At asbestos.com, the mission is two-fold: to educate the public about how to avoid the dangers of asbestos and to assist people who have already been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases. Committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to its visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer. The website offers a one-stop resource on all asbestos issues ranging from occupational exposure to mesothelioma treatment options.
EPA, U.S.Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
Healthy Homes and Lead Control
The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) is unique among federal agencies. HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control was established to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in America’s privately-owned and low-income housing and to lead the nation in addressing other housing-related health hazards that threaten vulnerable residents.
Household Products Database
This database links over 9,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. All brands and product names in this database are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. This database is provided to the National Library of Medicine under a license agreement with DeLima Associates as a copyrighted information resource for non-commercial use only.
ToxMystery was created by the National Library of Medicine to help children from 7-11 years old learn about household chemical hazards. Toxie the Cat helps kids find the hazards hidden in each room and offers hints when needed. Available in English or Spanish.
Designed to give information about how the environment can impact human health. Internet resources are available on environmental health. Tox Town uses color, graphics, sounds, and animation to add interest to learning about the connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. Tox Town’s target audience is students above elementary school level, educators, and the general public. It is a companion to the extensive information in the TOXNET collection of databases that are typically used by toxicologists and health professionals. Available in English and Spanish.