Our environment affects our health. If parts of the environment, like the air, water, or soil become polluted, it can lead to health problems. For example, asthma pollutants and chemicals in the air or in the home can trigger asthma attacks.
Some environmental risks are a part of the natural world, like radon in the soil. Others are the result of human activities, like lead poisoning from paint, or exposure to asbestos or mercury from mining or industrial use.
NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- Known and Probable Human Carcinogens (American Cancer Society)
- Linking Early Environmental Exposures to Adult Diseases (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) - PDF
- TOXNET: Toxicology Data Network (National Library of Medicine) - Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas
- Acid Rain (Environmental Protection Agency)
- Bisphenol A (National Library of Medicine)
- ToxGuides: Quick Reference Pocket Guide for Toxicological Profiles (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)
- Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change (Environmental Protection Agency)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Environmental Health (National Institutes of Health)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: The role of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in reducing soil-transmitted...
- Article: Using a theory-driven creative process to design a peri-urban on-site sanitation...
- Article: Competencies on environmental health and pedagogical approaches in the nursing curriculum:...
- Environmental Health -- see more articles
- America's Children and the Environment (Environmental Protection Agency)
- Environmental Health (National Library of Medicine)
- Environmental Protection Agency, Protecting Children's Environmental Health (Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children's Health Protection)
- Healthy Environments for Children (Pan American Health Organization) - PDF Also in Spanish
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Kids' Pages (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)
- Plastics (Environmental Health Student Portal) (National Library of Medicine)
- Volatile Organic Compunds (Environmental Health Student Portal) (National Library of Medicine)