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coverUnderstanding Garbage and Our Environment by Terrific Science Press.  

The only teacher's resource of its kind, this book was developed by Terrific Science Press, the publication arm of the Center for Chemical Education environmental issues surrounding waste management. Providing quality teacher-tested materials, consistent with the National Standards for Science Education, this book includes motivating lessons and activities that will build middle-schoolers' science process skills, while promoting awareness of complex environmental issues, including recycling, waste-related illness, source reduction, and more. Perfect for home or school, Understanding Garbage and Our Environment keeps students interested and involved, prompting them to come up with their own solutions to the continuing challenge of where to put our trash.

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The New Chemical Health and Safety Full-text Search
Health and Safety information has been collected on over 2000 chemicals studied by the NTP. There are a number of ways to retrieve data from these NTP files.

View a list of the chemicals with Health & Safety data with links to the individual chemical H & S data (list also includes primary synonyms and CAS No.). (note: this is a large (460k) file which takes time to download!!).

Search the entire H & S database. This is a full text search and retrieves a list of all the files with matches to the search term(s). (do not use commas or apostrophes in the search terms)

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EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency. 

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EXTOXNET
The EXTOXNET InfoBase provides a variety of information about pesticides. Access the Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs) for specific information on pesticides. Toxicology Information Briefs (TIBs) contain a discussion of certain concepts in toxicology and environmental chemistry.

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Agency for Toxic Substances
HazDat, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database, is the scientific and administrative database developed to provide access to information on the release of hazardous substances from Superfund sites or from emergency events and on the effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations. The following information is included in HazDat: site characteristics, activities and site events, contaminants found, contaminant media and maximum concentration levels, impact on population, community health concerns, ATSDR public health threat categorization, ATSDR recommendations, environmental fate of hazardous substances, exposure routes, and physical hazards at the site/event. In addition, HazDat contains substance-specific information such as the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous Substances, health effects by route and duration of exposure, metabolites, interactions of substances, susceptible populations, and biomarkers of exposure and effects. HazDat also contains data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) database, including site CERCLIS number, site description, latitude/longitude, operable units, and additional site information. 

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Citizen's Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste
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Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Defense Fund has an extensive list of resources on all types of environmental issues, including toxins, pollution, recycling, etc. 

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bulletABC's of Pollution Prevention
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bulletPollution Calculator
bulletRecycling
bulletRecycling Isn't Garbage.
bulletRecycling World
bulletRecycling --Treasures in Your Trash (interactive)

 

Environmental Hazards Management Institute
Dedicated to the Understanding, Enhancement, & Preservation of the Natural Environment. 

 

Greenpeace: Toxics and Toxins Page
The Greenpeace International Toxics Campaign. 

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Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
Since 1982, Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) has worked to document and expose the hazards of the high-tech industry and to promote environmental and economic sustainability and accountability in the electronics industry, the fastest growing manufacturing sector in the world.

 

Hormone Disrupting Chemicals
A WIDE RANGE of substances are now known to interfere with the normal functioning of the body's hormone system. This has fundamental implications for fertility and reproduction, intelligence, immune defense, and perhaps ultimately, survival. (MORE...)  

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