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Sites concerning the issues of environmental health. Environmental Health - Definition. Environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by interactions with physical, chemical, biological and social factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling and preventing those factors in the environment that may adversely affect the health of present and future generations. (From the Pew Environmental Health Commission)
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The Women's Environmental Network - WEN campaigns on issues that link women, health and the environment. Campaigns promote positive alternatives to polluting practices and consumer items. Provides information on environmental health, food and genetic engineering. Canadians Against Pesticides - Informing Canadians of pesticide risks. Actions against pesticides and toxins. Civitas - Citizens for Planetary Health - Promotes environmental and human health by exposing harmful practices and policies such as relying upon unscientific animal experiments to justify poisoning the environment and to predict the effects of toxins and medicines on humans. Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) - Organization working to reduce the use of hazardous pesticides world wide. Composted Kitchen Waste May Put Heavy Metals In The Soil - Some systems of ecological arable farming in developed countries, which use only organic fertilisers contaminate the soil with levels of cadmium, copper and lead which are twice as high as when a combination of both animal manure and artificial fertiliser is used. (Studied samples using kitchen waste) Burning Issues - Research and data on wood smoke pollution and combustion particulates. Research shows that 60,000 people in the US die each year from smoke pollution. Site chosen by the BBC Education Directory for excellence in the information presented. Long Islanders Against Pesticides - LIAP is a non-profit community education organization providing information on the use of pesticides in the New York and Long Island communities. Produce Items May Exceed EPA Standards - Pesticide residue levels on produces exceed EPA standards. Washingtonpost. Pesticide Action Network International - Network of over 600 participating nongovernmental organizations, institutions and individuals in over 60 countries working to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound alternatives. Projects and campaigns are coordinated by five autonomous Regional Centers. Beyond Pesticides - National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides provides information on pesticides. Current actions and newsletters including pesticide safety and alternatives. Pesticide Watch - Information about pesticides and the problems associated with pesticide use. Provide California communities with the tools they need to protect themselves and the environment from the hazards of pesticides. Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database - Provides pesticide information from many different sources. Includes definitions, references and user manual. Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides - NCAP works to protect people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems. Provide news and information on pesticide issues. Natural Resources Defense Council - Toxic Chemicals and Health - NRDC provides information, reports, fact sheets and studies on everyday health threats posed by toxic chemicals and pesticides. Pesticide Action Network UK - Provides information on health effects of pesticides, news, campaigns and projects. Pollution 'Damages Intelligence' - Environmental damage is sapping the intelligence of millions of people globally, says a British social scientist. BBC News. Mainlining Danger: Hospital Patients Exposed to High Levels of Toxic Chemicals in Vinyl I.V. Bags - Greenpeace data shows that vinyl (PVC) medical devices contain high levels of toxic additives which can leach out through surrounding fluids, exposing hospital patients to a probable human carcinogen. Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR) - Resource designed to aid in understanding the chronic and acute health impacts of pesticides. Provide review of studies linking pesticides with chronic and acute diseases. Conspiracy of Silence - Documents a PCB spill and clean up, industries reaction and the eventual ban of the sale of PCBs. Task Force on Systemic Pesticides - Providing comprehensive analysis to inform more rapid and improved decisions on the use of systemic pesticides and their impact on biodiversity and ecosystems
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