Public Resources and Links

Resources for citizens on toxic chemicals

  • Tox FAQs – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: This website provides a brief summary of known and suspected health effects of many chemicals. www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaq.html
  • Toxnet – National Institutes of Health, Toxicology Data Network: Use this search engine to look up study findings on toxic chemicals. toxnet.nlm.nih.gov
  • Healthy Child Healthy World Chemical Profiles: http://healthychild.org/issues/chemical/
  • Center for Health and the Environment (CHE) Toxicant and Disease Database: An impressive, searchable database that summarizes links between chemical contaminants and approximately 180 human diseases or conditions. www.database.healthandenvironment.org
  • Public Health Statements – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: This website provides thorough, but accessible, information on known and suspected health effects of many chemicals. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/PHS/Index.asp

Resources for citizens on chemicals of concern in consumer products

  • HealthyStuff.org's Consumer Action Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products: HealthyStuff.org is a consumer products testing and rating project which has publicly posted original product test results for 1,000's of products. HealthStuff.org works to increase consumer awareness, understanding and engagement in chemical policy reform advocacy; increase industry motivation to utilize chemical design tools and produce healthier products; and work for federal chemicals policy reform.
  • Washington Toxics Coalition: The Safe Start For Kids provide asy tips and information on choosing safer products and creating healthy environments for children.
  • Environmental Working Group: EWG's Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals. The site compare the ingredients on personal care product labels and websites to information in nearly 60 toxicity and regulatory databases. Skin Deep contains information and online safety assessments for 68,046 products, 2,867 brands
  • Good Guide: GoodGuide provides authoritative information about the health, environmental and social performance of products and companies. At the site you can search or browse over 120,000 food, toys, personal care, & household products to easily learn about the best and worst products in a category.
  • EPA Design for the Environment Safer Product Labeling Program: EPA allows safer products to carry the Design for the Environment (DfE) label. This mark enables consumers to quickly identify and choose products that can help protect the environment and are safer for families. When you see the DfE logo on a product it means that the DfE scientific review team has screened each ingredient for potential human health and environmental effects and that—based on currently available information, EPA predictive models, and expert judgment—the product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class.

Resources for citizens interested in Green Chemistry

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