Toxics and Health

Physicians for Social Responsibility, EnviroHealthAction

This site presents information about the staggering amount of toxic chemicals in our environment and some of their adverse heath effects, such as endocrine disruption, cancer, and neurodevelopmental effects. The site focuses on persistent organic pollutants, pesticides, heavy metals, hazardous waste, phthalates, and hospital wastes such as dioxin and mercury. The site also features links to current related news and additional chemical health resources.

Subject: Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Metals, Bio/Medical Wastes, Organic Chemicals
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Health Topics: Organic Compounds, Heavy Metals, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science