Following is a list of freeware that provides tools and information for analyzing and responding to health hazard. To learn more about a particular item, click on the item name. To download a software product or visit an interactive web site, click on "download" or "view," respectively. But first, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

$AFETY PAYS
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Help employers analyze the financial impacts of occupational injuries and illnesses that cause Lost Work Days. It uses AVERAGE direct and indirect costs to estimate the sales that might be needed by your company to cover the costs of those occupational injuries and illnesses.
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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.
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3MRA
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling (CEAM). The Multimedia, Multi-pathway, Multi-receptor Exposure and Risk Assessment (3MRA) technology provides the ability to conduct screening-level risk-based assessment of potential human and ecological health risks resulting from long term (chronic) exposure to HWIR chemicals released from land-based waste management units (WMUs) containing currently listed waste streams. The 3MRA system consists of a series of components within a system framework.
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Adult Lead Model (ALM) (for Excel)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Assesses risks associated with non-residential adult exposures to lead in soil.
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Adult Lead Model (ALM) (for Lotus)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Assesses risks associated with non-residential adult exposures to lead in soil.
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AirCompare
By Cross-Agency U.S. Government. How does the air quality in my city compare with other cities? What time of year has the best air quality? Has the air quality in my city improved? AirCompare provides local air quality information to help you make informed, health-protective decisions about moving or vacationing.
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AIRNow Mobile App
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The AIRNow mobile application provides real-time air quality information that you can use to protect your health when planning your day. You can get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5). Air quality maps from the AIRNow website provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality nationwide, and a page on air quality-related health effects explains what actions people can take to protect their health at different AQI levels, such as "code orange." Available for iPhone and Android.
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All-Ages Lead Model (AALM)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). Predicts lead concentration in body tissues and organs for a hypothetical individual, based on a simulated lifetime of lead exposure.
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Anthrax eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An illustrated, interactive web-based training tool on anthrax, an acute infectious disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax has received heightened attention recently because of its use as a biological warfare agent.
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BioMarkers Database
By US Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). This database was developed by assembling and evaluating the literature relevant to human biomarkers. It catalogues and evaluates the usefulness of biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility and effect which may be relevant for a longitudinal cohort study. Biomarkers can be used to indicate the presence of some types of cancer.
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CalTOX
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.
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CAMEO Chemicals
By US Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. An online, easy-to-use version of the most popular components of the CAMEO program: the chemical database and the reactivity prediction tool. It contains response recommendations for over 6,000 chemicals. The database also contains over 100,000 chemical synonyms and identification numbers, which aid emergency responders in identifying unknown substances during an incident.
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CatReg Software for Categorical Regression Analysis
By US Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). A computer program, written in the S-PLUS (MathSoft, Inc.) programming language, for exposure-response analyses. CatReg can be used to perform categorical regression analyses on toxicity data after effects have been assigned to ordinal severity categories (e.g., no effect, adverse effect, severe effect) and associated with up to two independent variables corresponding to the exposure conditions (e.g., concentration and duration) under which the effects occurred. CatReg calculates the probabilities of the different severity categories over the continuum of the variables describing exposure conditions.
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ChemSTEER (Chemical Screening Tool For Exposures & Environmental Releases)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. ChemSTEER estimates occupational inhalation and dermal exposure to a chemical during industrial and commercial manufacturing, processing, and use operations involving the chemical. It also estimates releases of a chemical to air, water, and land that are associated with industrial and commercial manufacturing, processing, and use of the chemical.
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Dietary Exposure Potential Model
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL). Dietary models can be used for identifying the importance of diet relative to other exposure pathways and indicating the potential for high exposure of certain populations. Existing consumption and contaminant residue databases, normally developed for purposes such as nutrition and regulatory monitoring, contain information to characterize dietary intake of environmental chemicals. A model and database system, termed the Dietary Exposure Potential Model (DEPM), correlates extant food information in a format for estimating dietary exposure.
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Environment Monitor App
By Outsourcing Partner. This Android app measures sound intensity (dB scale with a digital display and LEDs in different colors).
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Environmental Health Series (PH 471-477)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers environmental health and includes the courses PH 471 to PH 477: What is Environmental Health?; Source and Hazard Assessment; Qualitative Risk Assessment; and Environmental Health Risk Communication.
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EnviroRisk
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A case-based, problem-solving program in environmental risk assessment and risk communication. You will play the role of a public health professional as you go through the course. This course will develop your ability to investigate an environmental health problem and serve as a resource and risk communicator in your community. Credit for taking this course is available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Haz-Map
By Jay A. Brown, MD, MPH. Information on hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases to assist in the prevention of work-related illnesses caused by chemicals and biological agents in high-risk jobs and industries.
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Hazmat for Healthcare Training Modules
By enMagine, Inc. These PowerPoint presentations are broken into four modules: Awareness, Operations Foundation, Personal Protective Equipment, Decontamination/Spill Response. The Awareness module is designed for hospital personnel who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. The Operations Foundation module discusses terminology, relevant standard operating procedures, and termination of an event procedures. The Personal Protective Equipment module describes how to select, don, and doff the proper personal protective equipment and the hazards and limitations of personal protective equipment. The Decontamination objectives are to explain decontamination procedures for victims, personnel, and equipment and relevant Standard Operating Procedures. Registration required.
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Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. HERO contains the key studies EPA uses to develop environmental risk assessments for the public. EPA uses risk assessments to characterize the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans and the ecosystem from pollutants and chemicals in the environment. You can browse through the bibliographic references in HERO by topic or assessment, or search for articles by author, title, etc.
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Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator
By Practice Greenhealth . Based on US EPA analysis of health impacts of power plant emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury, the Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator (EIC) estimates premature deaths, chronic bronchitis, asthma attacks, emergency room visits and more, by kilowatt hour per year. The EIC displays the projected number of incidents, estimates of medical treatment costs, their external societal costs, and the likely emissions permit costs for the green house gas carbon dioxide.
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Heat Safety Tool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and US Department of Labor. The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple "click," you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Available for iPhone, Blackberry and Android.
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Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. I-BEAM is computer software for use by building professionals and others interested in indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial buildings. The software provides guidance for managing IAQ in commercial buildings using a combination of text, animation/visual aides, and interactive/calculation components. It can be used to conduct an IAQ audit, diagnose and resolve IAQ-related health problems, establish an IAQ management and maintenance program, calculate costs, and more.
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Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children (IEUBK)
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Attempts to predict blood-lead concentrations (PbBs) for children exposed to lead in their environment. The model allows the user to input relevant absorption parameters (e.g., the fraction of lead absorbed from water) as well as intake and exposure rates.
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International Hazard Datasheets on Occupations
By International Labour Organization. A multipurpose information resource containing information on the hazards, risks and notions of prevention related to a specific occupation.
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LeadSpread
By California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Estimates blood lead concentrations resulting from exposure via the following pathways: dietary intake, drinking water, soil and dust ingestion, inhalation, and dermal contact; created to run on Microsoft Excel
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Legionnaires Disease eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Designed to assist industrial hygienists in the assessment of worksites for potential Legionnaires disease. It provides information on disease recognition, investigation procedures to identify probable water sources, and control strategies.
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Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Tool for Chem/Bio Protection of Buildings
By National Institute of Standards and Technology. The life-cycle cost analysis tool helps users make consistent comparisons of Chem/Bio protection strategies based on established economic evaluation practices. The wide range of Chem/Bio protection strategies, the permanence of investment-based solutions, and the expense of their installation, operation, and maintenance necessitate an evaluation tool that allows one to systematically and consistently evaluate competing alternatives.
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MayoClinic Health Manager
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. A free tool that enables you to easily manage your family's health online. You'll get interactive, personal guidance based on health information from Mayo Clinic experts. Plus, you can easily access and organize your family's health information all in one place.
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MediaLab OSHA Tuberculosis
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course tells how tuberculosis (TB) is spread; describes symptoms associated with TB; describes TB testing procedures; relates specific guidelines and CDC risk categories; and describes methods of TB control.
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Medical Algorithms: Environmental Health
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in environmental health. In MS Excel.
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Medical Algorithms: Occupational Medicine & Disability Assessment
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in occupational medicine and disability assessment. In MS Excel.
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MMH Calculator App
By Rising Step. With this free version of the MMH Calculator (Manual Material Handling) the recommended weight limit for lifting tasks can be calculated. The calculation is based on the revised NIOSH lifting equation. This method is internationally established, and is e.g. used by Dutch Labour Inspectorate.
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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.
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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.
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NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM), 4th ed. (PDF format)
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). A collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.
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OSHA Hazard Awareness Advisor (download)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps users, particularly small businesses, to identify and understand common occupational safety and health hazards in their work places. From the user's answers to questions, it prepares a customized report that briefly describes the likely hazards and the OSHA standards which address those hazards.
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OSHA Hazard Awareness Advisor (online)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps users, particularly small businesses, to identify and understand common occupational safety and health hazards in their work places. From the user's answers to questions, it prepares a customized report that briefly describes the likely hazards and the OSHA standards which address those hazards.
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OSHA Safecare Advisor
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Help you identify occupational safety and health hazards in nursing homes and similar long term health care facilities.
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PC Life Table Analysis System (LTAS)
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). An analytical software system for use in occupational cohort mortality studies.
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Recalls and Safety Alerts App
By Health Canada. Get access to recent recalls and safety alerts from the Government of Canada including the most recent recalls and advisories from Health Canada, Transport Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The Recalls and Safety Alerts app is available for Apple, Android and BlackBerry.
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Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts
By US Food and Drug Administration. Lists the most significant product actions of the last 60 days, based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk.
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Recalls.gov
By Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Online resource for U.S Government recalls of environmental products, food, medicine, cosmetics, consumer products, motor vehicles, and boats.
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The Bioterrorism Act of 2002
By US Food and Drug Administration. The events of Sept. 11, 2001, reinforced the need to enhance the security of the United States. Congress responded by passing the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act), which President Bush signed into law June 12, 2002.
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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.
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TOXMAP
By US National Library of Medicine. An interactive Web site that shows on maps the amount and location of certain toxic chemicals released into the environment in the United States. TOXMAP focuses on the geographic distribution of chemical releases, their relative amounts, and their trends over time. TOXMAP also links to NLM's extensive collection of toxicology and environmental health references, as well as to a rich resource of data on hazardous chemical substances in its TOXNET databases. There are also fact sheets and summaries about the various chemicals, written by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
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Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
By US National Library of Medicine. WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Available for the Palm, PocketPC, and Windows.
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WISER App
By US National Library of Medicine. WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Available for Android, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
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Working Together -- Healthy Workplaces Campaign App
By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. This iPad app includes different tools and resources to help managers, workers and their representatives to work together for risk prevention and health promotion in the workplace. Includes videos, checklists and an interactive self-assessment tool
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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.
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