Earth Day: Environmental Health Resources





Earth Day Reference Guide – resources from the Library of Congress’s Science Technology & Business Division. Includes sections on:

  • How to live and work sustainably
  • Ecosystems – flora and fauna; climatology and weather
  • Geography and geology
  • Student resources
  • Historical resources
  • Organizations



Environmental Health & Toxicology – consumer and professional resources from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services.




TOXNET – a collection of databases from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services on hazardous chemicals, toxic releases, and environmental health. Includes:

  • Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) – comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for more than 5,000 chemicals.
  • TOXMAP®  – uses United States maps to explore data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund programs.
  • Haz-Map® – information on the health effects of exposure to chemical and biological agents used in industry, on the job and at home.



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