Resource Library

Environmental Health Resources

Natural Resources Defense Council
An environmental action organization. It uses law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
TFAH Backgrounder on Climate Change and Public Health
How Can We Prevent & Prepare for Health Issues in a Changing Climate? Climate change is expected to affect the health of all Americans. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as the environment changes, people will be at a higher risk for a range of threats to our health. These effects may include increased heat-related deaths and sickness; risks of respiratory infections, aggravation of asthma, increased allergens, and premature death; an increase in the number of people at risk from disease and injury related to floods, storms, droughts and wildfires; mental health impacts; water shortages and malnutrition; and increased incidence of vector-, food-, and water-borne diseases.
The National Centers for Environmental Health: National Biomonitoring Program
For more than 30 years, the Environmental Health Laboratory of CDCís National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) has been performing biomonitoring measurements--direct measurements of people's exposure to toxic substances in the environment. By analyzing blood, urine and tissues, scientists can now measure actual levels of more than 450 chemicals and nutritional indicators in people's bodies.

American Academy of Allegy Asthma and Immunology
An online tool with various information for individuals suffering from asthma or allergies, as well as tools for professionals in the field.

Association of Public Health Laboratories
Public health laboratories serve as scientific first responders, protecting the public from diseases and identifying environmental health hazards.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
ASTHO is a nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies in the United States, U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation website offers information about asthma and allergies including education, advocacy and research.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--National Center for Environmental Health
The National Center for Environmental Health strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases or deaths that result from interactions between people and their environment.

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
CSTE includes over 1500 public health epidemiologists working in states, local health agencies, and territories. They work to establish more effective relationships among health agencies. Members have expertise in many areas including, but not limited to, occupational health, environmental health, infectious diseases and chronic diseases.

Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's overall mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Department of Energy--Environmental Management
The Environmental Management Office oversees environmental health and safety related to energy production, and supports epidemiological research on radiation exposure.

EPA--National Center for Environmental Publications
Website that allows access to EPA publications free of charge.

Harvard Medical School's Center for Health and the Global Environment
The Center was founded to expand environmental education at medical schools and to further investigate and promote awareness of the human health consequences of global environmental change.

HHS Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
The Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) system was established to collect and analyze data about acute releases of hazardous substances and threatened releases that result in public health actions such as an evacuation. Currently, 14 state health departments participate in HSEES.

National Association of County and City Health Officials
NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.

National Environmental Health Association
NEHA's mission is to advance the environmental health and protection for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The NIEHS seeks to reduce the burden of human illness and disability, by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.

Physicians for Social Responsibility--Environment and Health
PSR's Environment and Health sector focuses on pushing for policies that improve environmental health, such as protecting our food, air and water from toxins, and emphasizing the connections between chronic diseases and environmental factors.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation seeks to prevent cancer through funding research, educating people and reaching out to communities.

The Prevention Fund: A Matter of Life and Death ad version 1
Shouldnít America try to prevent diseases, instead of just treating people after theyíre already sick, and itís often too late? Just three of the reasons why the Prevention Fund is deadly serious.

The Prevention Fund: A Matter of Life and Death ad version 2
Just 10 of the reasons why the Prevention Fund is deadly serious.

U.S. National Library of Medicine--Toxmap
Toxmap is a Geographic Information System from the Division of Specialized Information Services of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that uses maps in the United States to help users visually explore data provided from the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory and Superfund Program.

USDA Rural Development--Water and Environmental Programs
WEP provides loans, grants and loan guarantees for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities in rural areas and cities and towns of 10,000 or less.