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1 Part Sunshine
By One Part Sunshine, LLC. Your guide to growing green kids. Shows you where to find the best green products for kids and moms-to-be. Experts evaluate each product to make sure it contains only natural and non-toxic ingredients and offer resources to help you create a more natural environment for your kids.
By California Department of Toxic Substances Control. A spreadsheet model that relates the concentration of a chemical in soil to the risk of an adverse health effect for a person living or working on or near the contaminated soil. CalTOX computes site-specific health-based soil clean-up concentrations given target risk levels or human health risks given soil concentrations at the site.
By GoodGuide, Inc.. Find safe, healthy, green and ethical products based on scientific ratings.
GoodGuide Mobile App
By GoodGuide, Inc.. Find health, environmental, and social performance ratings for over 145,000 food, personal care, and household products — from baby shampoo to bathroom cleaner. The GoodGuide mobile app makes it fast and easy to find safe, healthy, green, and ethical products, instantly delivering the information you need, when you need it most — in a store and on the go. Includes barcode scanning. Available for iPhone and Android.
By Children's Health Environmental Coalition. An interactive resource on how to reduce environmental health risks to children in and around the home.
Help! It's a Roach!
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs. Your family can do a lot of things to control roaches before you need to use a pesticide. Use this Web site and complete the activities to learn what kids and adults can do.
Household Products Database
By US National Library of Medicine. What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.
MediaLab OSHA Formaldehyde
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes the charcteristics and symptoms of formaldehyde; explains relevant OSHA standards; describes environmental monitoring procedures; and tells how to protect yourself from the dangers of formaldehyde.
My Place History App
By ESRI. A tool that links your personal place history to personal environmental experience using several governmental databases, including the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Health's known chemical database. Using U.S. street addresses to create and maintain a personal place history, My Place History allows you to gather general information about the distance (or proximity) to certain specific events, hazards or exposures. For iPhone and iPad.
My Place History Online
By ESRI. Links your personal place history to personal environmental experience using several governmental databases, including the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Health's known chemical database. Using U.S. street addresses to create and maintain a personal place history, My Place History allows you to gather general information about the distance (or proximity) to certain specific events, hazards or exposures.
By Environmental Defense. Enter a zip code and find out what pollutants are being released into the community and who is responsible.
Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory (SPRI)
By Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Check on the emissions from companies in Scotland.
STELLAR: Systematic Tracking of Elevated Lead Levels and Remediation
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). A software application provided to State and local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs) with a practical means of tracking medical and environmental activities in lead poisoning cases. The intent of this application is to provide an electronic means of addressing the data that Programs receive from labs, providers, clinics and case management professionals.
The Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys
By Ecology Center. HealthyToys.org includes test results for more than 5,000 toys and children's products. The site is a first step in providing parents, grandparents, and others who care about children with the information they need to make better choices when purchasing toys and other children's products.
What's in Your Backyard
By The Environment Agency. Access the Agency's environmental data for England and Wales via maps or data search. Includes information on Bathing Waters, Discharges to Sea,
Groundwater, Floodplains, Flood Warning Areas, Landfill Sites, Pollution Inventory, IPC OPRA Scores (pollution hazards and operation of factories), Waste OPRA Scores (pollution hazards and operation of waste facilities), River Quality, River Quality Targets, Agency Offices, and
Catchment Abstraction Management Strategies (CAMS).
WPEM (Wall Paint Exposure Assessment Model)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The Wall Paints Exposure Assessment Model estimates the potential exposure of consumers and workers to the chemicals emitted from wall paint which is applied using a roller or a brush.