My doctor said that my illness is related to the exposures that I had when I was working. Where can I find reliable, authoritative information on environmental exposures?
Several websites store information on a wide variety of environmental toxins and exposures, as well as long term effects of these exposures.
Some that you might want to bookmark are the following:
United States Environmental Protection Agency – http://www.epa.gov/
Information and updates from individual states, links to popular topics (acid rain, air pollution, asbestos, mercury, lead, hydraulic fracturing, etc.), key topics under each category and related links
Occupational Health and Safety Administration – http://www.osha.gov/
Illness and injury prevention programs, statistics on work place exposures, how to file a complaint, links to local offices
CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
Workplace safety and health topics, chemicals, emergency preparedness and responses
National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training (NIESH) – http://www.niehs.nih.gov/
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – brochures and fact sheets on environmental health topics, current research studies on environmental health exposures
United StatesDepartment of Veterans Affairs – http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/index.asp
Information on military exposures
Carol Ann Attwood
Patient and Health Education Library
Mayo Clinic Arizona