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Links about Environmental Health

  • CDC - Environmental Health
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has several units involved in environmental health topics. This is the main link to the units and topics
  • National Center for Environmental Health
    The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) is a unit of the CDC.  The NCEH plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental related factors. This is its homepage.
  • National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
    This link contains two sources of information about the exposure of the U.S. population to environmental chemicals, including:  1) new results published in the peer-reviewed literature that have been released after the  National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals was published, and 2) full text of the this National Report.  The National Report provides some background information on NHANES as well as exposure information about environmental chemicals studied in the NHANES.
  • ATSDR- Toxic Substances Portal
    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) maintains an repository of information of toxic substances. This link provides an alphabetical list and in-depth descriptions of these substances.
  • ATSDR - ToxFAQs™
    This link includes toxic  substance fact sheets which were developed to answer frequently asked questions about these substances.
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education, and assessment efforts.  Since 1970, the EPA has been working to improve human health and the environment.  This is its homepage. 
  • US EPA - Handbook for Use of Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES): A Goldmine of Data for Environmental Health Analyses  
    NHANES is a strong database that offers a large amount of human health, nutrition, and exposure information.  The NHANES survey is very complex and has many limitations.  Despite this, it is still a very strong and informative dataset.  This handbook was designed to inform and familiarize Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff members about NHANES and foster an increased use of the data. 
  • NIH - The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is a division of the National Institute of Health.  Its goal is to reduce the burden of illness and disability by understanding the environment and how it influences the progression of human diseases. This is its homepage.
  •  NLM - Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program
    The Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) is a part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) and was created to provide automated toxicology data banks as well as provide toxicology data and information services.  This website provides links to specific topics including but not limited to chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, etc. 
  • MedicinePlus
    MedicinePlus is a service of the U.S. NLM and the National Institute of Health (NIH).  It provides users with the latest news, specific conditions, related news, as well as journal articles and research about how people’s health is affected by the environment. 
  • Healthy People 2010 - Environmental Health Chapter
    Healthy People is a wide range of public health opportunities that exist in the 21st century.  It provides  a comprehensive health plan for the United States.  It was created by a coalition of experts from many different sectors, including environmental health. This is its homepage. 
  • World Health Organization - Environmental Health
    The World Health Organization (WHO) provides links to environmental health multimedia, publications, data, and other related topics. 

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