** Please be aware that additional
holistic resources as well as resources relevant to specific topics are
provided in the Federal Agencies, Hotlines, Additional Web Resources for
Specific Hazards/Topics, and/or Recursos
en Español (Spanish Resources) sections of the website.
Further, links to specific documents, fact sheets, etc. are provided within
the relevant topical sections of the Alliance website.
Association - www.lungusa.org
- This site contains information on various lung diseases and their
causes including asthma, allergies, cancer, radon, carbon monoxide,
asbestos, and many more.
Health Association- www.apha.org
- 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
See in particular the series of publications
titled, Healthy and Affordable Housing: Practical Recommendations
for Building, Renovating, and Maintaining Housing
Children’s Environmental Health
Network - www.cehn.org
- This site provides information about the
Network, children's environmental health, and links to sources of information
Health Environmental Coalition Network, HealtheHouse - www.checnet.org/ehouse
- This is an interactive web site with information on how to reduce
environmental health risks to children in and around the home.
Health Resource Center (CEHRC) - CEHRC
(pronounced "search"), a 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, and sub-grants.
for Children's Environmental Health - www.ctb.ku.edu
- The Community Toolbox provides small grants and technical assistance
to build the organizational capacity and sustainability of parent and
other community-based organizations working to eliminate children’s
environmental health threats in communities at highest risk.
“Not Safe at Home: How America’s Housing Crisis Threatens
the Health of Its Children” - Report
[PDF] - Appendix
[PDF] - A project of the Children’s Hospital at the Boston Medical
Center, Doc4Kids works to show the connections between children’s
health and America’s housing crisis. This report details some
of the critical issues and provides real-life examples of a child’s
health being negatively affected by housing conditions and positively
affected by appropriate housing interventions.
Health Watch - www.ehw.org
- Providing information, assistance, and advocacy tools to protect and
sustain human health and the health of the environment, EHW is active
on 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 indoor environments.
Air for America's Homes - www.healthyindoorair.org
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. For more information on these programs,
please visit www.csrees.usda.gov.
Schools Network - www.healthyschools.org
- 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.
for Healthy Housing - www.nchh.org
- 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.
for Children's Health and the Environment - www.partnersforchildren.org
- This site contains extensive resources on a variety of projects being
carried out by about 80 member organizations working on children's environmental
health issues, as well as links to the websites of these organizations.
Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) - http://aoec.org/PEHSU/index.html
- 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
Tox Town -
- 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.).
Plus Health - 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 experts.