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Environmental Health

CDC - Environmental Health (Centers for Disease Control)

The CDC has information on everything from air quality (asbestos, mold, and health effects) to lead (lead poisoning) to natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, power outages, tornadoes.)

Environmental Health Student Portal (National Library of Medicine)

The Environmental Health Student Portal provides a safe and useful resource for students and teachers to learn how the environment can impact our health. The Web site explores topics such as water pollution, climate change, air pollution, and chemicals. The site links to articles, games, activities, and videos. Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, which makes this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom. Users can also explore Science, Technology Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers and view current event press releases from MedlinePlus on environmental health related topics. This resource is a reliable Web site for students to explore and obtain information for research assignments and science fair projects ideas. Teachers can use the site to further explore the connection between human activities and the environment and how these activities affect our health.

Environmental Health Topics (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability from environmental causes. Fact sheets, pamphlets, and other educational materials are available under Health & Education and Environmental Health Science Education.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Learn about protecting human health by protecting the health of the environment. See special sections on air, water, environmental regulations, ecosystems, environmental emergencies, industrial pollution, agricultural pollution, prevention and treatment of pollution. Also, learn how one can conserve water and energy and how to protect the environment. Individuals will also find educational resources for students and teachers, as well as games and activities for children.

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

This government web site provides links to information about the state's air and water quality, and underground storage tanks. The Louisiana DEQ also provides information on environmental hazards in the home. Hotline numbers and contact information for the divisions of DEQ are also provided.

MedlinePlus: Environmental Health (National Library of Medicine)

Our environment affects our health. Our average life span has almost doubled over the past century or so mainly because we have clean, safe drinking water. If parts of the environment, like air and water, or soil become polluted, it can lead to health problems. For example, asthma attacks can result from pollutants and other chemicals in the air and in the home.

READY.gov (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

This site has information for citizens about being prepared in case of a terrorist attack or natural disaster. Much of the advice is useful for any emergency

Tox Town (National Library of Medicine)

Tox Town provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where you might be exposed to toxic chemicals. This site will help you better understand risks of exposure, potential health effects, and how to protect yourself. It includes Key Concepts & Glossary of terms related to environmental health and toxicology, Community Action Tools containing guides and toolkits, and resources to learn about environment and health for middle school students. Explore Science Classroom (Grades 6-8) to find lesson plans/activities, interactive games, hands on activities, videos, informational websites and more.

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