General Children’s Environmental Health Resources
Center for Children’s Health and the Environment – http://www.childenvironment.org – (212) 241-7840 – CCHE examines a range of diseases that include asthma, cancer and neurodevelopmental disorders, and also makes scientifically-based policy recommendations for protecting children.
Center for Health, Environment and Justice – http://www.chej.org -703-237-2249- 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. Download a free slide show on children’s environmental health to present to your community.
EcoMall – http://www.ecomall.com – Information clearinghouse.
Environmental Health News – http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org – Get the latest environmental health news, research and reports.
Environmental Working Group – http://www.ewg.org – (202) 667-6982 Environmental investigations are the specialty of the Environmental Working Group. Their team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Learn about pollution in people, pesticides in food, mercury in fish, and much, much more.
Hazardous Waste Sites and Children’s Health Risks – http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/child – 1-888-42-ATSDR – Information on children and exposures to lead, TCE, PCBs and other contaminants. Links to other sites including environmental health activities for children.
Health and Environment Resource Center – http://www.herc.org – Emporium of envirosafe products and services.
Kids for Saving Earth – http://www.kidsforsavingearth.org– Kids for Saving Earth provides free, inspiring, environmental education curriculum by mail and online. Conservation, endangered species, rainforests, forests, toxic waste sites, health issues, and many more ecological concerns are covered on this website.
National Center for Environmental Health – http://www.cdc.gov/nceh – 1-888-232-6789 – CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases or deaths that result from interactions between people and their environment.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – http://www.niehs.nih.gov – 919/541-3345 – Human health and human disease result from three interactive elements: environmental factors, individual susceptibility and age. The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate.
Natural Resources Defense Council, Toxic Chemicals and Health – http://www.nrdc.org/health/default.asp – (212) 727-2700 – NRDC educates the public about the health threats posed by toxic chemicals.
Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World: 101 Smart Solutions for Every Family – =https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Healthy-Children-Rodale-Organic/dp/087596947X
The Resource Guide on Children’s Environmental Health –https://cehn.org/resources/– (202) 543-4033 – The Children’s Environmental Health Network’s Resource Guide on Children’s Environmental Health is an online guide providing access to information about organizations active in the field, sources of data on children’s health and environmental toxicants, and other resources that pertain to children’s environmental health.
The Guide was developed to serve as a gateway to information on children’s environmental health. The Resource Guide provides information on and links to:
- National and local organizations that are working to protect children from environmental health hazards.
- Sources of data and information on environmental hazards, health effects, and exposure routes, including:
- Health Surveys
- Internet sites
- Internet sites that provide information on and ways to be involved in children’s environmental health.
- Search tools to locate research projects and articles in the scientific literature.
- Glossary of children’s environmental health terms.
The Science and Environmental Health Network – http://www.sehn.org – (515) 268-0600 – SEHN advocates the wise application of science to protecting the environment and public health. SEHN serves as both network and think tank for the environmental movement, helping environmental organizations use science in their work, guiding scientists to public interest research and public service, informing public policy with science grounded in ethics and logic.
The State Environmental Resource Center (SERC) – http://www.serconline.org – 608-252-9800 – SERC researches state environmental policies and assembles information and tools to help legislators make important decisions on key environmental issues.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) –
- Safe Drinking Water Hotline – 1-800-426-4791
- Safe Water Web Site: http://www.epa.gov/safewater
- Surf Your Watershed Database – http://www.epa.gov/surf
- Info on private wells – http://www.epa.gov/safewater/pwells1.html
- Office of Pesticides, telephone: 703-305-5017; Web site: www.epa.gov/pesticides
- National Directory of IPM in schools Web site:https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics
- Children’s Environmental Health page: http://www.epa.gov/children
- The National Lead Information Center: 1-800-424-LEAD
- EPA Lead Programs – http://www.epa.gov/lead
- National Pesticide Telecommunications Network: 1-800-858-7378.
- Air and Radiation – http://www.epa.gov/sunwise
Envirofacts Data Warehouse –https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics– Allows you to retrieve environmental information on air, chemicals, facility information, hazardous waste, risk management, superfund, toxic releases, and others.