (National Library of Medicine) – public database tool to produce information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities

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