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Environmental Health

  • Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN)
    The Network is a national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the fetus and the child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthy environment. The Network provides information on the issue of children's environmental health and links to sources of information and resources in the field.
  • Environmental Working Group (EWG)
    Nation's leading environmental health research and advocacy organization - with a mission to serve as a watchdog to see that Americans get facts in order to make healthier choices and enjoy a cleaner environment. When it comes to chemical exposure, children aren't just miniature adults. Their developing bodies are vulnerable to toxic harm from small doses received at the wrong time. Information provided about arsenic in wood, mercury, lead, Bisphenol A, pesticides and more.
  • Healthy Child Care
    A resource from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for early educators, families and government organizations. Information, resources, and training curricula on asthma, lead, mold, plastics, pesticides, tobacco smoke, and additional environmental health topics.
  • Household Products Database
    The database links over 16,000 consumer brands to health effects from Safety Data Sheets (formerly Material Safety Data Sheets), provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients.
  • North Carolina Children's Environmental Health Unit
    The CEHU includes three programs that provide guidance and resources on the health of children in North Carolina. The programs are the Child Care Sanitation (CCS) Program, NC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP), and the School Sanitation Program.
  • North Carolina Healthy Homes
    Healthy Homes provides general information to the public on healthy homes issues, such as asbestos, chemical irritants, lead, mold and moisture, pests and pesticides, radon, and secondhand smoke.
  • Protecting Children's Environmental Health
    Learn more from the United States Environmental Protection Agency about children's health, the environment, and how to protect children's environmental health.
  • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
    The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.
  • Toxic Free Kids
    A program of Toxic Free NC, Toxic Free Kids works with families, child care providers, schools and pest control companies to reduce the amount of pesticides and toxic substances that are used in the places where children live, learn, play and grow. Toxic-Free Kids provides resources for child care providers, including information about Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

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