Looking for information on environmental health? Take a look at these great organizations, interactive websites, and reports:
Alliance for Healthy Homes
This organization works to prevent and eliminate hazards in homes that can harm the health of children, families, and other residents. These hazards include lead, mold, carbon monoxide, radon, pests, and pesticides.
Type in your location and see how the health risk from industrial air pollution in your neighborhood compares to other neighborhoods across the country
Asthma, Traffic and Air Pollution – Environmental Defense Fund
“Asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism, accounting for over 14 million missed school days annually.”
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Protect your health from chemicals used in cosmetics that are linked to cancer, birth defects, and other health problems.
Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) – Toxicant and Disease Database
A searchable database showing 180 human diseases and the chemical contaminants they are linked to.
Children’s Environmental Health Network (CHEN)
“Protecting the Fetus and the Child against Environmental Hazards”
Cost of Delay
We can’t wait any longer for a common-sense baseline limiting how much mercury, arsenic and other toxins power plants emit. Any delay by Congress is unconscionable.
Detroit Vacant Property Campaign (LISC, Community Legal Resources, UM, CDAD)
The DVPC was formed to empower communities to address vacant land through policy work, technical assistance and legal resources.
Eartheasy Non-toxic Home Care
Non-toxic cleaning guide.
Get an in-depth pollution report for your county, covering air, water, chemicals, and more.
The tool combines interactive maps and aerial photography to display facility-based information from the Envirofacts Warehouse.
The Influence of Lead Exposure and Toxicity to Children’s Neurological Development and School Performance. (pdf) – March 1994
“The results of lead poisoning are most often dealt with in school systems where, in some cases, over 50 percent of students are lead poisoning victims.”
Incinerator; plans to transition to citywide recycling
Articles and information regarding the Incinerator over the last several months.
Michigan Dept. of Community Health – Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
2004-2010 EBL data for Michigan
East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative – Case study on how to control lead hazards in demolition
Sustainable Resources Center
Lead issues, healthy homes, and energy use
Water Pollution search tool (EPA)
“The Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool is a new tool designed to help you determine who is discharging, what pollutants they are discharging and how much, and where they are discharging.”