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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency in charge of protecting human health and providing information to promote healthy decisions. This site includes health statistics, specific disease information, prevention information, and recent news. This site is very large and contains information on almost any health issue. Use the search function to find specific information.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a branch of the CDC that specializes in the health effects from exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a federal research institution for health issues. This site provides information about health studies, clinical trials, and specific diseases.
The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences is the branch of NIH specializing in environmental health research.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the federal agency in charge of protecting the environment. This site is very large and contains information on almost any environmental issue.
The EPA Region 4 website addresses environmental issues in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency that regulates the protection and conservation of Georgia's natural resources for public, private, and industrial use. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) website www.gaepd.org, includes information about environmental laws and regulations, hazardous waste sites, air and water quality, fish consumption advisories, and toxic releases.
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) houses environmental health information for practitioners on professional certifications, the Journal of Environmental Health, the Annual Education Conference, continuing education programs, and current events.
The Georgia Environmental Health Association (GEHA) is the professional organization specific to Georgia and it's environmental health professionals.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is for public health professionals in the public and private sector. Their site includes a wide range of information on public health issues, articles from the American Journal of Public Health and other publications, meetings, continuing education, and national and international public health topics.
The Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) is the Georgia APHA affiliate.
ToxFaqs are on ATSDR's website. They are summaries of frequently asked questions about specific chemicals.
Chemfinder provides access to information about chemicals through a variety of databases. It is useful for information on most chemicals.
The Toxic Release Inventory provides information about environmental releases from industries. It tracks releases by chemical, industry, and location.
The Envirofacts Warehouse by the U.S. EPA combines several databases including those with information about toxic releases, chemical fact sheets, and regulatory status.
The Hazdat Database lists hazardous waste sites and facilities where environmental and health investigations have occurred, the nature of the investigations, and provides access to information about site-specific activities.
The U.S. EPA Superfund website has extensive information about the Superfund law and National Priorities List sites.
The Brownfields Clearinghouse is a site developed by the Chemical Hazards Program and available through the Georgia Institute of Technology that provides information about public health issues at Brownfield sites.
The Right-to-Know Network houses a series of databases on environmental information including CERCLIS/Superfund, and other federal laws governing the environment.
The Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems is a collection of databases on pesticides, export/import data, and exotic pest movement.
The American Cancer Society provides cancer information.
The National Cancer Institute specializes in cancer research.
The Cancer Control Section of the GA Division of Public Health provides cancer statistics for Georgia.
The U.S. EPA's Office of Water Consumption Advisories site houses information on fish and wildlife advisories in all states.
The Food and Drug Administration provides an advisory for pregnant women on the dangers of eating fish contaminated with mercury.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources provides guidelines for eating fish from Georgia waters.