The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a website that provides farm workers, certified applicators, and health care providers with information on the EPA's pesticide safety programs. The web site is in both English and Spanish and provides information on applicator certification and training requirements and EPA's Worker Protection Standard. The site also provides information on the Pesticides and National Strategies for Health Care Providers.
The mission of the National Safety Council is "to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies, practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes."
Control de Desechos Peligrosos Es una red de centros de capacitación y transferencia de tecnologías de América Latina y el Caribe creada con el fin de:
fortalecer y optimizar la cooperación entre los países de la región en la gestión ambientalmente adecuada de los desechos
constituir un foro de intercambio entre los distintos actores involucrados en su manejo. Esta red ha sido establecida por los países de la región que suscriben el Convenio de Basilea sobre el "Control Transfronterizo de los Desechos Peligrosos y su Eliminación".
T.E.A.C.H. consists of sixty families in Toms River, NJ who have a child with cancer. Toms River has been designated as a "cancer cluster". T.E.A.C.H is the group mentioned at the end of the movie "A Civil Action" starring John Travolta. T.E.A.C.H's web site was set up with the release of the movie so people could find additional information about Toms River. Toms River has two superfund sites that have polluted the ground water for years. Its mission is to warn and educate other families of environmental hazards that may affect their health, eradicate the high instances of cancer in our communities, and ensure that all children will be given the opportunity to grow up in a clean and healthy environment.
The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, which is within the United States Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration, is responsible for coordinating a national safety program for the transportation of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway and water. The site provides information on regulations, emergency response, assistance, links.
Recursos en español de CANUTEC: Guía Norteamericana de Respuesta en Caso de Emergencia (Sustancias Peligrosas) For English go to bottom of the "Guia" web page. CANUTEC is the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre operated by Transport Canada to assist emergency response personnel in handling dangerous goods emergencies. This national advisory centre was established in 1979 and is part of the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate within Transport Canada. The Directorate's overall mandate is to regulate the safe handling, offering for transport and transporting of dangerous goods by all modes. CANUTEC is one of the major safety programs that Transport Canada delivers to promote the safe movement of people and goods throughout Canada. CANUTEC has established a scientific data bank on chemicals manufactured, stored and transported in Canada and is staffed by professional scientists specialized in emergency response and experienced in interpreting technical information and providing advice.
Scorecard is an environmental information service that is provided by the Environmental Defense Fund. Scorecard provides up to date information on sites over the U.S. that are being contaminated. You can enter your zip code and find out the air pollution levels, animal waste levels, etc. in your area.
The Right-to-Know Network provides free access to numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development. With this resource you can identify specific factories and their environmental effects; analyze reinvestment by banks in their communities; and assess people and communities affected.
Ofrece acceso gratuito a bases de datos, textos y conferencias sobre el medio ambiente, vivienda y desarrollo sustentable. Con la información disponible en esta red, usted puede identificar fábricas específicas y sus efectos ambientales, y puede analizar las re-inversiones de los bancos en sus comunidades.
La Red del Tercer Mundo (RTM) es un agrupamiento internacional de organizaciones e individuos comprometidos con la defensa de los derechos y la satisfacción de las necesidades de los pueblos del Tercer Mundo, en favor de una distribución justa de los recursos del planeta y de formas de desarrollo humanas y ecológicamente sustentables. Fabulosos artículos en castellano sobre todo tipos de temas con relación al Tercer Mundo.
The Pesticide Action Network UK, formerly known as Pesticide Trust, is an independent charity that addresses the health and environmental problems of pesticides and works for a sustainable future. Pesticides Trust's web site provides publications and links to other pesticide sites.
The New Rules Project has been developed by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. The Project addresses the growing conflict between local and global economies. It identifies rules that could potentially close the gap between those who make decisions and those who feel the impacts. The site offers actual rules that enable and promote strong local economies and democratic, hand-scaled communities. It also offers the latest news covering issues from a New Rules Perspective; the arguments for community-centered policies; and links to other internet resources, reports, and related organizations.
Ovarian Plus International is a newsletter dedicated strictly to prevention of ovarian cancer and other gynecologic cancers. The newsletter focuses on the Forgotten Priorities: Risk Reduction, Screening, Early Detection, Psychosocial Issues, and Cancer Politics.
The Women's Cancer Network provides useful information about the cancers that affect women and the physicians who are specialists at treating them. These cancers include: Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Cervical Cancer, and Breast Cancer.
Hog Watch is the Environmental Defense Fund's central source for information and action on industrial hog farming in North Carolina. The web site provides an effective tool for the public, community activists, environmental groups, policymakers, and others to use in the campaign to confront the serious threats to human health and the environment posed by hog factories. Hog Watch raises awareness and provides information to the public, policymakers, and other citizens concerned about the impacts of factory hog farming.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Wastewater Management has developed a web site about Animal Feeding Operations in the U.S. This site explains Animal Feeding Operations and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and how to obtain information on these facilities.
Better Basics is a web site that provides information on how to decrease interaction with toxics around the home. The site was developed by Annie Berthold-Bond who has written resourceful books on toxic-free living. The site is full of tips and suggestions and also provides a question/answer section to ask Annie questions on ways to rid the home of toxics.
ENADU - European Network Against Depleted Uranium is an european project to stop and ban the DU use and manufacturing. Enadu was created jointly by CADU, LAKA Foundation and the italian committee "STOP U-238!"
The Endocrine Disrupter Resource Center (EDRC) site provides concerned citizens, scientists, reporters and policy makers with information on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), their sources and health effects, and to link research sources and organizations working on those issues. The site includes information about known or suspected endocrine disrupters. It also offers a database of active groups; updates, abstracts and news releases about the latest research, policies, and grassroots initiatives to eliminate toxic exposure; a calendar of events; information about other resources (such as videos, books, and reports), and links to related web sites.