Major environmental health resources

Web Resources on Environmental Health and Environmental Justice


General Organizations on Health and the Environment

Center for Health, Environment and Justice
http://www.chej.org/
(very important national organization run by Lois Gibbs)

Toxics Action Center
http://www.toxicsaction.org/
(New England-wide toxics resource center)

Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow
http://www.healthytomorrow.org
(Massachusetts organization based on precautionary principle, with over 100 affiliated organizations)

Collaborative Initiative for Research Ethics
http://www.researchethics.org/
(research and education on community-based participatory research in environmental justice)

Center for Environmental Health
http://www.ceh.org
(works on corporate accountability for environmental issues)

Commonweal
http://www.commonweal.org
(combines toxics activism with cancer support groups and spiritual programs)

Collaborative on Health and the Environment
http://www.cheforhealth.org/
(partnership of many organiztions, tied to Commonweal)

Trust for America’s Health
www.HealthyAmericans.org
(major supporter of health tracking)

Pesticide Action Network
http://www.panna.org/

Health Care Without Harm
http://www.noharm.org/
(works to reduce toxic exposures among health workers)

Environmental Working Group
http://www.ewg.org/
(conducted influential body burden study)

Children’s Environmental Health Network
http://www.cehn.org/

Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine)
http://www.childenvironment.org/index.htm

Science and Environmental Health Network
http://www.sehn.org/

Scorecard (Environmental Defense)
http://www.scorecard.org/
(major resource center for toxic chemicals, especially by geographical location)

Asthma and Air Pollution

Boston Urban Asthma Coalition
http://www.buac.org/

Clear the Air
http://cta.policy.net/
(conducts very significant air pollution modeling)

Health Effects Institute
http://www.healtheffects.org/
(key research on particulate matter)

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org
(good data on asthma and air pollution research)

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
http://www.aafa.org
(good source for asthma data)

Toxics Reduction

Toxic Use Reduction Institute
http://www.turi.org/
(Massachusetts state agency with excellent record in reducing toxic emissions)


Breast Cancer Organizations

Silent Spring Institute
www.silentspring.org
(only center in the country devoted to breast cancer and the environment)

Breast Cancer Action
www.bcaction.org
(a leading activist group on breast cancer and the environment)

Cornell Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF)
http://envirocancer.cornell.edu
(includes lots of material on cancer rates and maps, as well as EnviroChem and Cancer Database athttp://envirocancer.cornell.edu/eccd)

National Breast Cancer Coalition
http://www.natlbcc.org
(largest national group, with many state affiliates)

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition
http://www.mbcc.org/
(one of largest state affiliates and very committed to breast cancer and the environment research)

The Breast Cancer Fund
http://www.breastcancerfund.org/site/pp.asp?c=kwKXLdPaE&b=43969
(funds activists and researchers, especially those not getting more mainstream federal and foundation support)

Endocrine Disrupters
http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/
(emphasis on endocrine disrupters, run by authors of the important book, Our Stolen Future)

Environmental Justice Organizations
Alternatives for Community and Environment (Boston)
http://www.ace-ej.org/

West Harlem Environmental Action (New York)
http://www.weact.org/

Environmental Justice Resource Center (Clark Atlanta University)
http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
www.svtc.org

Concerned Citizens of Tillery (North Carolina)
http://members.aol.com/tillery/

Southwest Organizing Project (Albuquerque, NM)
http://www.swop.net/

Environmental Health Coalition (San Diego)
http://www.environmentalhealth.org

General News Sources

Environmental Health News
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/

Rachel’s Environment and Health News
http://www.rachel.org/bulletin/index.cfm?St=1
(excellent bulletins on toxics and other environmental issues)

EnviroInfo
http://www.deb.uminho.pt/fontes/enviroinfo/publications/#atoz-e.htm
(list of periodicals)

GIS Research Tools

Clary-Meuser Research Network
http://www.mapcruzin.com/
(GIS and related geographical material on toxics)

Federal Agencies

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – link to research and outreach programs
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/translat/inits.htm

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/

Centers for Disease Control – National Center for Environmental Health
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/

Department of Defense – Gulf War Information
http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/