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The following links are in English

  • Chemicals In the Environment - EPA
    Office of Pollution Prevention, US Environmental Protection Agency - This is a good starting place for background information on a selected number of chemicals. The Fact Sheets include information on usage, common routes of exposure and environmental and human health effects

  • Easy Tips for Lead Smart Parents (lead poisoning)
    Lead in a child's body can result in damage to the brain and nervous system and cause behavior and learning disabilities, slowed growth, headaches, and hearing problems.

  • Hazardous Materials Safety
    The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, which is within the United States Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration, is responsible for coordinating a national safety program for the transportation of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway and water.

  • How the Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program Is Hurting Kids
    From the PCRM: Children face potential dangers from toxic chemicals in food, air, and water. Regrettably, rather than take serious action, the EPA is embarking on a huge series of unreliable rodent tests to identify exposure levels that children should be expected to tolerate.

  • Pesticide Action Network North America
    Explore our extensive resources, find out about our organization and work, and join us in reducing the use of hazardous pesticides.

  • Superfund for Kids
    The Superfund for Kids page is intended to introduce children ages three and up to the basic concepts of the Superfund program. There are many fun activities and stories available. They were designed with different age groups in mind as explained in the table below...

  • Surfers Against Sewage
    Surfers Against Sewage campaign for clean, safe recreational waters, free from sewage effluents, toxic chemicals and nuclear waste.

    We are a group of concerned families in which cancer has affected one or more of our family members and are researching to find the reason for the high incidence of cancer in our communities.

  • Toxic chemicals and hazardous waste
    Exposure to chemical agents in the environment - in air, water, food and soil - has been implicated in numerous adverse effects on humans from cancer to birth defects.

  • Toxic Environment Affects Childrens
    We are a group of concerned families in which cancer has affected one or more of our family members and are researching to find the reason for the high incidence of cancer in our communities.

  • Toxic Exposure
    A web resource for learning more about the toxic chemicals in our bodies and promoting the public's right to know.

  • Toxics Action Center
    Toxics Action Center will help you wage effective campaigns to force stubborn polluters and unresponsive bureaucracies to protect the health and safety of your community.

  • Toxics Coalition
    The Washington Toxics Coalition is a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to protecting public health and the environment by identifying and promoting alternatives to toxic chemicals.

  • Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
    The Toxic Substances Hydrology Program provides objective scientific information to improve characterization and management of contaminated sites, to protect human and environmental health, and to reduce potential future contamination problems.

  • Waste Management in Indian Country
    The EPA official guidelines on implementing and managing waste programs, landfills. Publications, regulations, news, links.

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