Please also refer to the Federal
Agencies page for many more multi-topic resources.
- American Lung
This site contains information on various lung diseases and their causes
including asthma, allergies, cancer, radon, carbon monoxide, asbestos,
and many more.
Public Health Association
Access the American Journal of Public Health and other publications,
state health associations, fact sheets, and health action alerts from
This site is home to building technology consultants that focus on preventing
and resolving building design, construction, and operation problems
by addressing issues including moisture dynamics and indoor air quality.
- See in particular the series of publications titled, Healthy and
Affordable Housing: Practical Recommendations for Building, Renovating,
and Maintaining Housing, including:
- Center for Construction Research and Training
- Electronic Library of Occupational Safety and Health:
eLCOSH is intended to provide accurate, user-friendly information
about safety and health for construction workers from a wide range
of sources worldwide.
- Community Environmental
Health Resource Center (CEHRC)
project of the Alliance, was a resource to grassroots groups working
for social justice in low-income communities around the country. CEHRC
helped community-based organizations develop their capacity to document
environmental health hazards in substandard housing and to pursue effective
organizing and advocacy strategies for corrective and preventive action
through access to hazard assessment tools and training in their use,
technical assistance, strategy advice, mechanisms for peer to peer support,
Toolbox for Children's Environmental Health
The Community Toolbox provides small grants and technical assistance
to build the organizational capacity and sustainability of community-based
organizations working to eliminate environmental health threats in communities
at highest risk.
Providing information, assistance, and advocacy tools to protect and
sustain human health and the health of the environment, EHW actively
addresses numerous issues, including lead, asthma triggers, radon, pesticides,
asbestos and conducting moisture audits.
Created by the American Lung Association of Minnesota, the Health House
project is a national education program to raise the standards for better
Child Healthy World
Healthy Child Healthy World is a national non-profit organization
that educates the public, specifically parents and caregivers, about
environmental toxins that affect children’s health. Take a walk
through a virtual
home to find typical household dangers. Statistics and
action sections are helpful.
Homes Curriculum for Older Americans
The Alliance, Environmental
Health Watch and Cleveland
Tenants Organization developed a curriculum intended to
help healthy homes advocates, practitioners, and others educate older
Americans about indoor environmental health, especially as it impacts
respiratory health. This curriculum is designed for ease of use and
to allow older Americans to in turn educate their peers about such issues
as mold and moisture, pests and pesticides, and maintaining lead-safe
homes for those seniors with young grandchildren.
Indoor Air for America's Homes
A joint project of the US EPA, the University of Montana's Extension
Service, and the USDA's Cooperative Extension Service, this site contains
extensive information about lead poisoning and other healthy homes issues,
including more than a dozen instruction modules on various hazards.
- In general, many of the programs in the USDA
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)
can provide useful information.
This site contains resources about protecting children's environmental
health at school.
A joint project of the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and
Extension Service (CSREES), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the University
of Wisconsin, Home*A*Syst provides healthy homes information and tools,
aides for locating resources specific to each state, links to other
useful healthy homes resources, and archived issues of their online
newsletter, The Threshold.
Center for Healthy Housing
The National Center for Healthy Housing evaluates and validates cost-effective
methods to protect children from residential environmental hazards while
preserving the supply of affordable housing.
Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)
The PEHSU program was developed in 1998 by the Agency for Toxic Substances
and Disease Registry and the Association of Occupational and Environmental
Clinics to be a national resource for pediatricians, other health care
providers, federal staff, and the general public. The PEHSU program
focuses on medical education and training, telephone consultation, and
clinical specialty referral for children who may have been exposed to
environmental hazards. The PEHSU website contains contact information
and links to the eleven PEHSUs currently operating across the United
- Su Familia (Your Family): 1-866-SU
FAMILIA or 1-866-783-2645
Alliance for Hispanic Health sponsors this helpline to
offer Hispanic consumers free, reliable and confidential health information
in Spanish and English and help navigate callers through the health
A pilot project of the Specialized Information Services Division of
the National Library of Medicine, Tox Town was launched in October 2002
to graphically provide information about toxic hazards in “Anytown,”
USA. Hazard information is provided by both the specific environment
(i.e. homes, schools, etc.) as well as the specific chemical (i.e. lead,
radon, asbestos, etc.).
Weatherization Plus Health is a initiative to provide weatherization
programs with the tools they need to address asthma triggers (e.g.,
moisture/mold, pests, allergens), lead hazards, and carbon monoxide
when they are in a home. Weatherization Plus Health was developed by
a collaborative effort among weatherization, health, and environmental