Links and Resources for the Community
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 Jon Sharpe (firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-660-6430).
|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)|
|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: 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: 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.||View/Download the PDF (1 MB)|
|FAST FACTS: Nanoscience||Handout (2008)||A one-page handout that defines relevant terms, highlights some of the regulations, risks, and benefits related to nanoscience, 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: 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.||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)|
|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)|