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Agencies and Organizations (in alphabetical order)
- Asthma Community Network, Communities in action mobilizing 1000 communities to lead the nation in quality asthma care.
This is a free, online
training module/video that has been developed specifically for public
health nurses and certified asthma educators, although it could be used
with a broad audience. This program teaches about triggers of asthma
found in homes and suggests simple interventions that can limit or
eliminate exposure to these asthma triggers.
Asthma Friendly Policies,
English, Education/Outreach Materials, Environmental
Assessment/Checklist, Presentation Slides, Health Care Setting,
Home/Housing, Training Materials, Training/Educational Kit, Website,
Other, Quality Improvement, Other
Quick reference card for health care providers on comprehensive asthma care
Worker Tool, Community Setting, English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel),
Education/Outreach Materials, Health Care Setting, Reference Guide,
Home/Housing, Implementation Guide, School
Allergy & Asthma Today is
the practical, family-friendly magazine for people living with asthma,
allergies and other respiratory conditions. Award-winning and medically
reviewed, packed with news and real-life inspiration and success
stories—Allergy & Asthma Today is the ultimate resource for
patients, families and healthcare providers.
English, Education/Outreach Materials, Spanish, Other
Learning & Growing is a
step-by-step guide to evaluation planning for state asthma programs. It
includes helpful templates and examples. Module 1 focuses on evaluation
planning--both strategic evaluation planning for a five year grant cycle
as well as individual evaluation planning for a specific evaluation
project. Subsequent modules will focus on evaluation implementation.
English, Reference Guide, Program Management/Evaluation, Website
Managing Asthma in the School
Environment: What NEA Members Need to Know is a free, 1.5 hour course
that will educate NEA members (and other members of the school community
such as parents, principals, superintendents, and facility managers)
about asthma so that they can help students better manage their asthma
while at school.
Asthma Friendly Policies, English, Education/Outreach Materials, Training Materials, Website, School
- For more see http://www.asthmacommunitynetwork.org/resources (requires log-in)
- *Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
(CHEJ) is different from other environmental organizations. It was
created out of a commitment and passion to work with communities at
risk, to empower local families to take steps to protect their
neighborhoods and families from unnecessary chemical threats.
is kicking off a brand new PVC-free schools campaign this year to
encourage schools to ditch the poison plastic in favor of safer
alternatives. We need your help to make it a success! We've
created a series of new PVC-free schools fact-sheets to help educate
parents, students and decision-makers on the dangers of PVC plastic in
Each of them can be downloaded at the links above, or on our website here: http://besafenet.com/pvc/about.htm
- Center for School Mold Help You must be an active subscriber to access complete, very extensive
Information section about mold, including FAQ, Admin FAQ, Sick Building
Symptoms, TX Tech Fungal Glossary, Remediation, Mold Lessons for
Teachers, MCS Info, School Mold Statistics, and much more.
- Children's Environmental Health Network, (CEHN) protecting the fetus and the child from environmental hazards a healthy environment for all children.
- *Collaborative on Health and the Environment "(CHE)
is a diverse network of more than 3500 individual and organizational
Partners in 45 countries and 48 states, working collectively to advance
knowledge and effective action to address growing concerns about the
links between human health and environmental factors.
- Environment and Human Health, Inc. "Environment
and Human Health, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated
to protecting human health from environmental harms through research,
education and the promotion of sound public policy. Environment and
Human Health, Inc. is made up of doctors, public health professionals
and policy experts committed to the reduction of environmental health
risks to individuals."
- European Public Health
- GASP Fight Angry Air. It is the mission of GASP to clean up Alabama’s air. We will strive to
reduce air pollution, educate the public on the health risks associated
with poor air quality and encourage the community’s leaders to serve as
role models for clean air and clean energy production.
- Children and the Elderly 'Children may look like miniature adults, but they’re not. Air pollution is especially dangerous to them because their lungs are growing
and because they are so active. Just like the arms and legs, the
largest portion of a child’s lungs will grow long after he or she is
- Healthy Child Healthy World: Healthy Child Healthy World has been a national leader for nearly two
decades, igniting a movement of awareness and responsibility. We inform
and inspire millions of people to take action and create cleaner,
greener, safer environments where children and families can flourish.
- *Healthy Schools Network: a
501c3 national environmental health organization that does research,
information, education, coalition-building, and advocacy to ensure that
every child has a healthy learning environment that is clean and in good
- *Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative Working Group (LDDI), The Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative (LDDI) is a
national project fostering collaboration among learning and
developmental disability organizations, researchers, health
professionals and environmental health groups to address concerns about
the impact environmental pollutants may have on healthy brain
- *National Healthy Schools Day -April 26, 2010- coordinated by Healthy Schools Network, Inc., "is an important day to
promote and celebrate healthy school environments that are conducive to
learning and protect occupant health. Schools, parents, personnel,
advocates, and agencies unite nationwide to promote healthy and green
school environments for all children."
- *Global Indoor Health Network (Formerly ACHEMMIC "Action
Committee on the Health Effects of Mold, Microbes and Indoor
Contaminant) is a group consisting of physicians,scientists,
researchers, indoor air quality experts, industrial hygienists, building
engineers, advocates and others who are working together to promote the
truth in health policy about the adverse effects of mold, microbes and
- Katy's Exposure "Exposing Environmental Health Threats & Those Responsible for Them"
- MCS America:
"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity America provides information, support,
and referral services to providers and people with illnesses of toxic
environmental origin and works to ensure that environmental intoxicants
are identified, reduced, and properly regulated through effective
- Mesothelioma "The Leading The Mesothelioma Center offers assistance through reading materials, a
Doctor Match program, and Patient & Family Advocates that are
available to discuss support options and answer your questions."
- Mount Sinai's Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) "The
mission of Mount Sinai's Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC)
is to protect children against environmental threats to health. CEHC
conducts research to discover the environmental causes of disease in
children- asthma, learning disabilities, autism, obesity, and childhood
cancer. CEHC transmits research to pediatricians, policy makers, parents
and all who care for children."
- National Clearing House for Educational Facilities .
- The Center for School Mold Help - Information, news, and resources about mold in schools.
- Truth About Mold "is an organization dedicated to exposing and promoting
the truth about the health effects of molds and mycotoxins. Our
strategy is to proactively communicate with elected officials, media
medical organizations, individuals with firsthand experience about the
effects of toxic mold, advocates, and others who are key resources in
helping us achieve our mission and vision."
- *U. S. EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools program. EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit contains
information on many environmental issues. By using the guidance
provided in the IAQ Tools for Schools Kit and developing a written IAQ
management plan, schools can begin to address the whole school
environment by putting in place procedures to identify and reduce or
remove harmful pollutants from the school environment
- UV Lights Burns.
"Teachers battle dangerous lighting conditions. Broken metal halide
light bulbs, the kind used to illuminate gyms and other school
buildings, can cause painful eye and skin damage."
- Voices for Alabama's Children "VOICES for Alabama’s Children was the first,
and remains the only, organization to document the conditions of
children in each of our state’s 67 counties. From building public
awareness to leading legislative advocacy efforts, all of VOICES’
activities are based on a solid foundation of research."
Websites and Publications
- *Sick Schools 2009 National Report,
Coalition for Health Schools reports -Percent of Schools with at Least
One Inadequate Building Feature, 68%, Percent of Schools with at Least
One Unsatisfactory Environmental Factor 57%Percent of Children.
- Webinar on December 9, 2009 Autism, Vaccine Injury and Mercury Toxicity Webinar with Dr. Buttar
, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM EST, "There is NO COST to attend this webinar. . . This webinar will
provide answers to questions which people have regarding Autism,
mercury toxicity, vaccine injury and their inter-relationship.
- CoalPollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life Cycle, Reports Physicians for Social Responsibility, PRNewsWire,
"Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems and contribute to
four of the five leading causes of mortality in the U.S.: heart disease,
cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. . .There are
584 coal ash dump sites in the U.S., and toxic residues have migrated
into water supplies at dozens of sites. While every stage of the coal
life cycle impacts human health, the combustion phase exacts the
greatest toll." Many of these coal ash dump sites such as Arrowhead in
Alabama are located near schools.
- Environmental Health News,
is published daily by Environmental Health Sciences, a
foundation-funded journalism organization founded in 2002. Our daily
e-letter, Above The Fold, is available for free. Our syndication
services also are available for free and are used by over 300 other
websites around the world.
- Children's Environmental Health Network "protecting the fetus and the child from environmental hazards."
- Healthy Children Magazine online,
"This quarterly magazine for parents is written, reviewed and approved
by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation’s foremost experts in
child health. It features in-depth articles on a wide range of important
health topics including immunization guidelines, common childhood
illnesses and conditions, developmental and behavioral issues, nutrition
and fitness recommendations, and much more."
- Healthy Child Healthy World, "igniting a movement that inspires parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals."
- parentadvocates.org "We challenge those who believe they can continue to violate the public
trust to stop and listen to the buzz of millions of people visiting
websites, emailing each other, blogging and chatting online about what
is going on behind closed doors. We promise to hold you responsible for
We call this process "e-accountability".
- Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, "Safer
Chemicals, Healthy Families is a groundbreaking coalition of diverse
groups united by their common concern about toxic chemicals in our
homes, places of work, and products we use every day."
- Sunflowers Naturals. Good source of articles and informative links, Such as http://www.sunflowernaturals.com/article_poisoned_babies.shtml
- Surviving Mold. An Illness Defeated & Lives Restored, by Ritchie Shoemaker, M. D. (Recommended by Global Indoor Health Network.) Dr. Shoemaker has devoted his life to finding the
answer to illness caused by biotoxins. He wants you to understand your
illness and have the power to beat it.
- Battling Corruption in America's Public Schools, Lydia G. Segal (Harvard University Press 2005).
- Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our Children, by Philip Shabacoff and Alice Shabecoff (Random House 2005).
- Contaminated Communities: Coping with Residential Toxic Exposure, Michael R. Edelstein (Westview Press 2004).
- Living Downstream, An Ecologist Looks At Cancer and the Environment, Sandra Steingraber (Addison-Westley 1997).
- A Civil Action, Jonathan Harr (Random House 1995).
- Five Past Midnight in Bhopal, Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro (Warner Books 2005).
- Clouds of Injustice, Amnesty International 2004, free download available.
- The Killing of Karen Silkwood: The Story Behind the Kerr McGee Plutonium Case, Richard Rashke (Houghton Mifflin 1985).
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