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
(very important national organization run by Lois Gibbs)

Toxics Action Center
(New England-wide toxics resource center)

Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow
(Massachusetts organization based on precautionary principle, with over 100 affiliated organizations)

Collaborative Initiative for Research Ethics
(research and education on community-based participatory research in environmental justice)

Center for Environmental Health
(works on corporate accountability for environmental issues)

(combines toxics activism with cancer support groups and spiritual programs)

Collaborative on Health and the Environment
(partnership of many organiztions, tied to Commonweal)

Trust for America’s Health
(major supporter of health tracking)

Pesticide Action Network

Health Care Without Harm
(works to reduce toxic exposures among health workers)

Environmental Working Group
(conducted influential body burden study)

Children’s Environmental Health Network

Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine)

Science and Environmental Health Network

Scorecard (Environmental Defense)
(major resource center for toxic chemicals, especially by geographical location)

Asthma and Air Pollution

Boston Urban Asthma Coalition

Clear the Air
(conducts very significant air pollution modeling)

Health Effects Institute
(key research on particulate matter)

American Lung Association
(good data on asthma and air pollution research)

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
(good source for asthma data)

Toxics Reduction

Toxic Use Reduction Institute
(Massachusetts state agency with excellent record in reducing toxic emissions)

Breast Cancer Organizations

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

Breast Cancer Action
(a leading activist group on breast cancer and the environment)

Cornell Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF)
(includes lots of material on cancer rates and maps, as well as EnviroChem and Cancer Database at

National Breast Cancer Coalition
(largest national group, with many state affiliates)

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition
(one of largest state affiliates and very committed to breast cancer and the environment research)

The Breast Cancer Fund
(funds activists and researchers, especially those not getting more mainstream federal and foundation support)

Endocrine Disrupters
(emphasis on endocrine disrupters, run by authors of the important book, Our Stolen Future)

Environmental Justice Organizations
Alternatives for Community and Environment (Boston)

West Harlem Environmental Action (New York)

Environmental Justice Resource Center (Clark Atlanta University)

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition

Concerned Citizens of Tillery (North Carolina)

Southwest Organizing Project (Albuquerque, NM)

Environmental Health Coalition (San Diego)

General News Sources

Environmental Health News

Rachel’s Environment and Health News
(excellent bulletins on toxics and other environmental issues)

(list of periodicals)

GIS Research Tools

Clary-Meuser Research Network
(GIS and related geographical material on toxics)

Federal Agencies

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – link to research and outreach programs

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Centers for Disease Control – National Center for Environmental Health

Department of Defense – Gulf War Information