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Environmental Encyclopedia 2011 Pollution A to Z
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EBSCO Science Reference Center II Encyclopedia of Global Resources factsonfilesciencelogo 
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Try these eBooks!
nature and the environment in twentieth century american life northeast and midwest United States an environmental history  chronology of americans and the environment  365 ways to live green 
eBook 304.2 BLA  eBook 304.2 CUM eBook 304.2 MAG  eBook 333.72 AMS 
encyclopedia of sustainability  fossil fuels  renewable energy sources  making environmental law 
 eBook 333.72  eBook 333.79 FOS eBook 333.79 SMI  eBook 344.73 MAR 
managing the environment americas environmental report card  climate change an encyclopedia  blowout in the gulf 
eBook 363.7 AND  eBook 363.7 BLA  eBook 363.738 CLI   eBook 363.738 FRE
tarball chronicles a journey encyclopedia of school health  climate chaos your health  green electricity 
 eBook 363.738  GES
eBook 613.071 ENC
eBook 616.9 PAR  eBook 621.31 HAV 

 

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Websites
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A | A-Z Index | ATSDR

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Use the A-Z Index  or the Search Window in the top right hand corner to look up your chemical to find out about affected organ systems, cancer classification, a summary, fact sheets and public summaries.

A to Z Index | EPA Home | US EPA

Use the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s index to find their information on your pollutant.  The information given on each pollutant varies.

Arsenic Compounds | Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web site | US EPA

This summary sheet covers uses, health hazard information and physical properties along with a list of references.

Arsenic CLU-IN | Contaminants > Arsenic > Overview This brief fact sheet from the United States Environmental Protection Agency explains arsenic, its sources and health effects and EPA regulations regarding arsenic.
Arsenic - Drinking Water Contaminants, Facts/Removal Methods

APEC Water Systems, a provider of drinking water systems, lists the sources for arsenic, its effects, how it is measured and prevention and control measures. 

Asbestos- Drinking Water Contaminants, Facts/Removal Methods

APEC Water Systems, a provider of drinking water systems, defines asbestos and how it is used, explains its regulation, along with its environmental and health effects.

Asbestos a Guide for New Jersey Residents A pamphlet from the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services which explains asbestos, how it was used, the health effects, how it can be disposed of and who to contact for assistance.
Asbestos | US EPA 

This United States Environmental Protection Agency web site contains general information on asbestos sources, exposure and health effects, what to do if you suspect asbestos, training, and laws and regulations.

Basic Information about Mercury (inorganic) in Drinking Water | Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants | US EPA  

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s site on Mercury in drinking water defines mercury and its uses, explains the health effects, EPA regulations and treatment options. 
Basic Information| Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)| Wastes | US EPA

This web site contains information on PCBs, their health effects, laws and regulations governing PCBs and information on PCB waste handlers.  

Basin Center: Watershed Connections - Watershed Issues Activities - Thermal Pollution An explanation of the causes and effects of thermal pollution is provided by the River Basin Center of the Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia with the goals “to increase the capacity of communities and other individual stakeholders to manage and protect their water and related land resources in a sustainable manner”.

Benzene Pollutant Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency explains benzene, where it is found, how it effects the environment, health effects and efforts to control it.
Benzene  Questions and Answers on the Occurrence of Benzene in Soft Drinks and Other Beverages

The United States Food & Drug Administration explains benzene and its use in soft drinks and provides answers to many questions about benzene in the soft drinks and  beverages.

Benzene | Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web site | US EPA This United States Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet explains benzene’s uses, sources, health hazard information and its physical properties.
A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home | Mold and Moisture | US Environmental Protection Agency

Explains the basics of mold, how it can cause health problems, and how to clean it.


 

Cadmium Compounds | Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web site | US EPA  This United States Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet explains cadmium’s uses, sources, health hazard information, its physical properties and a list of references. 

Cadmium- Drinking Water Contaminants, Facts/Removal Methods  

APEC Water Systems, a provider of drinking water systems, has information on cadmium, its regulation, health effects, environmental impact, and its removal from drinking water. 
Cadmium Pollutant Fact Sheet
This fact sheet from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency explains cadmium, where it is found, how it effects the environment, health effects and efforts to control it.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions | Climate Change | US EPA   

This page provides an overview of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. 

Carbon Dioxide Pollutant Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency explains carbon dioxide, where it is found, how it effects the environment, health effects and efforts to control it.
Carbon Monoxide | Air & Radiation | US EPA This site provides information about carbon monoxide and its effects. 

Carbon Monoxide (CO) | Indoor Air | US Environmental Protection Agency  

This United States Environmental Protection Agency site covers the carbon monoxide’s sources, health effects, steps to reduce, exposure limits and links to other sources. 
Causes, effects and control of noise and thermal pollution These are lecture notes on noise and thermal pollution from TNAU Agritech in India.

CDC - Fact Sheet - Secondhand Smoke Facts - Smoking & Tobacco Use   

The Centers for Disease Control gives an overview, definition, health effects, patterns of secondhand smoke, and what can be done to avoid secondhand smoke.

CDC - Mold - General Information: Facts about Stachybotrys chartarum and Other Molds  

The CDC Mold Web site provides information on mold and health, an inventory of state indoor air quality programs, advice on assessment, cleanup efforts, and prevention of mold growth, and links to resources. 

CDC - NIOSH Publications and Products - Preventing Death from Excessive Exposure to Chlorofluorocarbon 113 (CFC-113) (89-109)  

This Centers for Disease Control site explains chlorofluorocarbon113 and its toxic effects.

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Halons

This fact sheet from the Clean Air Strategic Alliance in Alberta, Canada explains chlorofluorocarbons, its sources and effects.

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) Pollutant Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency explains chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), where they are found, how they effect the environment, health effects and efforts to control it.

Chromium Compounds | Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web site | US EPA  

This United States Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet explains chromium’s uses, sources, health hazard information and its physical properties.
Chromium CLU-IN | Contaminants > Chromium VI > Overview This brief fact sheet from the United States Environmental Protection Agency explains chromium, its sources and health effects and EPA regulations regarding chromium.
Chromium- Drinking Water Contaminants, Facts/Removal Methods  APEC Water Systems, a provider of drinking water systems, has information on cadmium, its regulation, health effects, environmental impact, and its removal from drinking water.
 A Citizen's Guide to Radon | Radon | US Environmental Protection Agency
This guide provides an overview of radon, how to test your home, interpreting the test results, how to lower radon levels and the risk of living with radon.
CLU-IN | Contaminants > Mercury > Overview This brief fact sheet from the United States Environmental Protection Agency explains mercury and why it is an environmental concern. 
CLU-IN | Contaminants > Perchlorate > Overview This brief fact sheet from the United States Environmental Protection Agency explains perchlorate and why it is an environmental concern. 
Dead Zones - Nitrogen & Phosphorus Pollution - Chesapeake Bay Foundation Explains the sources for nitrogen and phosphorus pollution and their impact on Chesapeake Bay along with what actions can be taken to improve the situation. 

DDT - A Brief History and Status | Ingredients Used in Pesticide Products | US EPA   

DDT was the first of the modern synthetic insecticides, developed in the 1940s. It helped control diseases such as typhus and malaria. Environmental concerns led to its cancellation in the 1970s. It still has limited indoor use in Africa to prevent malaria.
Dioxins A detailed information sheet on dioxins from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences which describes dioxins and their health effects along with efforts to reduce them.
Dioxins and their effects on human health This fact sheet from the World Health Organization provides key facts on dioxins, background, sources of dioxins, contamination incidents, health effects of contamination, prevention and other topics.
Dioxin | Environmental Assessment | US EPA   US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment provides an overview of dioxin and a timeline of EPA efforts to control dioxin pollution.
Dioxins  CLU-IN | Contaminants > Dioxins > Overview This brief fact sheet from the United States Environmental Protection Agency explains dioxins, its sources and health effects.

Dioxins  Questions & Answers About Dioxins and Food Safety     

The United States Food & Drug Administration explains dioxins and their relationship to the food supply and provides answers to many questions about dioxins and the food supply. 
DDT - A Brief History and Status | Ingredients Used in Pesticide Products | US EPA DDT was the first of the modern synthetic insecticides, developed in the 1940s. It helped control diseases such as typhus and malaria. Environmental concerns led to its cancellation in the 1970s. It still has limited indoor use in Africa to prevent malaria.  This article from the United States Environmental Protection Agency provides background on DDT and its current status.
DDT |Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) Chemical Program | US EPA  This is a website no longer updated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency but it does provide the health concerns in regard to DDT and where it was found. 

DDT |Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) Chemical Program | US EPA  

This is a website no longer updated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency but it does provide the health concerns in regard to DDT and where it was found.
EARTHWORKS | Oil and Gas Pollution   EARTHWORKS is a  nonprofit  organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions.   Their fact sheet on oil and gas pollution covers how oil and gas pollute water, the air and the soil.

Eyes on Nigeria  Petroleum, Pollution and Poverty in the Niger Delta

This article from Amnesty International explains the situation in the Niger Delta which is  "one of the world's most severely petroleum-impacted ecosystems".

 

 

Factsheet : Clean Power Plan | Carbon Pollution Standards | US EPA  

Factsheet outlining key facts, statistics and numbers related to the proposed Clean Power Plan for those researching carbon dioxide.

Factsheet: Shell Environmental Devastation in Nigeria | Center for Constitutional Rights

From 1990-1995, Nigerian soldiers, at Shell’s request and with Shell’s assistance and financing, used deadly force and conducted massive, brutal raids against the Ogoni people living in the Niger Delta to repress a growing movement in protest of Shell.” 
Fact Sheet: What You Need to Know about Carbon Monoxide Information from the New York State Department of Health which covers background, sources and body poisoning. 
FGases and ODS | Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) An explanation of ozone depleting substances, their sources and efforts at regulation. 
Formaldehyde - Indoor Air Quality

This fact sheet from the Family and Consumer Science section of the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension provides information on indoor air quality and formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde | US EPA  Learn about formaldehyde, its health effects, where it is found and how to protect yourself from lead exposure along with laws and regulations regarding formaldehyde.
Ground Level Ozone | US Environmental Protection Agency  Contains basic information on ozone and its health effects along with sections on the regulatory process, technical information and efforts to reduce ozone. 
GROUNDWATER INFORMATION SHEET Mercury   The California State Water Resources Control Board’s fact sheet on mercury provides general information (fate and transport, health effects, testing and remediation methods) and identifies where high levels of the compound are found in California.

Indoor Air Quality   

Fact sheets from the Family and Consumer Science section of the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension provides information on indoor air quality and individual pollutants including asbestos, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, lead and radon.
Health Studies: Noise: Home | CDC HSB An archived document from the National Center for Environmental Health’s Health Studies Branch which gives brief background information, frequently asked questions and links to other publications and resources. 
Information Services: Pesticide Gateway Beyond Pesticides  Facts sheets on various pesticides provided by Beyond Pesticides, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that works “to protect public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides.”   Scroll down the page to see the list of pesticides.
Ingredients Used in Pesticide Products | US EPA  Information about individual pesticides and related groups of pesticides, including regulatory decisions, risk assessments, public participation opportunities, Public Dockets, and how to search for information about pesticide ingredients and labels.

Introduction to light pollution for young people  

An in depth article on light pollution defining light pollution, the types  and sources of light pollution and its effects.

Lake Mead: Clear and Vital  


  

A thirteen minute documentary, from the U.S. Geological Survey, relating the crucial role of science in maintaining high water quality in Lake Mead. The program was produced coincident with release of the Lakes Mead and Mohave Circular a USGS publication covering past and on-going research in the lakes and tributaries of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Lake Mead Pollution & EPA funds clean up for the largest perchlorate groundwater plume in USA | Water in Utah An announcement from February 3, 2015 of the EPA effort to clean up a perchlorate contamination plume affecting Lake Mead.
Lead and Your Health A detailed information sheet on lead from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences which describes the  health effects of lead along its sources and government efforts to reduce lead exposure.
Lead- Drinking Water Contaminants, Facts/Removal Methods APEC Water Systems, a provider of drinking water systems, lists the sources for lead, its effects, how it is measured and prevention and control measures. 

Lead ISA: Integrated Science Assessments | Environmental Assessment | US EPA  

 This United States Environmental Protection Agency site explains the issue with lead and the EPA actions.
Lead in Drinking Water | Lead | US EPA This web site from the United States Environmental Protection Agency site explains the health effects of lead in drinking water and also provides links to Basic Information on Lead in Drinking Water, a Consumer Fact Sheet, Local Lead Information, Regulatory Information and the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act.
Lead | US EPA Learn about lead, its health effects, where it is found and how to protect yourself from lead exposure. 
Lead in Air | Air & Radiation | US EPA This site provides information about lead and its effects.  

Lead | Indoor Air | US Environmental Protection Agency  

This United States Environmental Protection Agency site defines lead, its sources, health effects, steps to reduce lead exposure, and links to additional information sources. 
Light Pollution | The Prairie Astronomy Club The Prairie Astronomy Club explains the components of light pollution and simple steps to improve it.
Mercury- Drinking Water Contaminants, Facts/Removal Methods APEC Water Systems, a provider of drinking water systems, defines mercury and how it is used, explains its regulation, along with its environmental and health effects. 
Mercury | US EPA This mercury site provides a broad range of information: actions by EPA and others, including international actions; effects on people and the environment; and how to protect you and your family.
Mold  A detailed information sheet on dioxins from the National Toxicology Program which describes mold and its effect on health along with research efforts.

Mold and Moisture | Indoor Air  | US Environmental Protection Agency  

There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. 
Mold Resources | Mold | US Environmental Protection Agency  This Guide provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth.
NJDEP-News Release 04/130 - DEP Adopts New Mercury, Arsenic Standards Press release from November 4, 2004 in which the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell announced the adoption of new rules that establish the strongest mercury and arsenic standards in the nation. These rules will reduce mercury emissions from certain facilities by up to 90 percent by the end of 2007 and will cut in half the acceptable limit of arsenic in drinking water by 2006." 
Nitrogen Dioxide Health Criteria ISA: Integrated Science Assessments | NCEA | US EPA This United States Environmental Protection site explains the issue with nitrogen dioxide and the EPA actions. 
Nitrogen Dioxide | Indoor Air | US Environmental Protection Agency Presents the sources of nitrogen dioxide, its health effects, levels in homes, steps to reduce exposure, standards and guidelines along with a list of references. 

Noise Pollution | Air and Radiation | US EPA  

This fact sheet covers the definition of noise pollution, its health effects, protection from noise, noise sources regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency and current efforts by the Agency to regulate it.
Nutrient Pollution | US EPA Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water.  Learn about the problem, its sources, effects and where it occurs along with action that can be taken.
Ozone Alert An educational booklet which describes health effects, research, acceptable levels and efforts at reduction from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Ozone - Good Up High Bad Nearby | Air Quality Planning & Standards | Air & Radiation | US EPA
A brochure explaining why ozone is good for the environment when present in the upper atmosphere (the stratosphere) and why ozone is bad when present in the lower atmosphere where we can breathe it.
Ozone ISA: Integrated Science Assessments | NCEA | US EPA This United States Environmental Protection site explains the issue with ozone and EPA actions.

Particulate Matter | Air & Radiation | US EPA   

This site provides information about Particulate Matter and its effects.
Particulate Matter ISA: Integrated Science Assessments | Environmental Assessment | US EPA The US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment provides an overview of particulate matter  and a description of EPA efforts to control particulate matter. 
PCBS | Environmental Assessment | US EPA      US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment explains PCBs, its health effects and provides a timeline of EPA efforts to control PCBS pollution.
Perchlorate | Environmental Assessment | US EPA    The US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment provides an overview of perchlorate and a summary of the EPA efforts to control perchlorate pollution.
Perchlorate Questions and Answers      The United States Food & Drug Administration explains perchlorate and its health risks and provides answers to many questions about perchlorate in the food supply.

Perchlorate | Unregulated | US EPA     


 

This United States Environmental Protection Agency summary of perchlorate covers its definition and regulatory efforts by the Agency.  Make sure to click on the tabs in the center of the page which provide information the Final Regulatory Determination, the regulatory history and Questions and Answers.  This last tab answers where it is found, how water can be tested for perchlorate and how it can be cleaned up.
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Fact Sheet Series: Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) Information from the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada about DDT including its definition, how it enters the environment and its toxicity.
Petroleum Coke on Chicago's South Side | US EPA      In 2013, residents of southeast Chicago reported dust blowing through their neighborhood from large piles of petroleum coke (aka "pet coke") at storage facilities owned by KCBX Terminals, Inc. and Beemsterboer Slag Corp. Pet coke is a product of oil refining; it’s a solid black carbon material resembling coal.  Learn about the health effects of petroleum coke and the EPA’s response to the problem.
Phosphate Industry Is Challenged on Pollution | TheLedger.com Tom Palmer’s article published on August 17, 2011 covers the effects of phosphate pollution and efforts to control it. 
Phosphorus: Sources, Forms, Impact on Water Quality - A General Overview    A factsheet from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that explains phosphorus, its sources, forms and the strategies being used to control phosphorus pollution.

Phosphorus - total as P Pollutant Fact Sheet  

 An explanation of phosphorus substances, their sources and efforts at regulation from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.
Pollution Facts & Types of Pollution   Scroll through this article by Alina Bradford and use the two sections  Noise Pollution and Light Pollution.
Pollution in Tunisia: Dirty business | The Economist     This article in the December 14, 2014 issue explains the phosphate pollution problem in Tunisia and its conflict with economic interests. 
Pollution Issues   This site covers many different types of pollutants and is divided alphabetically.  Use the search window at the top of the page. 

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)| Wastes | US EPA

This web site contains information on PCBs, their health effects, laws and regulations governing PCBs, information on PCB waste handlers, interpretive guidance and database and forms for registering transformers and notification of PCB activities.

Questions & Answers About Dioxins and Food Safety 

The United States Food & Drug Administration provides information about dioxins and the food supply. 
Radon Home Page | Indoor Air | US Environmental Protection Agency   Learn about radon’s health effects, the Federal Action Plan for radon, view a map of radon zones and find out about Radon Standards of Practice. 
Reducing Phosphorus Pollution    This Lake Champlain Basin Program site covers phosphorus in Lake Champlain, its sources, adaptive management, urban and rural threats, progress and the implementation role for the public pollution.
Scorecard
This site was launched by the Environmental Defense Fund in 1998 to as a free public information service.  You can search your pollutant on the Chemical Profiles Page which contains information on more than 11,200 chemicals to find out about its human health hazards, hazard ranking, chemical use profile, regulatory coverage and other information. 
Secondhand Smoke

This American Cancer Society web page explains secondhand smoke and its health effects.

Secondhand smoke: Avoid dangers in the air - Mayo Clinic

This article from the Mayo Clinic explains the harmful chemicals in secondhand smoke, the risks of secondhand smoke and how it can be avoided.

Secondhand Smoke | Environmental Assessment | US EPA       The US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment provides an overview of secondhand smoke and a timeline of EPA efforts to control secondhand smoke.

Sewage Industry Fights Phosphorus Pollution - Scientific American  

Katherine Tweed’s article published in the October 22, 2009 issue explains how excretion can lead to keeping phosphates from polluting. 
Smoke-free Homes | Indoor Air | US Environmental Protection Agency   Learn about the health consequences of second hand smoke and how to remove second hand smoke from your home.

Soap Ingredient Triclosan Linked to Muscle Weakness - ABC News   

This article from ABC News explains a study which showed that triclosan can cause muscle weakness.
Stachybotrys chartarum A factsheet from New Mexico State University explaining what causes mold to grow, its health effects and how to remove it. 
Thermal Pollution   This is a section from an open access physics textbook from boundless.com which explains thermal pollution and its ecological effects.

Thermal pollution | Health24  


 

Health 24 is a South African health information site and this article covers the definition of thermal pollution, health impacts and future research.
Thermal Pollution & Oxygen Levels | Education - Seattle PI  
Jana Sosnowski explains thermal pollution, its consequences, oxygen levels in water and additional effect.
TNAU Agritech Portal :: Environment and Pollution   TNAU Agritech in India provides a definition of thermal pollution, its sources and methods and ecological effects.
Tox Town - Town, City, Farm and US-Mexico Border Neighborhoods - Text Version   Click on a location or chemical to learn about health risks. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine.  The chemical is explained along with information on exposure, health effects and links to other sources of information.
TOXNET® (TOXicology Data NETwork) is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.   Covers human health effects, environmental fate & exposure, environmental standards & regulations and other topics.

Triclosan: What Consumers Should Know   

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration article explains what triclosan is, discusses its safety and what consumers should know.

The Ubiquitous Triclosan :  a Common Antibacterial Agent Exposed    

Aviva Glaser in her article from Pesticides and You from 2004 describes triclosan in detail and also explains antimicrobials, toxic characteristics and environmental effects.

 

An Update on Formaldehyde   

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s report explains formaldehyde, historical and present day sources, health effects and how to reduce exposure.
Water News - Perchlorate's Risk Is Clear  | APEC Water    Questions and answers about perchlorate from APEC Water Systems, a provider of drinking water systems. 
Water Pollution Chemistry: Phosphate Lecture You Tube   Professor Jack Caravanos of the CUNY School of Public Health, Hunter College, NYC, NY reviews the phosphate cycle and chemistry as related to water and the environment. 
WHO | Arsenic   This World Health Organization’s fact sheet on explains the key facts about arsenic, its sources, health effects and prevention and control.
WHO | Asbestos: elimination of asbestos-related diseaseselimination of asbestos-related diseases The key facts about asbestos and why it is a health problem are explained in the World Health Organization fact sheet.

WHO | Climate change and health  

The key facts about greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide and why it is a health problem are explained in the World Health Organization fact sheet.

WHO | Lead poisoning and health  

Find out the key facts, sources of exposure and health effects in this World Health Organization fact sheet.
WHO | Mercury and health  The key facts about mercury, why it is a health problem and how exposure can be reduced are explained in this World Health Organization fact sheet.
WHO | Radon and health   This World Health Organization’s fact sheet on explains radon, its health effects, where it is found and its efforts to combat it.

The Wound That Won’t Heal: Idaho’s Phosphate Problem  

This is the first story in a three-part series about phosphate mining in southeast Idaho and its effects on the Shoshone-Bannock tribes.

To read the rest of the series, click on http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/09/26/wound-wont-heal-idahos-far-reaching-phosphate-pollution-151398   and  https://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/09/26/wound-wont-heal-epas-band-aid-idaho-phosphate-pollution-151397.

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