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Your Environment. Your Health.

Environmental Science Basics

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These topics explain areas of study, research approaches, and biological processes that are integral to environmental health sciences.

Environmental Health Links

  • Concerned Citizens - US EPA site geared towards citizens who want to become familiar with environmental issues and the potential environmental and human health risks caused by pollution. Covers important emergency phone numbers, health and safety issues at work, protecting children at home and a community’s right to know about environmental exposures.
  • Enviro-Health Links - A portal to selected links to Internet resources on toxicology and environmental health issues of recent special interest; e.g., oil spills, nanotechnology, environmental justice, pollution, toxicogenomics, et al.
  • MyEnvironment - US EPA site that allows a user to enter geographic information (zip code, city or state) and find federal, state and local information about environmental conditions and features in that area. The information is based on a review of published scientific research in environmental medicine and toxicology.
  • National Center for Environmental Health - The latest research accomplishments and findings from the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.
  • Protect the Environment: Report Spills and Environmental Violations - Learn whom to notify and how to be prepared in case of an environmental emergency, such as a chemical or oil spill.
  • Tox21: Understanding the Potential Health Risks of Chemicals(436KB) - Tox21 is a unique collaboration between several federal agencies to research and test chemicals in a new way.