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Testimonies and Letters from Luminaries to Legislators on Environmental Health Issues

American Nurses Association Green Meeting Guide

Nurses DEHP Phase Out Tool Kit

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Environmental Health Studies

On-line Continuing Education in Environmental Health

Books on Environmental Health

Top 10 helpful websites

More useful tools, resources, and information

Resources contributed by Nurse Luminaries

Testimonies and Letters from Luminaries to Legislators on Environmental Health Issues

American Nurses Association Green Meeting Guide(pdf)

Nurses DEHP Phase Out Tool Kit (Items in Tool Kit are selected from HCWH’s PVC & DEHP Resources where more information on DEHP can be found)

To find a Nurse Luminary Mentor who has worked on this issue in their facility search the Luminaries by issue (enter PVC/DEHP).

Educational Materials

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Policy Documents


Environmental Health Studies

On-line Continuing Education in Environmental Health

Books on Environmental Health

Top 10 helpful websites

For more useful tools, resources, and information, also see

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Also view
ATSDR ToxFAQs for Frequently Asked Questions about contaminants found at hazardous waste sites.

Beyond Pesticides
Beyond Pesticides provides useful information on pesticides and alternatives to their use.

The Breast Cancer Fund
In response to the public health crisis of breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Fund identifies – and advocates for elimination of – the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. 

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of public health, educational, religious, labor, women’s, environmental and consumer groups. Our goal is to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems and replace them with safer alternatives.

Canadian Nurses Association, Nursing and Environmental Health
As part of its centennial celebrations for 2008, CNA has launched a project to support work in environmental health in the domains of nursing practice, education, research and policy. The work of this initiative has been guided by the Environmental Health Reference Group, a group of nurses from across Canada that has met monthly by teleconference since June 2007.

Center for Health, Environment, and Justice

The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) the national environmental organization founded and led by grassroots leader, Lois Gibbs.

Environmental Health Strategy Center
The Environmental Health Strategy Center works to protect human health by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals, expanding the use of safer alternatives, and building partnerships that focus on the environment as a public health priority. 

Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group investigates and exposes threats to your health and the environment, and provides practical information you can use to protect your family and community. 

This site offers good assessment tools, fact sheets and presentation.

EPA's Children's Environmental Health home page

EPA's Envirofacts Database
Search by zip code and other geographic categories

Healthy People, Healthy Places
Healthy People, Healthy Places is designed to be part of the solution to the problem of environmentally induced illnesses. 
This site will introduce you to Peggy Wolff, a Luminary environmental health nurse, and will provide you with a wealth of resources along the way.

Keep Antibiotics Working
Throughout America, infectious diseases are emerging that we may not be able to cure because bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics. The Keep Antibiotics Working campaign is working to reduce the growing public health threat of antibiotic resistance by ending the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture.

Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production (LCSP) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is internationally recognized as a leading academic center in innovative research, model policy development, and training programs to support sustainable production and consumption.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The NIEHS vision is to use environmental sciences to understand human disease and to improve human health.

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

Resource Guide on Children's Environmental Health
This guide explains the activities and resources provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Children's Health Protection.  

Science and Environmental Health Network
SEHN engages communities and governments in the effective application of science to protect and restore public and ecosystem health. Since 1998, SEHN has been the leading proponent in the United States of the Precautionary Principle as a new basis for environmental and public health policy.

Score Card: The Pollution Information Site
Find out what hazards are in your neighborhood - search by zip code.

Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet.

Toxic Discovery
Established in 1994 and consisting of over 25,000 injured consumers, Toxic Discovery maintains one of the most impressive libraries of medical research data, educational materials, and peer reviewed studies in the United States on the topic of medical device failures. The organization has been successful in lobbying for laws to protect women and children's health.  

Toxicology Tutorials
A free on-line toxicology tutorial created by the National Library of Medicine.

Training Manual on Pediatric Environmental Health
Training manual on children's environmental health for health professionals.

Trust for America's Health
Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by working to make disease prevention a national priority.

University of Maryland School of Nursing web-based curriculum for basic environmental health

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