Environmental Health in the Health Care Setting
Environmentally Healthy Schools
A one-stop shop created by the University of Maryland School of Nursing for
nurses interested in environmental health.
Environmental Health Listserv
This listserv (online discussion) was created 5 years ago for nurses who are
especially interested in environmental health. The listserv is moderated,
meaning that there is a gatekeeper and information can only be sent by the
moderator, who is on staff at the Environmental Health Education Center at
the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Anyone can send the moderator
information for distribution to the listserv. (To join the listserv, please
firstname.lastname@example.org. Place "enviRN" in the subject area of the
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Directory of Integrated Pest Management in schools:
Children's Environmental Health Network -- Online resource guide
Center for Health, Environment and Justice
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC). NCEH provides expertise in environmental pesticide
surveillance and disease outbreak investigations.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). For fact sheets
and information on pesticides.
Preventing Harm, is a resource and action center on children and the
Health Care Without Harm
Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
The American Lung Association
Environmental Defense Toxic Release Inventory
FDA Fish Advisory
Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (California
Environmental Protection Agency)
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standard for Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Lead Distillation Systems
Water Quality Association
NSF International: The Public Health and Safety Company
Nursing World Organization
Manual JS. Land Use: A toxic house in the country. Environ Health
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monitoring of the potential exposure of small children to pesticides in the
residential environment. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 1994;26:37-46.
Bearer C. Environmental health hazards: how children are different
from adults. Future Child. 1995;5:11-26.
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Environmental
& Occupational Disease Epidemiology: Facts about mold. February 2001.
http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/ doh/html/epi/epimold.html Accessed July 25, 2003.
Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Environmental Health, Hazard
Assessment. Health effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
September 1997.Available at:
Accessed July 25, 2003.
American Nurses Association Position statement: Environmental
tobacco smoke. 1997. Available at:
Accessed July 25, 2003.
US Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Air and Radiation. A
Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family
From Radon. 3rd ed. September 1992. Available at:
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/ radon/pubs/citguide.html Accessed July 25, 2003.
Greiner T. Carbon monoxide: the current situation. 1998. Iowa State
University of Science and Technology.
Wayne State University School of Medicine. Deaths from carbon monoxide
poisoning in the United States, 1988-1996. 1999.
United States Consumer Product Commission. Protect your family and yourself
from CO poisoning. (US Consumer PSC No 0-356-764). Washington,
DC: Government Printing Office; 1993.
Penney D. Carbon monoxide poisoning: What is chronic carbon
monoxide poisoning? 2001.
US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. (DHHS Publication No.
94-116). Washington, DC;
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommendations for
blood lead screening of young children enrolled in Medicaid: targeting a
group at high risk. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2000;49(RR14): 1-13.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/ mmwrhtml/rr4914a1.htm Accessed July 25, 2003.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Blood lead levels in
young children--United States
and selected states, 1996-1999. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Update: blood lead
levels -- United States 1991-1994. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep.
1997;46:141-146, erratum: 1997;46(26):607. Atlanta,
Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Public Health Service.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preventing lead
poisoning in young children: A statement by the Centers for Disease Control.
Report No. 99-2230. 1991. Atlanta,
Georgia: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Heath Service.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National alert: a
warning about continuing patterns of metallic mercury exposure. 1997.
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/alerts/970626.html Accessed July 25, 2003.
US General Accounting Office. Lead poisoning, federal health care
programs are not effectively reaching at-risk children. GAO/HEHS-99-18.
Washington, DC; 1999.
Needleman H, Riess J, Tobin M, Biesecker G, Greenhouse J. Bone lead
levels and delinquent behavior. JAMA. 1996;275: 363-369.
Livingston D. Maintaining a Lead Safe Home. Baltimore, Md:
Community Resources; 1997.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fatal pediatric lead
poisoning -- New Hampshire,
2000. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001;50;457-459. Available at:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/ mmwrhtml/mm5022a1.htm Accessed July 25,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Blood and hair mercury
levels in young children and women of childbearing age -- United States,
1999. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001;50:140-143.
National Academy of Sciences: National Research Council. Toxicological
effects of methyl mercury. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2000.
Houlihan J, Wiles R. Brain food: What women should know about
mercury contamination of fish. Washington, DC:
Environmental Working Group & U.S.
PIRG Education Fund and the State Pirgs; 2001.
Glahder C, Appel P, Asmund G. Mercury in Soap in Tanzania.
Ministry of Environment and Energy: National Environment Research Institute.
(NERI Technical Report No. 306); 1999. Available at:
3_fagrapporter/rapporter/fr306.pdf Accessed July 25, 2003.
United States Environmental Protection Agency: Region 8. Pesticides, toxic
chemicals & children. Available at:
United States Environmental Protection Agency. The inside story: a
guide to indoor air quality. Washington, DC:
Office of Air and Radiation, EPA; 1988.
McBride M. Childhood cancer and environmental contaminants. Can J
Public Health. 1998;89:53-62.
Daniels J, Olshan A, Savitz D. Pesticides and childhood cancers.
Environ Health Perspect. 1997;105:1068-1077.
Buckley J, Meadows A, Kadin M, Le Beau M, Siegel S, Robison L.
Pesticide exposures in children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer. 2000;89:
Meinert R, Schuz J, Kalersch U, Kaatsch P, Michaelis J. Leukemia
and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in childhood and exposure to pesticides: results
of a register-based case-control study in Germany. Am J
Epidemiol. 2000;151: 639-646.
Infante-Rivard C, Labuda D, Krajinovic M, Sinnett D. Risk of
childhood leukemia associated with exposure to pesticides and gene
polymorphisms. Epidemiology. 1999;10:481-487.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Environmental Health. Handbook
of Pediatric Environmental Health. Elk Grove Village, Ill: American Academy
of Pediatrics; 1999.
Physicians for Social Responsibility. Drinking water and disease:
What health care providers should know. Washington, DC:
Physicians for Social Responsibility; 2000.
American Society for Microbiology. Microbial pollutants in our
nation's water. Washington,
DC: American Society for Microbiology; 1999.
King W, Dodds L, Allen A. Relation between stillbirth and specific
chlorination by-products in public water supplies. Environ Health Perspect.
Moline J, Golden A, Bar-Chama N, et al. Exposure to hazardous
substances and male reproductive health: A research framework. Environ
Health Perspect. 2000;108:803-813.
Swan S, Waller K, Hopkins B, et
al. A prospective study of spontaneous abortion: Relation to amount and
source of drinking water consumed in early pregnancy. Epidemiology.
Natural Resource Defense Council. Bottled water: Pure drink or pure
hype? New York:
Natural Resource Defense Council; 1999.
Rigel D. Melanoma update. Skin Cancer Foundation Journal.
American Cancer Society. Cancer facts & figures. 2001. Available
STT_1x_2001_Facts_and_Figures.pdf.asp Accessed July 25, 2003.
American Academy of Dermatology. Children at risk: protecting our children
from skin cancer. [Press release] April 26, 2000. Available at:
http://www.aad.org/PressReleases/protectchild.html Accessed July 25, 2003.
The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation and
Roper Starch Worldwide. The national report card on safe drinking water,
knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Washington, DC:
The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation; 1999.
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