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website

logo of the websiteWebsite: ¿Qué es Indoor airPLUS? (What is Indoor Air Plus?)
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: Spanish

Summary: Indoor airPLUS was created by the U.S. EPA to assist builders in meeting consumer demands for homes with improved indoor air quality. The U.S. EPA provides construction specifications, such as selection of moisture control systems; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; radon resistant construction; combustion-venting systems; and low-emitting building materials. Find out how a new home can become indoor airPLUS qualified.


consumer guide

image of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: ¿Sabía Usted Que Hay Plomo En Algunos Dulces Hechos En México?
Publisher: California Poison Control System
Language: Spanish

Summary: This factsheet provides information for consumers and retailers about lead in Mexican candy.


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Website: ¿Sabía Usted Que Hay Plomo En Algunos Dulces Hechos En México?
Publisher: California Poison Control System
Language: Spanish

Summary: This website provides factsheets and information for consumers, educators, health care providers, and retailers about lead in Mexican candy, including a list of candy companies that have been certified by the Office of California Attorney General as tested and safe to eat.


video

cover of the DVDVideo: A Breath of Air: What Pollution is Doing to Our Children
Publisher: A collaboration of the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center and the Children's Environmental Health Center
Language: English

Summary: This video describes the Children's Health Study, a 10-year, 12-community study of the impacts of air pollution on the health of children in Southern California. Order a free copy of this documentary or watch a preview of how air pollution affects the health of children on this website.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: A Citizen's Guide to Radon: A Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: EPA recommends testing homes and schools for radon. This website contains information on the health effects of radon exposure, how to test your home for radon gas, how to interpret the results of your radon test, ways to lower radon levels in your home, myths about radon, and links to additional resources for more information.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: A Decade of Children's Environmental Health Research
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication date: 2007
Language: English

Summary: This report summarizes important research findings on children's environmental health in response to an executive order issued in 2007. It includes information on over 100 research studies and 1000 scientific journal articles.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: AAIDD Fact Sheet: Students with Disabilities in Schools
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Language: English

Summary: This factsheet gives basic information on the hazards of childhood exposure to environmental toxins in a school setting, particularly children with disabilities who are more vulnerable and sensitive to toxins. Topics addressed include pesticides, mold, cleaning products, solvents, fiber glass, brominated flame retardants (PBDEs), lead, PCBs, and the places in which these toxins are found in schools. AAIDD also offers recommendations for schools to protect students from these hazards.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Agua Interior (Indoor Water)
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: Spanish

Summary: Find out how lead, copper, arsenic, and pesticides can cause water to become harmful to the health of you and your family. Find out what you can do to keep your indoor water free from these chemicals.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Aire Interior (Indoor Air)
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: Spanish

Summary: How is the indoor air quality of your home affected by tobacco smoke, asthma triggers, carbon monoxide, and radon and why is it harmful to your family? This guide provides basic information about indoor air pollutants and ways to improve indoor air quality in your home.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Alternatives: Art and Hobby Supplies
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Should you be concerned about toxic chemicals in arts and crafts supplies? Discover which products are safe to purchase and which you should avoid. This website includes health tips for purchasing arts and crafts supplies and an example of a healthy craft kit for kids.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Alternatives: Getting Ahead of Lice
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Find a healthier and safer alternative to chemical treatment of lice.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: America's Children and the Environment
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: America’s Children and the Environment brings together, in one place, quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of mothers and children; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Art & Creative Materials Institute
Publisher: The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc.
Language: English

Summary: The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) has a sponsored certification program for children's art materials, certifying that these materials are non-toxic and meet voluntary standards of quality and performance. Search for non-toxic art supplies by categories of art materials (brushes, chalks, crayons), manufacturers who participate in ACMI's certification program, and seal type.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Asbestos in Schools
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: U.S. EPA can assist schools in keeping children safe from asbestos. EPA's asbestos program for schools, mandated by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) is designed to help schools prevent asbestos exposure by teaching people to recognize asbestos-containing materials, actively monitor, and manage asbestos when necessary. As a school administration, find out what else you can do to ensure that students are safe.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Ask the Child Care Health Team
Publisher: Public Health Seattle & King County
Language: English

Summary: King County residents, if you have questions regarding your child care center facility, you can send the Child Care Health Team a message on this website. This website also contains answers to frequently asked questions by child care providers.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Asthma Medication for Kids
Publisher: American Lung Association
Language: English

Summary: Find out what kinds of asthma medications are available for children and the functions of these medications.


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cover of the fact sheetWebsite: Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative
Publisher: American Lung Association
Language: English

Summary: The Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative is a powerful public health project that has the potential to positively impact the millions of American students with asthma. Its success relies on collaborative efforts among schools, community agencies and leaders, and a planning process that considers virtually every factor that can influence its success. This website provides access to the Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative toolkit, which is a planning tool based on real-life activities that have been used in schools throughout the United States to create a comprehensive asthma management system.


report

logo of the websiteReport: Baby's Toxic Bottle: Bisphenol A Leaching from Popular Baby Bottles
Publisher: The Work Group for Safe Markets
Language: English

Summary: A report commissioned by a coalition of environmental non-profit organizations on a new study that demonstrates bisphenol A leaching from plastic baby bottles when heated.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Back to School Guide: PVC-free School Supplies
Publisher: Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Language: English

Summary: CHEJ has created a helpful guide for buying PVC-free back-to-school supplies. This guide lists the most common polyvinyl chloride (PVC) school supplies and suggests safer PVC-free alternatives.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Back to School with Asthma: The Basics for Parents
Publisher: American Lung Association
Language: English

Summary: As your child heads back-to-school, what is the best way to keep your child asthma-healthy? Find out what your child should carry and when they should self-administer asthma medication while in school.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
Publisher: Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
Language: English

Summary: This website provides free birth defect information, a resource for parent networking, and information about birth defect research through the National Birth Defect Registry.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Birth Defects and the Environment
Publisher: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Language: English

Summary: This peer-reviewed document contains comprehensive information on birth defects, focusing on the environmental causes of birth defects and some examples of environmentally-related birth defects.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Bisphenol A (BPA), Plastic Bottles, Canned Goods, and You
Publisher: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
Language: English

Summary: What is BPA, where can it be found, and how can it affect the health of you and your family? Find out how to avoid bisphenol A in everyday products and safer alternatives for plastic bottles and canned goods.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Language: English

Summary: U.S. EPA has developed a practical guide to maintain healthy indoor air quality in public and commercial buildings. Find good strategies to identify and resolve key indoor air quality issues.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Cómo Proteger a los Niños de los Riesgos Ambientales (What Can You Do to Protect Children from Environmental Risks)
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: Spanish

Summary: Learn some easy-to-do tips to protect children from environmental hazards. This website contains information on lead poisoning, pesticides, carbon monoxide, contaminated fish, water quality, radon, ultraviolet radiation, and mercury.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Cómo Reducir Las Exposiciones Ambientales: Las Mesjores Siete Prácticas Amigables Para Los Niños (Reducing Environmental Exposures: The Seven Best Kid-Friendly Practices)
Publisher: New York State Department of Health
Language: Spanish

Summary: This brochure is designed for parents to increase awareness about exposures to chemicals. Provides easy-to-do tips for keeping a kid-safe environment for children to grow, learn, and play.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Care for Your Air: Guide to Indoor Air Quality
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: Learn about common indoor air pollutants in schools, homes, and offices such as: radon, secondhand smoke, combustion pollutants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), asthma triggers, and molds. Find out how you can improve indoor air quality in every room of your house.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Case Management Guidelines
Publisher: Washington Poison Center
Language: English

Summary: Provides a guideline for physicians on how to handle different cases of poison exposure.


report

Report: Cell Phones and Brain Tumors 15 Reasons for Concern: Science, Spin and the Truth Behind Interphone
Author: Lloyd Morgan
Publisher: A collaboration of The Radiation Research Trust, Powerwatch, EMR Policy Institute, The People's Initiative Foundation, and ElectromagneticHealth.org
Publication date: 2009
Language: English

Summary: This report discusses the research on the risk of brain tumors associated with cell phone use.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Center for Children's Environmental Health
Publisher: University of California, Davis
Language: English

Summary: The Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention is a multi-disciplinary collaborative research organization established to examine how toxic chemicals may influence the development of autism in children. The Center's goal is to contribute knowledge about autism that will lead to new strategies for the prevention and treatment of the condition. This website provides a list of resources on autism and children's environmental health, press-release statements from the Center, information on upcoming events, links to their newsletters, and information on how to get involved.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research: Metal Mixtures and Children's Health
Publisher: The Harvard School of Public Health
Language: English

Summary: The Center for Children's Environmental and Disease Prevention Research addresses the concerns of a community living in the Tar Creek Superfund site of Oklahoma -- an area highly contaminated with metals (lead, cadmium, iron, manganese) in mining waste by conducting well-integrated research projects focused on the development of children.


website

Website: Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction
Publisher: National Toxicology Program
Language: English

Summary: The Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) publishes monographs that assess the evidence that environmental chemicals, physical substances, or mixtures cause adverse effects on reproduction or development. CERHR also provides their own opinion and comments on whether these substances are hazardous for humans.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: English

Summary: The Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention examines the effect of environmental exposures on children's health. Through a multidisciplinary research approach, the center translates and communicates their findings to clinical and public health professionals and policy makers.


book

cover of the bookBook: Child Health and the Environment
Author: Donald T. Wigle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 2003
Language: English

Summary: This textbook provides an overview of key children's environmental health issues at different stages of development, taking into account issues such as poverty, genetic traits, and nutrition. Also includes a discussion of environmental exposure sources, interventions, and standards.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Childhood Asthma Overview
Publisher: American Lung Association
Language: English

Summary: Is your child suffering from childhood asthma? Find out what childhood asthma is, signs, symptoms, and triggers. If you have any additional questions, call 1-800-LUNGUSA.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Children and Ozone Air Pollution Factsheet
Publisher: American Lung Association
Language: English

Summary: This factsheet gives basic information about ozone and the health implications for children who are exposed to ozone.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Children and Poison
Publisher: Washington Poison Center
Language: English

Summary: Get Mr. Yuk stickers, educational materials in mutliple languages and videos all designed to help prevent accidental poisoning. Check out your own box of teaching materials. Sign up for food and toy safety alerts.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Children, Cancer and the Environment
Publisher: Natural Resources Defense Council
Language: English

Summary: Are there environmental influences for childhood cancer? This website gives basic information about cancer in children and environmental influences. Find out what steps can be taken to eliminate children's exposure to these environmental contaminants.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Children's Environmental Health Center
Publisher: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Language: English

Summary: Mount Sinai School of Medicine conducts research, education, and training on the environmental causes of disease in children, including asthma, autism, cancer, learning disabilities, and obesity. This website provides accessible information for pediatricians, obstetricians, practicing physicians, parents, caregivers, or the general public with information and resources in children's environmental health. The Children's Environmental Health Center also provides continuing education and training for physicians in pediatric environmental health.


website

Website: Children's Environmental Health Center
Publisher: Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
Language: English

Summary: The Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) investigates the effects of the environment on children's respiratory health, with a focus on asthma and airway diseases. This website offers information about their research findings and key publications.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Children's Environmental Health Project
Publisher: Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Language: English

Summary: The Children's Environmental Health Project was designed to give clinicians and patients the most fundamental and essential information on the health effects of environmental exposures. Topics include environmental influences on respiratory health, nervous system disorders, cancer and immune function (including allergies), dermatological health, and reproductive health.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Children's Environmental Health: Online Resources for Health Care Providers
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: This website provides basic information for health care providers and patients on key topics in children's environmental health, such as air quality, asthma, lead, mercury, mold, pesticides, water, and climate change.


report

cover of the reportReport: Children's Exposure to Elemental Mercury: A National Review of Exposure Events
Author: Richard E. Besser, M.D.
Publisher: A collaboration of the Mercury Workgroup, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication date: 2009
Language: English

Summary: ATSDR and CDC prepared a report that identifies the most common sources in which children are exposed to mercury and describes the location, demographics, and proportion of children exposed to elemental mercury in the United States.


website

Website: Children's Safe Products Act
Publisher: Department of Ecology - State of Washington
Language: English

Summary: The Children's Safe Products Act of 2008 works to eliminate toxic chemicals in children's products and will protect health and safety of children in Washington State.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Choices for a Healthy Pregnancy
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Are you pregnant or planning to pregnant? Find out which foods, personal care items, and cleaning supplies are safer for you and your developing child.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Choosing a Healthy Childcare Facility
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: What should you look for when choosing a childcare facility? Here are questions you can ask and resources to use when searching for a healthy and safe childcare facility.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Choosing Safer Products: Clothing and Apparel
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Shopping for your child's clothing or apparel? Learn which types of materials used for clothes, shoes, bibs, bags, and diapers are safest for your child to wear.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Choosing Safer Products: Furniture
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Protect you and your family by buying furniture that is free from toxic materials. Learn which types of toxic materials you should avoid when choosing furniture.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Choosing Safer Products: Lunchboxes and Food Storage
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Which materials are safest to store your child's lunch in? Learn about which products to avoid and which to purchase.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Choosing Safer Products: Mattresses and Changing Pads
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: As you prepare your nursery or child's room, keep in mind that some materials used for mattresses or changing pads may contain hazardous chemicals such as flame retardants, vinyl, or teflon. This website contains information about materials in which you should use and avoid.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Choosing Safer Products: Tableware
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Some tableware products may contain hazardous chemicals. Choose safer utensils, bowls, dishes, and placemats for you and your family.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Choosing Safer Products: Tips for Choosing Healthy Food
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Which food products are safest and healthiest to eat? Find out which kinds of infant formula, fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats, and prepared foods are safest to consume for you and your family.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Clean School Bus USA
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: Clean School Bus USA aims to reduce children's exposure to diesel exhaust and the amount of air pollution created by diesel school buses. Find out how EPA is partnering up with bus drivers, transportation managers, teachers, businesses, and public health organizations to reduce pollution from public school buses.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Climate Change and the Health of Children
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: An informative website about the consequences of extreme weather, coastal zone issues, air pollution, and heat on the health of children.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Climate Change and Your Child's Health
Publisher: Canadian Institute of Child Health
Language: English

Summary: How is the climate changing and what kind of climate can we expect for the future? Learn about how climate change is affect our children's health and what we can do to help.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Committee on Environmental Health
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Language: English

Summary: The Committee on Environmental Health (COEH) issues policy statements on environmental health hazards for children. They provide pediatricians with information and resources to better understand environmental hazards and their effects on the developing body of children. Current policy statements issued by the COEH include those of ambient air pollution, chemical-biological terrorism, environmental tobacco smoke, infant methemoglobinemia, global climate change, mercury, antimicrobial agents in animal agriculture, phthalates, radiation, lead, molds, and ultraviolet radiation.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Consensus Statement on Electromagnetic Radiation - Draft - 10 October 2006
Publisher: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Language: English

Summary: Members within the Collaborative on Health and the Environment along with colleagues from science, medicine, and environmental health have signed a statement indicated health concerns associated with electromagnetic radiation. This statement includes recommendations on ways to reduce exposure to electromagnetic radiation for families and communities.


video

logo of the websiteVideo: Contaminated without Consent
Publisher: Chemical Safety Workgroup
Language: English

Summary: This free 16-minute video provides information about the hidden risks from chemical contaminants found in our homes, workplaces, the products we buy, and our bodies.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Control De Plagas (Pest Control)
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: Spanish

Summary: What are the different types of pesticides that can be found in your home? What is pesticide poisoning and what should you do if someone in your home is poisoned by a pesticide? Find out how to keep your home and family safe from pesticides.


video

cover of the DVDVideo: Creating Healthy Environments for Children: Easy Steps for Homes, Child Care Centers and Schools
Publisher: Healthy Child Health World
Language: English

Summary: This twenty minute educational DVD includes informational presentations, toolkits, factsheets, and quizzes for parents, childcare providers, and school personnel on how to protect children from environmental hazards. This website also includes free downloadable material on arsenic, safer art and hobby supplies, indoor air quality, healthy cleaning, healthy foods, healthy renovating, pesticides, lead, mercury, plastics, and safe drinking water.


consumer guide

image of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Did You Know There Is Lead In Some Mexican Candy From Mexico?
Publisher: California Poison Control System
Language: English

Summary: This factsheet provides information for consumers and retailers about lead in Mexican candy.


website

Website: Did You Know There Is Lead In Some Mexican Candy From Mexico?
Publisher: California Poison Control System
Language: English

Summary: This website provides factsheets and information for consumers, educators, health care providers, and retailers about lead in Mexican candy, including a list of candy companies that have been certified by the Office of California Attorney General as tested and safe to eat.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: This one-stop EPA site provides information about drinking water quality in schools and child care facilities. The current focus on this website is on lead in drinking water in schools and child care facilities, with information about the sources of lead in drinking water, guidance materials to assist with testing for lead in drinking water, and information on the laws and regulations concerning lead in drinking water.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Educators and Advocates
Publisher: Washington Poison Center
Language: English

Summary: This website provides resources and materials for supporting organizations to educate the public about poison control and prevention. If you have any questions about poison prevention, call 1-800-572-4104 or 206-517-2388 (Seattle).


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: El Humo De Tabaco De Segunda Mano La Salud De Los Niños (Secondhand Tobacco Smoke and Children's Health)
Publisher: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency
Language: Spanish

Summary: This guide provides information about the health effects of secondhand smoke to pregnant women and children


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Elemental Mercury Exposed - Case Two
Publisher: A collaboration of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region Five
Language: English

Summary: A case study designed for clinicians to help enhance their ability to diagnose, treat, and communicate to patients about mercury-related illnesses, particularly in children.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Environment and the Developing Brain
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: English

Summary: Scientists have made tremendous progress in understanding how the brain works, and are gaining new insight into the role that environmental exposures may play in the development of disorders such as autism and attention deficit disorder.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health and Autism
Publisher: Autism Society of America
Language: English

Summary: The Autism Society's Environmental Health Project aims to further our understanding of the environmental influences to autism. This website offers free courses on autism and children's environmental health to help create awareness of the possible effects of environmental influences to autism and other environmentally-related illnesses.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Health Initiative: 2009 Teleconferences
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Language: English

Summary: This website provides a list and link to teleconferences pertaining to the environmental influences on the development of children. Also includes audio archives and teleconference materials.


journal article

cover of the journalArticle: Environmental Health Perspectives
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: English

Summary: The Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news articles. This website provides free links to articles pertaining to recent and past articles of children's environmental health issues.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma: Guidelines for Health Care Providers
Publisher: National Environmental Education Foundation
Language: English, Spanish

Summary: This website summarizes guidelines that integrate environmental management of asthma into pediatric health care. These documents provide health care providers with necessary information to effectively treat pediatric asthma in relation to environmental health. They outline the environmental interventions that should be communicated to patients.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Environmental Risks to Preconception, Prenatal and Child Health
Publisher: Best Start Resource Centre, in collaboration with the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Publication date: 2007
Language: English

Summary: The Best Start Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that supports service providers to implement effective health promotion programs for expectant and new parents (including both mom and dad), newborns, and young children. If you are looking for ways to incorporate information about environmental risks to preconception, prenatal, and young children into your regular programming, through workshops, displays, handouts, awareness, education, advocacy, policy development etc, this bulletin will link you to key Canadian sources.


consumer guide

Factsheet/Guide: Environmental Toxins and Disabilities: A Concern Throughout the Lifespan
Publisher: A collaboration of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units, and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Language: English

Summary: This factsheet contains general information about the environmental influences on developmental and learning disabilities, including information that specifically pertains to pregnant women and children. Topics covered in this factsheet include lead, pesticides, cleaning products, flame retardants, and plastics.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Epigenética?
Publisher: Epigenome Network of Excellence
Language: Spanish

Summary: This website provides the latest news and research articles on Epigenetics.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Epigenetics
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Language: English

Summary: This website provides an audio slide show, an interview with Randy Jirtle, a geneticist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University, and other online resources of epigenetics and how our lifestyle might affect the health of our children and even grandchildren.


journal article

Article: epigenetics
Publisher: Landes Bioscience
Language: English

Summary: This website offers downloadable papers on epigenetics addressing new research in the field. Some articles may require subscriptions.


journal article

cover of the articleArticle: Epigenetics: The Science of Change
Author: Bob Weinhold
Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives
Publication date: 2006
Language: English

Summary: This article describes past, current, and future research on epigenetics, including scientific mechanisms of epigenetics and links to diseases.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Epigenetics?
Publisher: Epigenome Network of Excellence
Language: English

Summary: This website provides the latest news and research articles on Epigenetics.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: EWG's Guide to Infant Formula and Baby Bottles: Guide to Baby-Safe Bottles & Formula
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Language: English

Summary: EWG provides a guide for buying baby-safe bottles and formulas. Find out what steps should be taken when bottle-feeding your child. Use this guide to feed your baby safely.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Extreme Heat: Effects on Children and Pregnant Women
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: Pregnant women and children may be more susceptible to extreme heat. Find out how you can protect your child from dehydration and heat stroke.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Farm to School
Publisher: National Farm to School Network
Language: English

Summary: Farm to School programs are popping up all over the United States. These programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving school nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farms.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Feeding Infants: A Guide for Use in the Child Nutrition Programs
Publisher: United States Department of Agriculture: Food and Nutrition Service
Language: English

Summary: This guide offers advice and information on infant development, nutrition for infants, breastfeeding and formula feeding, preventing tooth decay, feeding solid foods, drinking from a cup, choking prevention, sanitary food preparation and safe food handling, commercially-prepared and home-prepared baby food, and some of the infant meal pattern requirements.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Fertility Research Exchange Listserv
Publisher: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Language: English

Summary: The CHE Fertility Research Exchange Listserv is intended to facilitate the collaboration of scientists in the environmental reproductive health field by creating a forum for researchers to share tissue banks, surplus study samples, data sets, and other research tools used in human and animal studies.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Find an Eco-Healthy Child Care
Publisher: Oregon Environmental Council
Language: English

Summary: Eco-Healthy Child Care ensures that child care settings are as environmentally-friendly as possible. Child care facilities can qulify as eco-healthy if they complete a 30-question checklist that demonstrates their facility as a safe and healthy environment for children. Eco-Healthy endorses facilities that qualify with a certificate and poster for their commitment to the environment and human health.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Fish Facts for Health Nutrition: Advice for Women and Children
Publisher: Washington State Department of Health
Language: English

Summary: Are you pregnant, planning to be pregnant, nursing, or have children? If so, you and your children may be more sensitive to contamination in fish. Find out what kinds of fish and the amount of fish that should be consumed for a healthy diet.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Five Steps to a Healthy Nursery or Child's Room
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: What materials are safe to use for your nursery or child's room? Find out what steps to take to make a healthy living environment for you and your family.


website

cover of the brochureWebsite: Folic Acid Every Day
Publisher: Spina Bifida Association of America
Language: English

Summary: Why is folic acid essential for a healthy pregnancy? Learn how you can make folic acid a daily part of your routine.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Green Building
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: U.S. EPA provides information, resources, and tools in the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of green homes, schools, commercial buildings, laboratories, and health care facilities. Topics include waste reduction, toxics reduction, indoor air quality, energy conservation, and other components of green building.


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Website: Greener Electronics
Publisher: Greenpeace International
Language: English

Summary: Find greener and healthier electronics on this website. Electronic companies are rated based on their use of green materials.


consumer guide

copy of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Guide to Children's Personal Care Products
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Language: English

Summary: EWG provides a useful guide for purchasing safe and healthy personal care items for babies, children and adults. Includes toothpaste, sunscreen, baby wipes, lotion and more. Find out what ingredients you should avoid when buying these products, and health concerns.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Having a Healthy Pregnancy
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Language: English

Summary: Learn about the ABC's of a safe and healthy pregnancy. This website contains a list of the most basic and important pregnancy tips for women who are pregnant or planning to be pregnant.


book

cover of the bookBook: Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood
Author: Sandra Steingraber
Publisher: Perseus Publishing
Publication date: 2001
Language: English

Summary: Sandra Steingraber, an ecologist and mother, explores pregnancy from a biologist's point of view. She examines the effect of environmental toxins on pregnant and breastfeeding women, especially the effects these toxins can have on the developing child.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Hazardous Products and Healthy Alternatives
Publisher: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
Language: English

Summary: Protect you and your family by disposing of hazardous products properly. This website provides proper disposal information for hazardous products and healthy alternatives for common household products. Call 206-296-4692 (Seattle) for help on household hazards.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Health Care Without Harm: The Campaign for Environmentally Responsible Health Care
Publisher: Health Care Without Harm
Language: English

Summary: The Health Care Without Harm campaign is a worldwide effort to transform the health care sector into an ecologically sustainable and healthy environment without compromising patient safety or care. Find out how hospitals and health care systems can minimize environmental impacts to create a healthy and safe environment for patient care. This website contains information on mercury, PVCs, medical waste, food safety and nutrition, BFRs, electronics, pesticides, green purchasing, and chemical policies for hospitals and health care systems.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Health Condition Fact Sheets
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Health
Language: English

Summary: Minnesota Department of Health has developed and compiled factsheets of more than 40 of the most common birth defects. These factsheets include a general description of the condition, prevalence, common associated conditions, short and long-term treatment and outcomes, common complications, and implications for child development.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Health House: Tip Sheets
Publisher: American Lung Association
Language: English

Summary: This website provides information for healthy landscaping, asthma triggers, furnace filters, mold control, radon, backdrafting, carbon monoxide, pest control, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, dust mites, secondhand smoke, lead, and pollutants in your home.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy Baby, Healthy Milk: Chemical Pollution in a Mother's Milk
Publisher: Natural Resources Defense Council
Language: English

Summary: This website provides a summary of health concerns regarding breast milk and infant formula.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy Car: The Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Cars
Publisher: Ecology Center
Language: English

Summary: HealthyCar.org is based on research conducted by the Ecology Center that looks at the presence of key hazardous materials contained in vehicles. Search the HeatlhyCar.org database for car seats by type or brand. The results will lead you to a HealthyCar.org website in which the car seats are ranked by level of concern based on the amount of hazardous materials contained in the car seat.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT)
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: The Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEATv2) is a fully customized and easy to use software program designed to help school districts evaluate and manage all of their environmental, safety, and health issues. This website provides access to HealthySEAT information materials, HealthySEAT software, and webinars.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Help Your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight
Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Language: English

Summary: What can you do to prevent overweight and obesity in your child? This website provides helpful information and tips in keeping children healthy, fit, and active.


report

cover of the reportReport: Hidden Hazards: Health Impacts of Toxins in Polymer Clays
Publisher: U.S. PIRG
Publication date: 2002
Language: English

Summary: This report describes the hazards associated with polymer clays that are contain polyvinyl chlorides (PVC) and phthalates.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: High Performance Schools
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: High performance schools are facilities that improve the learning environment while saving energy, money, and resources. This informative website offers detailed information on High Performance Schools, including answers to frequently asked questions, benefits, finance, design, and other key components of High Performance Schools.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Home Health Assessment -- Free!
Publisher: American Lung Association
Language: English

Summary: Are there chemicals and toxins in your home that may be making you and your family sick? You may benefit from a free home health assessment from a trained Master Home Environmentalist. Call 206-441-5100 (Seattle), 253-798-7674 (Tacoma), or 509-325-6516 (Spokane) to schedule a visit.


video

logo of the websiteVideo: Home Lead Sampling Video
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: This video provides important information on how to identify lead hazards in your home and how to take dust samples to the laboratory for testing.


video

logo of the websiteVideo: Home Pesticide Sampling Video
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: This video gives information about pesticides in the home, how to prevent exposure to pesticides, and how to sample for pesticides. This excerpt includes information on common household products where pesticides are frequently found, ways in which children are exposed to pesticides, and methods to protect children from pesticide exposure.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Home Repair and Building Materials
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Many products used for construction and renovation for homes contain hazardous chemicals and materials. This website offers basic information about hazardous chemicals and materials that should be avoided while doing home repairs or remodeling. Topics include paints, carpets, wood preservatives, lead, asbestos, and vinyl PVCs.


database

logo of the websiteDatabase: Household Products Database
Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Language: English

Summary: The Household Products database in the National Library of Medicine provides scientists and consumers with the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) of over 8,000 consumer products. They provide information on the manufacturer, chemical ingredients, acute and chronic health effects of chemical ingredients in a specific brand, and other toxicology-related information.


book

cover of the bookBook: How Everyday Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in the Workplace
Author: Paul D. Blanc, MD
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2007
Language: English

Summary: The book provides information about the hidden dangers in the products used in homes and at work. Some of these products discussed include glue and rubber cement, chlorine bleach, rayon and other synthetic textiles, welding and other metal fumes, wood preservations, and gasoline additives.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: IAQ Tools for Schools: Managing Asthma in the School Environment
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: The Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action kit helps school personnel identify, solve, and prevent indoor air quality problems in the school environment. This website contains information for effective asthma management plans in schools, ways to control animal allergens, mold and moisture control, controlling cockroach and pest allergies, eliminating secondhand smoke exposure, and reducing student's exposure to dust mites.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: In Harm's Way: Chemical Factsheet
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Language: English

Summary: Physicians for Social Responsibility offers chemical factsheets on the health effects and characteristics of exposures to toxicants in children. These toxicants include metals, pesticides, nicotine, dioxins, PCBs, and fluorides.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Indoor Air
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: Arabic

Summary: How is the indoor air quality of your home affected by tobacco smoke, asthma triggers, carbon monoxide, and radon and why is it harmful to your family? This guide provides basic information about indoor air pollutants and ways to improve indoor air quality in your home.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Indoor airPLUS
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: Keep families safe by building homes that are environmental friendly. Indoor airPLUS was created by EPA to assist builders in meeting consumer demands for homes with improved indoor air quality. The EPA provides construction specifications, such as selection of moisture control systems; heating, ventilation and air condition systems; radon resistant construction, combustion-venting systems; and low-emitting building materials. Find out how a new home can become indoor airPLUS qualified.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Indoor Water
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: Arabic

Summary: Find out how lead, copper, arsenic, and pesticides can cause water to become harmful to the health of you and your family. Find out what you can do to keep your indoor water free from these chemicals.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Integrated Pest Management in Schools
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a cost-effective method for pest control that brings about the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. This website offers information on the IPM approach for pest management in schools, with links to a booklet, brochure, video, and a how-to manual for IPM.


website

Website: International Conference on Fetal Programming and Developmental Toxicity
Publisher: The Nordic Council
Language: English

Summary: This website contains abstracts and some speaker slides and posters of experimental and epidemiological studies of environmental influences on fetal and early postnatal development.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: IPMopedia
Publisher: IPMopedia
Language: English

Summary: IPMopedia offers free and up-to-date integrated pest management advice directly from green gardening experts. Whether you need to identify and eliminate a troublesome pest, find the perfect plant species for a new project, or brush up on the latest planning and design tips, IPMopedia has the tools and information to help you stay green, healthy, and informed.


website

Website: Kid-Safe Chemicals Act
Author: GovTrack.us
Publisher: GovTrack.us
Language: English

Summary: The Kid-Safe Chemicals Act would require industrial chemicals to be proven safe for infants, children, and other vulnerable groups in order to get on the market or stay on the market. Find the current status of this bill.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: La Calidad del Aire Interior en las Escuelas: ¿Es un problema de su niño o niña? (Indoor Air Quality: Is It A Problem at Your Child's School?)
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: Spanish

Summary: What causes bad indoor air quality in schools and what can you do to protect your children's health while at school? Find out how schools can improve indoor air quality.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: LA PRÁCTICA DE LA PREVENCIÓN: ¿Cuál es la conexión entre la televisión y los problemas de atención? (Practice Prevention: What's the Connection between Television and Attention Problems?)
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: Spanish

Summary: What is attention-deficit disorder and how does watching television contribute to attention problems in children? Find out how much television health professionals recommend your children watch for healthy brain and nerve development.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: LA PRÁCTICA DE LA PREVENCIÓN: El Plomo (Practice Prevention: Lead)
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: Spanish

Summary: What is lead and how can lead affect children's health? Find out how children can be exposed to lead and what you can do to reduce your child's risk.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: LA PRÁCTICA DE LA PREVENCIÓN: Los PBDEs (Practice Prevention: PBDEs)
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: Spanish

Summary: What kind of products are PBDEs found in? What is the effect of PBDEs on children's health and development? Find out how children are exposed to PBDEs and what you can do to reduce your child's risk.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: LA PRÁCTICA DE LA PREVENCIÓN: Los PLAGUICIDAS (Practice Prevention: Pesticides)
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: Spanish

Summary: How are children exposed to pesticides and how does exposure affect their health? Find out how to reduce children's exposure to pesticides.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: LA PRÁCTICA DE LA PREVENCIÓN: Mercurio (Practice Prevention: Mercury)
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: Spanish

Summary: This guide provides basic information about what mercury is, how mercury affects children's nervous systems, common routes of exposure to mercury, and how to reduce children's risk to mercury exposure.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Laboratory Chemicals
Publisher: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
Language: English

Summary: Chemicals that are used in school laboratories may be hazardous and need to be disposed of properly. This link provides information on how to handle hazardous chemicals. If your school is within the boundaries of King County, you may be able to receive an on-site consultation in by calling 206-263-8899.


website

Website: Lead Exposure Case Study
Publisher: City of Chicago Department of Public Health, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in collaboration with Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, and Centers for Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety
Language: English

Summary: This website provides an interactive case study on lead exposure to children. The goal of this case study is to familiarize clinicians with the guidelines and laws for lead screening in children, be familiar with the measures to prevent lead exposure and lead poisoning in children, understand the role of the health department in lead poisoning, and know where to find additional information on the web.


website

Website: Lead in Children's Toys: Questions and Answers for Parents
Publisher: New York State Department of Health
Language: English

Summary: This website answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding lead in toys. Learn about lead in toys, sources and routes of lead exposure, the health effects of lead poisoning, and lead screening.


consumer guide

Factsheet/Guide: Lead in Children's Toys: Questions and Answers for Parents
Publisher: New York State Department of Health
Language: Chinese

Summary: This website answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding lead in toys. Learn about lead in toys, sources and routes of lead exposure, the health effects of lead poisoning, and lead screening.


consumer guide

Factsheet/Guide: Lead in Children's Toys: Questions and Answers for Parents
Publisher: New York State Department of Health
Language: Russian

Summary: This website answers some of the frequently asked questions regarding lead in toys. Learn about lead in toys, sources and routes of lead exposure, the health effects of lead poisoning, and lead screening.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Local Farms - Healthy Kids
Publisher: Washington Environmental Council
Language: English

Summary: The Washington State Local Farm - Healthy Kids Act expands children's access to locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Act established a state "Farm to School" Program that will connect schools with community farmers and will provide necessary information and technical assistance to both school districts and farms. This act also helps children from low-income families purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Make a Clean Sweep with a WVE Green Cleaning Party!
Publisher: Women's Voices for the Earth
Language: English

Summary: Host a green cleaning party or find a green cleaning recipe on this website. Find out which green cleaners are most effective.


consumer guide

cover of the guideFactsheet/Guide: Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools
Publisher: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Language: English

Summary: This guide provides information for teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, school nurses, and even the principal on their role in creating an asthma-friendly school. This 36-page guide, updated in 2003 follows the latest asthma treatment guidelines, which includes easily reproducible information sheets on how peak flow meters and metered-dose inhalers work, a fill-in asthma action plan template for students with asthma to keep on file, an information sheet on the early signs of an asthma attack, and much more.


book

cover of the bookBook: Maternal and Child Health: Programs, Problems, and Policy in Public Health, Second Edition
Author: Jonathan B. Kotch
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Publication date: 2005
Language: English

Summary: This book provides an overview of the issues and extent of maternal and child health services in the United States with the purpose of advocating policy development in maternal and child health.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Melamine: Information for Pediatric Health Professionals
Publisher: Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units
Language: English

Summary: The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) has designed a factsheet for health care providers outlining melamine information that would be helpful for patients, including foods that may be contaminated with melamine, the health effects of melamine (particularly for infants), the appropriate medical evaluation for melamine exposure, and the regulatory actions that are being taken to prevent melamine exposure.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Mercury
Publisher: Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Language: English

Summary: Information for homes and schools about mercury. Where can mercury be found and why are children especially vulnerable to mercury? Find out how to reduce the hazards of mercury on children's health in school.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Mold
Publisher: Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Language: English

Summary: How is mold harmful to the health of children. Learn what you can do to minimize mold growth in your home.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Mold Course: Introduction to Mold Remediation for Environmental and Public Health Professionals
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: The U.S. EPA designed a course aimed at environmental and public health professionals which provides information and guidelines on mold growth, remediation, evaluation, communication, and prevention.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Mold in My School? What Do I Do?
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: U.S. EPA provides information on the most important indoor mold-related health conditions in schools. This website describes the causes, health effects, and solutions to preventing and cleaning up mold.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Natural Yard Care
Publisher: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
Language: English

Summary: Protect family health by using natural yard care methods. For more information, e-mail the Garden Hotline at help@gardenhotline.org or call 206-633-0224 (Seattle).


website

Website: New Research: Epigenetic Transgeneration Adult-Onset Disease
Author: Trevor Covert
Publisher: Epigenetic News
Language: English

Summary: Epigenetic News provides the latest news and opinions on the latest discoveries and advances in the field of epigenetics.


video

logo of the websiteVideo: NOW with Bill Moyers: Kids and Chemicals (Excerpt 1)
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Language: English

Summary: An excerpt from a one hour long program from the PBS series “NOW with Bill Moyers” which features discussions on air pollution, asthma, lead, and neurodevelopment disorders.


report

cover of the reportReport: Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way toward Healthier Youth
Author: Committee on Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools, Virginia A. Stallings and Ann L. Yaktine
Publisher: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication date: 2007
Language: English

Summary: Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools offers both reviews and recommendations about appropriate nutrition standards and guidance for the availability, sale, content, and consumption of foods at school, with attention to competitive foods.


website

Website: Organophosphate Pesticides and Child Health: A Primer for Health Care Providers
Publisher: A collaboration of the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center and the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
Language: English

Summary: This website provides a course for health care providers on children's susceptibility to pesticides, particularly organophosphate pesticides. The goal of this activity is to increase the competency of health care providers to recognize and respond to childhood pesticide-related illnesses.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: OTIS Fact Sheets
Publisher: Organization of Teratology Information Specialists
Language: English

Summary: OTIS has compiled a list of factsheets about the effects of certain medications, herbal products, maternal conditions, illicit substances, infections, and vaccines on pregnancy. This website provides answers to frequently asked questions concerning exposures to toxic chemicals during pregnancy or lactation.


book

cover of the bookBook: Our Children's Toxic Legacy: How Science and Law Fail to Protect Us from Pesticides
Author: John Wargo
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 1998
Language: English

Summary: John Wargo, one of the nation's leading experts in pesticide policy, traces the history of pesticide law and science, with a focus on the hazards faced by children. In this book, Wargo suggests fundamental reforms of science and law necessary to understand and contain the health risks exposed to children.


book

cover of the bookBook: "Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? -- A Scientific Detective Story
Publisher:
Language: English

Summary:


book

Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers: 1996
Author: Our Stolen Future explores and describes how endocrine disruption chemicals were discovered, how they can alter development of the fetus in the womb, the impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals on children, and how families and communities can protect themselves.
Publisher: http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/
Publication date: environmental and public health professionals, parents/general public, pregnant women, policymakers
Language: Plume/Penguin Books

Summary: chemical exposures, bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, prenatal exposures, toxicants


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Out of Harm's Way: Preventing Toxic Threats to Child Development
Publisher: Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
Language: English

Summary: A personal guide designed for parents and future parents on how to create a healthy environment for children's development. This guide provides information on how to reduce children's exposure to pesticides, lead, mercury, solvents, toxic household products, and building materials.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Ozone and Your Patients' Health
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: Ozone and Your Patient's Health is designed for primary care physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and asthma educators on how to counsel patients with asthma and respiratory symptoms. This course also provides clinicians with patient education tools to help patients understand the effect of ozone on respiratory health.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Parenting Corner Q&A: Lead Screening
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Language: English

Summary: Should your child be screened for lead poisoning? Answer questions on this website to determine if you should take your child in for lead screening.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Parenting Corner Q&A: Toy Safety
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Language: English

Summary: The AAP provides 10 tips for choosing and buying safe and appropriate toys for children. This website also offers age recommendation on toys that may be hazardous for children's health.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Parents and Mercury
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: Which household items contain mercury? Find out how to recycle or dispose of mercury-containing products and how to clean up mercury spills properly.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Pass Up the Poison Plastic: The PVC-Free Guide for Your Family & Home
Publisher: Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Language: English

Summary: CHEJ has created this guide to empower parents and consumers to make healthier shopping choices to protect families from poisonous PVC plastics. Find out why you should avoid buying PVC products, tips for avoiding PVC, a list of PVC-free products and suppliers, a list of common household products and packaging that may contain PVC, and a list of other plastics to avoid.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Language: English

Summary: The Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit is a training programs that consists of a web-based interactive module that trains physicians to recognize links between toxic chemicals and health effects, including routes of exposures and patient communication of health issues. The toolkit training program also includes easy-to-use reference materials, posters, take-home materials for patients, and information on key concepts in pediatric environmental health.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Pest Allergens
Publisher: Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Language: English

Summary: What are pest allergens and how can you reduce your child's exposure to them in your home? Learn about simple pest management strategies to control pest infestations.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Pest Control
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: Arabic

Summary: What are the different types of pesticides that can be found in your home? What is pesticide poisoning and what should you do if someone in your home is poisoned by a pesticide? Find out how to keep your home and family safe from pesticides.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Pesticides
Publisher: Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Language: English

Summary: What are the health effects of pesticides on developing children? Find ways to manage and decrease the use of pesticides in your home or garden.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Pesticides in Toothpaste, Soap, and Breast Milk -- Is It Kid Safe?
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Language: English

Summary: Pesticides like triclosan can be found in every-day consumer products. Is this daily exposure to pesticides safe for children? The EWG provides a handy (printable) guide on triclosan, with information on where triclosan is found, problems associated with Triclosan, and ways to avoid Triclosan.


consumer guide

image of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Pesticides in Toothpaste, Soap, and Breast Milk -- Is It Kid Safe?
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Language: English

Summary: Pesticides like triclosan can be found in every-day consumer products. Is this daily exposure to pesticides safe for children? The EWG provides a handy (printable) guide on triclosan, with information on where triclosan is found, problems associated with Triclosan, and ways to avoid Triclosan.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Pesticides: Safer Ways to Defend Your Garden
Publisher: Sierra Club
Language: English

Summary: This website provides helpful tips to decrease your family's exposure to pesticides in your yard and garden.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Pharos: Signaling the Future of Material Selection
Publisher: Healthy Building Network
Language: English

Summary: The Pharos Project is a partnership between those who use building materials with those who study the products' health and environment. The Pharos Project was created to assess green building materials in the market based on health + pollution, environment + resources, and social + community.


consumer guide

Factsheet/Guide: Plomo en los Juguetes de Niños: Preguntas y Respuestas para los Padres (Lead in Children's Toys: Questions and Answers for Parents)
Publisher:
Language: Spanish

Summary: This website answers some of the frequently asked questions regarding lead in toys. Learn about lead in toys, sources and routes of lead exposure, the health effects of lead poisoning, and lead screening.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Practice Prevention: "What's the Connection between Television and Attention Problems?"
Publisher: Institute for Children's Environmental Health
Language: English

Summary: What is attention-deficit disorder and how does watching television contribute to attention problems in children? Find out how much television health professionals recommend your children watch to maintain healthy brain and nerve development.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Practice Prevention: Baby Care Products
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: English

Summary: Are baby products safe? This website contains a summary of health concerns of some baby products and healthy alternatives to those products.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Practice Prevention: Is Your House a Science Experiment
Publisher: Institute for Children's Environmental Health
Language: English

Summary: Provides basic information about mold, including causes and effects of mold. Find out how you can prevent mold growth and what to do if you have a mold problem.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Practice Prevention: Lead
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: English

Summary: What is lead and how can lead affect children's health? Find out how children can be exposed to lead and what you can do to reduce your child's risk.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Practice Prevention: PBDEs
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: English

Summary: What kind of products are PBDEs found in? What is the effect of PBDEs on children's health and development? Find out how children are exposed to PBDEs and what you can do to reduce your child's risk.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Practice Prevention: Perchlorate
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: English

Summary: Find out how children are exposed to perchlorate and how it can cause harm to the developing bodies of children. What can you do to reduce your child's risk?


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Practice Prevention: Pesticides
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: English

Summary: How are children exposed to pesticides and how does it affect their health. Find out how to reduce pesticide exposures to children.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Practice Prevention: Solvents are Tricky!
Publisher: Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative
Language: English

Summary: What are solvents and how are we exposed to them? Find out why solvents are a threat to young children and what you can do to reduce that risk.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Practice Prevention: Thyroid Disease
Publisher: Institute for Children's Environmental Health
Language: English

Summary: How does iodine deficiency cause developmental disabilities and thyroid disease? Learn how a proper nutritional diet can prevent thyroid disease in the developing bodies of young children.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Pregnancy Information
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Language: English

Summary: Learn how to be healthy before, during, and after your pregnancy. This informative website includes helpful tips for a healthy pregnancy, information on planning and preventing problems, genetics and family history, and other concerns you may have.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Pregnancy Information for Health Care Professionals and Researchers
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Language: English

Summary: This website provides a listing of pregnancy-related topics, research articles, data, guidelines, and resources for health care professionals and researchers on pregnancy-related environmental health issues. Includes information on birth defects, blood disorders, chemical exposures, breastfeeding, child development, developmental disorders, diabetes, fetal alcohol syndrome, food and nutrition, and much more.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Preventing Toxic Threats to Child Development: Health Care Provider Fact Sheet
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Language: English

Summary: This informative factsheet provides physicians with useful information regarding frequently asked questions by patients about toxic threats to child development. PSR also offers health care providers some suggested routine questions to ask patients, products to avoid, and dietary advice for patients.


report

logo of the websiteReport: Principles for Evaluating Health Risks in Children Associated with Exposure to Chemicals
Author: Dr. Germaine Buck Louis, Dr. Terri Damstra, Dr. Fernando Diaz-Barriga, Dr. Elaine Faustman, Dr. Ulla Hass, Dr. Robert Kavlock, Dr. Carole Kimmel, Dr. Gary Kimmel, Dr. Kannan Krishnan, Dr. Ulrike Luderer, and Dr. Linda Sheldon
Publisher: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2006
Language: English

Summary: Principles for Evaluating Health Risks in Children Associated with Exposure to Chemicals is a comprehensive report that evaluates the scientific principles to be considered in assessing environmental health risks in children. This report also highlights children's susceptibility and vulnerability to chemical exposures at different periods of development.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Professional/Continuing Education
Publisher: Washington Poison Center
Language: English

Summary: The Washington Poison Center provides several weekly, in-house education programs to help prepare practicing health care professionals on accessing information regarding toxic exposures.


database

cover of the fact sheetDatabase: Profiler Professional Tool for Asthma
Publisher: American Lung Association
Language: English

Summary: This database provides clinicians with an efficient way to find clinical literature pertinent to specific cases of asthma. The Professional Profiler Tool allows physicians to enter the basic parameters of a case and the Profiler Tool will deliver citations of peer-reviewed clinical literature relevant to that specific case along with quick-read summaries.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: How can you protect your family from household lead hazards? Find out where lead can be found and what you can do if lead hazards are identified.


journal article

logo of the websiteArticle: Psychosocial and Environmental Pregnancy Risks
Publisher: Emedicine from WebMD
Language: English

Summary: This article provides a summary of many psychosocial and environmental risks during pregnancy, which includes preconception and postconception risks for both mother and child due to environmental exposures.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: PVC: The Poison Plastic
Publisher: Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Language: English

Summary: CHEJ’s PVC campaign is focused on preventing harm by shifting decision makers from producing, using and disposing of PVC consumer products and packaging and substituting with safer materials. Through the campaign CHEJ is supporting communities hardest hit by environmental injustices from the PVC industry and lifecycle, shifting the market away from poisonous chemicals in consumer products, and supporting model policy efforts to reform chemicals policy.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Quick Guide to Healthy Living: Pregnancy
Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Language: English

Summary: A quick guide to a healthy pregnancy. This website includes information on breastfeeding your baby, folic acid, lead poisoning, and newborn baby screening.


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logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Quick Tips
Publisher: Healthy Child Healthy World
Language: English

Summary: This website provides one-page guides, tips, and checklists for creating a healthy and safe lifestyle for your child. Topics include baby care, food and nutrition, prevention of environmentally-related illnesses, non-toxic and natural products, and environmental hazards and threats.


book

cover of the bookBook: Radioactive Baby Teeth: The Cancer Link
Author: Joseph James Mangano
Publisher: Society for Human Resource Management
Publication date: 2007
Language: English

Summary: This book describes the studies of radiation in baby teeth conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management. It examines how these studies have been used in nuclear policy and discusses evidence that radiation may raise the risk of cancer.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Radon in Schools
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: U.S. EPA recommends all schools be tested for radon. This website offers guidance and instructions for radon testing in schools. If necessary, find out what techniques are available to lower radon levels.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Raising Healthy Children
Publisher: Sierra Club
Language: English

Summary: A guide for safe and healthy baby products. This website includes information and advice about baby bottles, bedding, cleaning products, diapers, floor coverings, food, personal care products, toys, and much more.


book

cover of the bookBook: Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World
Author: Philip J. Landrigan, M.D; Herbert L. Needleman, M.D.; and Mary M. Landrigan, MPA
Publisher: Rodale Press
Publication date: 2002
Language: English

Summary: The book was written to provide parents with the essential and practical information needed to protect children from environmental toxins.


consumer guide

the first recetaFactsheet/Guide: Receta Para La Prevención (Rx for Prevention)
Publisher: Physicians for Social Responsibility
Language: Spanish

Summary: This guide can be divided into 4 "Rx" slips. Each slip corresponds to four different development stages which contains two to four high priority "tips on prevention" for parents on how to avoid environmental toxicants. Health care providers can give the slips to a family if prescribing medication. The Rx pads are set to print 4 to a page and then can be cut down to size.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Reducing Environmental Exposures: The Seven Best Kid-Friendly Practices
Publisher: New York State Department of Health
Language: English

Summary: Brochure designed for parents to increase awareness about exposures to chemicals. Provides easy-to-do tips for keeping a kid-safe environment for children to grow, learn, and play.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Rehab the Lab: Safe Labs that Don't Pollute
Publisher: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
Language: English

Summary: LHWMP offers a free service to schools that help them manage their hazardous chemicals in their labs. This service includes free lesson plans, a database of schools chemicals that provides guidelines for storage, purchase and disposal of chemicals, and tips on how to improve school chemical storage.


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Website: Return Household Medicine in Washington State
Publisher: Unwanted Medicine Return Program
Language: English

Summary: Protect your family and children by properly disposing of unwanted medications. Make your home safe by returning unwanted medication for free in Washington state.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Revise El Tipo De Productos Plásticos Que Utiliza (Advisory about Phthalates and BPA for Patients)
Publisher: Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units
Language: Spanish

Summary: What are phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) and where are they found? Learn about the signs and symbols for plastics that are safe to purchase and those that should be avoided.


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Website: Safe Baby Bottle Act of 2009
Publisher: Washington State Legislature
Language: English

Summary: The Safe Baby Bottle Act of 2009 would have banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and food containers in the State of Washington


website

Website: School Environment Protection Act
Publisher: GovTrack.us
Language: English

Summary: The School Environment Protection Act (SEPA) would have provided minimum standards for pesticide exposures in schools in all states in order to ensure that every child across the country is learning in a safe school environment. Learn more about SEPA and why federal legislation is still needed.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: School Environmental Health and Safety Program
Publisher: Washington State Department of Health
Language: English

Summary: The School Environmental Health and Safety Program aims to reduce the number and severity of illnesses occurring in schools by providing assistance, consultations, and training to schools in Washington State. The website contains a list of resources and guidelines for schools on biological issues, cleaning, facilities and construction, indoor air quality, lead, playgrounds, rules and regulations, student health and safety, and laboratory safety. For more information, call 360-236-3072 (Washington).


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Schooled in Asthma
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Language: English

Summary: The Schooled in Asthma project was developed by the AAP to encourage pediatricians to incorporate school health concepts with current asthma treatment guidelines. This program offers information for clinicians on how to help children more effectively control their asthma, particularly in a school environment.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Schools and Mercury
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: U.S. EPA provides a guide and educator's toolkit on how to prevent mercury spills or to discontinue the use of mercury-containing equipment. Learn how to promote safe mercury and chemical management in schools. The resources offered on this website provides information for school administrators, faculty, staff, and parents on how to reduce mercury hazards for children in schools, avoid liability associated with chemical spills, develop a plan for the management of mercury, and establish collection programs for mercury.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: The Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) is a national effort to ensure that all schools are free from hazards associated with mismanagement of chemicals. SC3 gives K-12 schools information and tools for responsible management of chemicals.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Seafood Selector
Publisher: Environmental Defense Fund
Language: English

Summary: Find out which kinds of seafood and sushi are safest and most environmentally friendly to consume. Print out a handy pocket seafood selector and seafood guide.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Secondhand Smoke and Children Factsheet
Publisher: American Lung Association
Language: English

Summary: Why are children and infants especially susceptible to secondhand smoke? Learn about the health effects of environmental tobacco smoke in infants, young children, and pregnant women.


database

logo of the websiteDatabase: Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database
Publisher: Environmental Working Group
Language: English

Summary: Skin Deep is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products. Products are rated by hazard level and can be searched by product name, ingredient, or company.


consumer guide

cover of the guideFactsheet/Guide: Smart Plastics Guide: Healthier Food Uses of Plastics
Publisher: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Publication date: 2005
Language: English

Summary: Be familiar with what plastic labels mean. Learn which types of plastics are safe to purchase and which should be avoided to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Student Resources
Publisher: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
Language: English

Summary: This website provides students with fun and interactive activities on hazardous household products, local wildlife, recycling, air, water, plants, animal, garbage, and the health effects of common chemicals.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Take the Care for Your Air Tour
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: Take a tour of a house room-by-room to learn the most important ways to protect air quality in your home. Learn about secondhand smoke, pet dander/hair, dust, mold, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and radon.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Teacher Workshops: FREE Hazards on the Homefront Workshop for 6th-12th Grade Teachers
Publisher: King County Solid Waste Division
Language: English

Summary: Sixth to twelfth grade teachers who work in King County, Washington, can attend a free Hazards on the Homefront workshop. Teachers receive ready-to-use lesson plans and fun, hands-on activities on science, human health, and the environment.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: The "Rubber Ducky" Chemical
Publisher: Sierra Club
Language: English

Summary: What are phthalates and how can they be harmful for you and your family's health? Find out how to avoid overuse of phthalates and what's being done to prevent this exposure.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: The ABC's of Asbestos in Schools
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication date: 2003
Language: English

Summary: The U.S. EPA provides parents and teachers with a guide on asbestos. This pamphlet contains information about asbestos in schools. It also outlines the responsibilities of school boards and other school officials to protect school children and employees from possible exposures to asbestos.


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Website: The Buying Guide
Publisher: The Green Guide
Language: English

Summary: A guide to purchasing green, healthy, and non-toxic products for you and your family. These products include baby care products, personal care products, household products, cleaning products, school/office products, and food products.


database

logo of the websiteDatabase: The Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys
Publisher: Ecology Center
Language: English

Summary: Make informed choices about the children's products that you choose to purchase. Search the HealthyToys.org database by product name, UPC code, brand, and level of lead detection. The results will link to the HealthyToys.org web site, where additional results are available, including detailed test results for other chemicals of concern.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: The EMR Policy Institute
Publisher: The EMR Policy Institute: Advancing Sound Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) Public Policy
Language: English

Summary: The mission of EMR Policy Institute is to foster a better understanding of the environmental and human biological effects. Their goal is to work at the federal, state and international levels to foster appropriate, unbiased research and to create better cooperation between federal regulatory agencies with a stake in public health in order to mitigate unnecessary exposures that may be deemed to be hazardous. This website provides information and updates regarding EMF regulation, science, litigation, and public policy issues in the United States and internationally.


database

logo of the websiteDatabase: The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
Publisher: The Endocrine Disruption Exchange Inc./Theo Colborn
Language: English

Summary: The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) has one of the most complete databases on the effects of low-dose disrupting substances on the developing body. In coordination with researchers, the database provides the most up-to-date information on endocrine disruptors and its effect on health and the environment.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: The Environment, Cancer and You
Publisher: Canadian Cancer Society
Language: English

Summary: This factsheet/guide provides information about the links between the environment and cancer. Topics include environmental risk factors for cancer, cancer-causing substances, children's susceptibility to these cancer-causing substances, asbestos, radon, electromagnetic fields, flame retardants, phthalates, teflon, and water quality.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: The Good Guide
Publisher: Good Guide, Inc.
Language: English

Summary: A guide to safe, healthy, and green products. Topics include household products, personal care products, baby care products, food products, and toys.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: The Healthy Baby Resource
Publisher: American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Language: English

Summary: This website provides helpful tips for pregnant women on topics such as nutrition, recreation, personal care, prenatal care, illness, work, home, and garden, and your community.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: The National Children's Study
Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: The National Children's Study will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until the age of 21. The goal of the study is to improve the health and well-being of children.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: The NEW Health eHome
Publisher: Healthy Child Healthy World and WebMD
Language: English

Summary: The NEW Health eHome is an interactive tool to explore possible hazards in your home. You can navigate virtual rooms of a family home and find easy solutions to possible dangers.


website

Website: The No Child Left Inside Act of 2009
Publisher: GovTrack.us
Language: English

Summary: The No Child Left Inside Act would give new incentives and support to school systems that provide environmental education to children. Find the current status of this bill.


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logo of the websiteArticle: The Organic Factor: Tilting the Odds toward Healthy Development
Author: Dr. Charles Benbrook
Publisher: Organic Processing Magazine
Publication date: 2009
Language: English

Summary: Children are exposed to pesticides and food additives very early in life through food, water, and air. What are the adverse health effects of children's early exposure to these contaminants and what can we do to prevent this exposure? Learning about the six ways organic food can help prevent disease throughout life.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: The Resource Guide on Children's Environmental Health
Publisher: Children's Environmental Health Network
Language: English

Summary: This resource guide developed by the Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) contains information and data from national and local organizations on various children's environmental health issues.


consumer guide

cover of the fact sheetFactsheet/Guide: Thinking about Asthma: A Developer's Guide to Building a Healthy Home
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Language: English

Summary: NIEHS offers developers a guide with basic information and resources for rehabilitation, renovation, or construction of a home that is asthma-healthy. Find out what steps a developer can take to decrease the presence of asthma triggers in homes.


database

logo of the websiteDatabase: Toxicant and Disease Database
Publisher: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Language: English

Summary: This searchable database provides information on chemical contaminants and their link to approximately 180 human diseases and conditions.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: Toxic-Free Back-to-School
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Shopping for back-to-school items? Here are some helpful tips on products that are the safest and least toxic as you hunt for back-to-school gear.


database

logo of the websiteDatabase: Toxicity and Exposure Assessment of Children's Health
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English

Summary: The TEACH database contains summaries of scientific literature and U.S. federal regulations of 18 chemicals that affect the health of children. The TEACH database is updated annually and currently contains over 2,800 summaries of scientific articles.


database

logo of the databaseDatabase: Toxipedia
Author: Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT
Publisher: Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders
Language: English

Summary: Toxipedia is a wiki-website created to bring experts and lay people together to lessen the information gap between those with knowledge on environmental and public health and those that need the information to lead healthier lives. This wiki is a resource center which provides a place for people to discuss topics, find educational materials, and obtain accurate information written by people you can trust.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: Toy Hazard Recalls
Publisher: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Language: English

Summary: Check here for toys that have been recalled. CPSC contains a list of recalled toys that are ordered by date, with the most recent recall first.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Training Package for Health Care Providers
Publisher: International Pediatric Association
Language: English

Summary: A training toolkit that consists of over 30 modules of internationally harmonized information and peer-reviewed materials. This training module was prepared for health care providers to enhance their understanding, ability to diagnose, and their capability to communicate with patients, educators, and the media about the influence of environmental factors on children's health. The training includes information on a variety of environmental health issues, including indoor air pollution, lead, mercury, pesticides, POPs, and water quality.


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logo of the websiteWebsite: Welcome to the School Health Index (SHI)
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Language: English

Summary: The School Health Index (SHI) is a self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to help improve their health and safety policies and programs. The website includes access to SHI workshops and training manuals.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: What You Can Do to Protect Children from Environmental Risk
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: Vietnamese

Summary: Learn some easy-to-do tips on ways to protect children from environmental hazards. Topics include indoor air quality, lead poisoning, chemical exposures, carbon monoxide, radon, ultraviolet radiation, and mercury.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: What You Can Do to Protect Children from Environmental Risk
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: Korean

Summary: Learn some easy-to-do tips on ways to protect children from environmental hazards. Topics include indoor air quality, lead poisoning, chemical exposures, carbon monoxide, radon, ultraviolet radiation, and mercury.


consumer guide

logo of the websiteFactsheet/Guide: What You Can Do to Protect Children from Environmental Risk
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Language: Chinese

Summary: Learn some easy-to-do tips on ways to protect children from environmental hazards. Topics include indoor air quality, lead poisoning, chemical exposures, carbon monoxide, radon, ultraviolet radiation, and mercury.


website

logo of the websiteWebsite: What's in a Toy Box?
Publisher: Washington Toxics Coalition
Language: English

Summary: Are you concerned about the possibility of toxic chemicals found in your children's toys? Learn about these toxins and how they may affect your child's physical and mental health.