|KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens|
|10140 Centurion Parkway North|
|Jacksonville, FL 32256|
|Phone: ||(904) 697-4100|
|Fax: ||(904) 697-4220|
|Web Address: ||www.kidshealth.org|
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health, from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.
|National Library of Medicine: ToxTown|
|8600 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, MD 20894|
|Phone: ||1-888-FIND-NLM (1-888-346-3656)|
|Web Address: ||http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov|
The ToxTown website gives you information about toxic chemicals and environmental health risks that you might encounter in everyday life. It provides facts on everyday places where toxic chemicals may be found, and it gives information about how the environment can affect health. ToxTown includes common environmental hazards in towns, cities, farms, and U.S.-Mexico border communities. The site is interactive and very user-friendly. You click on simple graphics to be directed to specific information that you are interested in learning about.
|U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission|
|4330 East West Highway|
|Bethesda, MD 20814|
|Phone: ||1-800-638-2772 consumer hotline|
|Fax: ||(301) 504-0124 and (301) 504-0025|
|TDD: ||(301) 595-7054|
|Web Address: ||www.cpsc.gov|
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent federal regulatory agency. The goal of this agency is to save lives and keep families safe by reducing the risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products. CPSC develops safety standards, recalls products or organizes how they will be repaired, researches possible product hazards, and informs the general public about these and other safety issues. You can call their toll-free number or e-mail them to report unsafe products.
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)|
|Ariel Rios Building|
|1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW|
|Washington, DC 20460|
|Phone: ||(202) 272-0167|
|Web Address: ||www.epa.gov|
The EPA's mission is to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment—air, water, and land—upon which life depends. It provides educational tools about environmental issues affecting health including pesticides, radon, water quality, mold, asbestos, and hazardous waste. The EPA website also provides contact information for hotlines and clearinghouses, and it contains a special section (www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/teens) with resources and games for teenagers.
|U.S. National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)|
|Web Address: ||www.cdc.gov/nceh|
The National Center for Environmental Health is sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Center works to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by environmental and related factors.