Community Resources

Links and Resources for the Community

Useful Links

America's Children and the Environment (ACE). This section of the EPA's web site is a good place to learn about the unique challenges children and pregnant women face from environmental hazards.

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is a non-profit coalition of individual and organizations working to advance knowledge and actions to address the threats posed to human health by environmental factors. The site includes an extensive list of environmental health links and resources, as well as a blog.

Environmental Health News is an excellent portal to current news stories and research results related environmental health. It is a great site to make your home page and get the latest news everyday - all from one site! Or you can choose to subscribe to the daily e-newsletter Above the Fold and have the headlines delivered directly to your inbox every morning.

Environmental Health Perspectives. NIEHS' peer-reviewed journal of environmental health research. You can browse and articles, and read featured stories right on the home page.

Environmental Justice/Environmental Racism pages. EJ-net has created and maintains this site as a clearinghouse and portal to resources related to environmental justice and the struggle to give everyone access to a clean environment that doesn't harm human health.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. This is a great place to go to learn about what environmental health research is getting funded in your area. You can also download fact sheets about specific chemicals or topics. The Environmental Heatlh Topics page is particularly resource rich and a good place to explore.

"People Matter" is a video and social media campaign aimed at raising researchers' awareness of the value of honoring and protecting the concerns and rights of people involved in research studies. The videos are being produced as part of a collaboration between the CEEH Community Outreach and Ethics Core and other research centers on the UW campus.

Tox Town, by the National Librairy of Medicine (NLM). This site is an awesome, interactive tool to learn about environmental health and toxic chemicals you might encounter in everyday life. You can choose to explore a town, city, US-Mexico border, farm, or port to learn about suburban, urban, rural, border, and coastal health risks. The entire site is also available in Spanish.

Toxic Substances A-Z Index.. Created and maintained by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), this site is a great place to start learning about specific toxic substances.

Toxipedia is a smart, cutting-edge resource for all things toxicology and environmental health related. Set up as a "wiki," it strives to "present scientific information in a clear and compelling way and to empower people to make choices that protect their own health and the health of families, communities, and the environment." The site offers articles and resources about toxic chemicals, diseases, regulations, consumer products, ethical issues, the history of toxicology, and more.

TOXMAP: Environmental Health e-Maps. Also produced by the National Library of Medicine, this interactive mapping site lets you enter an address or zip code and see a map showing all the Superfund sites and industries that report releases of toxic substances in that area. The site uses data from the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program and Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) to populate the maps, making them up-to-date and reliable.

For Washington State residents, local advocacy information can be found at the Washington Toxics Coaltion website. This non-profit group works to protect public health and the environment by eliminating toxic pollution. Their site includes updates on legislative action, ways to get involved, and a very active blog.

For a more global perspective, the World Health Organization's Environmental Health Page is a great place to access resources such as fact sheets and multimedia presentations. These pages are also available in Spanish and several other languages (use the menu at the top of the page).

Downloadable, Free Resources from the CEEH

All of the following reources have been created by the CEEH and are available to the general public for free download. If you have questions about any of the resources listed here, please contact Liz Guzy (eguzy@uw.edu, 206-660-6430).

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Format (Date)

Description

File Info

About the Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health Flyer (2012) A half-page, double-sided flyer that describes what environmental health is, describes our Center, and gives some examples of what we're researching. View/Download the PDF (699 KB)
Asian and Pacific Islander Seafood Consumption Study Publication (1999) An EPA funded study conducted by the CEEH Outreach Core. (75 pages) View/Download the PDF (270 KB)
CASE STUDIES: Pregnancy, Prescriptions, and Pharmacodynamics Handout (2008) A one-page handout that provides two brief case studies about pregnant women and prescription drug use, one related to diabetes and one to cancer. The handout also includes a set of discussion questions. View/Download the PDF (194 KB)
CASE STUDIES: Environmental Health & Ethics Handout (2012) A one-page handout with three case studies to accompany short videos available online. The handout summarizes the cases and provides follow-up questions for group discussion. View/Download the PDF (55 KB)
Duwamish River Self-Guided Bike Tour Map Handout (2012) A one-page self-guided bike tour of Lower Duwamish Waterway sites and neighborhoods (Georgetown and South Park). Includes a full-page annotated map and turn-by-turn directions for this family-friendly, 7.5 mile ride. View/Download the PDF (55 KB)
FAST FACTS: Biobanking Handout (2012) A one-page handout developed for a Public Health Café. It is aimed at a general audience and provides a brief description of biobanks are, some examples of ethical issues raised by biobanks, some real-life examples of biobanking challenges, questions for discussion, and a list of links where you can learn more. View/Download the PDF (403 KB)
FAST FACTS: Decolonizing Autonomy Handout (2013) A one-page handout developed as part of our Native TEACH Project. The primary audience for this information is indigenous and non-indigenous researchers working with tribal communities, academic institutions, research organizations, and agencies. It is also intended for tribal leaders and members of tribal communities working with non-indigenous researchers. View/Download the PDF (317 KB)
FAST FACTS: Electronic Cigarettes Handout (2014) This one page double-sided factsheet describes electronic cigarettes and their use for vaping or hash oil distilled from marijuana. The factsheet discusses whether vaping is safe, what is known and not known about the ingredients in vaping liquid and about inhaling the vapor, and FDA regulation. The factsheet raises the question: Do e-cigarettes help smokers quit or help non-smokers start? Includes links to learn more. View/Download the PDF (961 KB)
FAST FACTS: Epigenetics Handout (2011) A one-page handout developed for a Public Health Café. It is aimed at a general audience and provides a brief description of the science, some examples of from current research, things you can to protect your healh, and a list of links where you can learn more. View/Download the PDF (538 KB)
FAST FACTS: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Handout (2013) A one-page handout developed for a Public Health Café. It is aimed at a general audience and provides a brief description of the science behind GMOs, issues related to regulation of GMOs, and a list of links where you can learn more. View/Download the PDF (299 KB)
FAST FACTS: Health Effects of Air Pollution Handout (2012) A one-page handout developed for a Public Health Café. It is aimed at a general audience and provides a brief description of the science behind the health effects of air pollution, suggestions about what we can do to protect ourselves, an ethical take on the issue, questions for discussion, and a list of links where you can go to learn more. View/Download the PDF (1 MB)
FAST FACTS: Health Effects of Pesticides in Food Handout (2012) A one-page handout developed for a Public Health Café. It is aimed at a general audience and provides a brief description of the science, some examples of from current research, things you can to protect your healh, and a list of links where you can learn more. (This Fact Sheet is also available in Spanish.) View/Download the PDF (1 MB)
FAST FACTS: How to Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke Handout (2014) A one-page handout developed in response to community concern during and following the Carlton Complex wildfire in Okanogan County eastern Washington in August, 2014. It is aimed for a public audience and for people who, because of age or health conditions are more susceptible to the health effects of smoke. Includes a list of strategies to protect yourself from wildfire smoke and re-suspended ash as well as links to more information. View/Download the PDF (279 KB)
FAST FACTS: The Human Microbiome Handout (2014) A one-page handout developed for a Public Health Café. It is aimed at a general audience and provides a brief description of the science behind the human microbiome, some examples of from current research, some "food for thought" questions, and a list of links where you can go to learn more. View/Download the PDF (343 KB)
FAST FACTS: Lyme Disease in Washington State Handout (2014) A one-page handout aimed at a general audience that provides a brief description of the prevalence, symptoms, and treatment of Lyme Disease. Includes a list of links where you can go to learn more. View/Download the PDF (839 KB)
FAST FACTS: Nanotechnology & Nanotoxicology Handout (2013) A one-page handout that defines relevant terms, highlights some of the regulations, risks, and benefits related to nanotechnology, and includes a list of links and resources. View/Download the PDF (499 KB)
FAST FACTS: Ports, Movement of Goods, and Community Health Handout (2009) A one-page handout that provides information for a general audience about activities at ports in Seattle and around the U.S. and how they might impact public health. The handout also includes short descriptions of CEEH research related to ports and movement of goods, as well as a list of ways to get involved and be part of the solution to this growing problem. View/Download the PDF (569 KB)
FAST FACTS: Pregnancy, Prescriptions, and Pharmacodynamics Handout (2008) A one-page handout that provides information for a general audience about the use of prescription drugs during pregnancy, how the FDA classification system works, how well pregnant women are currently being protected, and includes a list of links and resources. View/Download the PDF (206 KB)
FAST FACTS: The Quantified Self: Sharing your Data for Environmental Health Research Handout (2014) A one-page handout designed for a Public Health Café. It introduces the topic of crowdsourcing health data. Examples of studies and organizations that use quantified self data are introduced. View/Download the PDF (588 KB)
FAST FACTS: Responsible Research Partnerships with Indigenous Communities Handout (2013) A one-page handout developed as part of our Native TEACH Project. The primary audience for this information is indigenous and non-indigenous researchers working with tribal communities, academic institutions, research organizations, and agencies. The Fact Sheet provides an overview of some of the ways in which we can collectively move forward towards ethical and equitable research partnerships between Western scientists and Indigenous communities. View/Download the PDF (509 KB)
FAST FACTS: Seafood Safety in Puget Sound Handout (2012) A one-page handout developed for a Public Health Café. It is aimed at a general audience and provides a brief description of the issues surrounding seafood safety, the various agencies involved and what they're doing to address the issue, some questions for discussion, and a list of links where you can go to learn more. (This Fact Sheet is also available in Spanish.) View/Download the PDF (509 KB)
FAST FACTS: Traditional Knowledge and Responsible Partnerships with Indigenous Communities Handout (2012) A one-page handout designed for use by both research groups and indigenous communities interested in research collaborations. The handout defines "traditional knowledge," and enumerates the central features of a responsible partnership. View/Download the PDF (812 KB)
Food, the Environment, and Human Health: A Visual Communication Tool Handout (2014) A two-sided, legal paper sized handout, this visual concept map is the product of a brainstorming activity with the Center’s 17-member Community Advisory Board (CAB). It can be used to facilitate conversations related to food and environmental health in a variety of contexts. View/Download the PDF (310 KB)
FOCUS ON ECOGENETICS #1: The PON1 Enzyme and Susceptibility to Toxicity from Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides Flyer (2012) The first installment in our Focus on Ecogenetics series, this one-page flyer provides a summary of the CEEH research related to genetic susceptibility to pesticides. The flyer ethics connections, references, and a glossary of terms. View/Download the PDF (1.6 MB)
FOCUS ON ECOGENETICS #2: UW Researchers Find Eating Broccoli May Protect Against Cancer Flyer (2012) Part of our Focus on Ecogenetics series, this one-page flyer provides a summary of the CEEH research related to phytochemicals and cancer. The flyer ethics connections, references, and a glossary of terms. View/Download the PDF (821 KB)
Genetics & Epigenetics Poster (2011) An 8.5" by 11" poster that provides a simple explanation of the difference between genetics and epigenetics. View/Download the PDF (122 KB)
What is Environmental Health?
(8.5" by 11")
Poster (2012) A poster featuring our EH Venn diagram that visually represents the relationship between environment, genes, choices and health. Available in two sizes. View/Download the PDF (4.7 MB)
What is Environmental Health?
(11" by 17")
Poster (2012) A poster featuring our EH Venn diagram that visually represents the relationship between environment, genes, choices and health. Available in two sizes. View/Download the PDF (4.8 MB)