Environmental Health Perspectives -- NIEHS
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news published by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. EHP's mission is to serve as a forum for the discussion of the interrelationships between the environment and human health by publishing in a balanced and objective manner the best peer-reviewed research and most current and credible news of the field. With an impact factor of 6.12, EHP is the top monthly journal in public, environmental, and occupational health and the second-ranked monthly journal in environmental sciences.
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange(TEDX)
TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc.) is the only organization that focuses primarily on the human health and environmental problems caused by low-dose and/or ambient exposure to chemicals that interfere with development and function, called endocrine disruptors. Since antiquity, humans have known that some chemical substances in the environment can cause adverse health effects. For example, the Romans knew that sentencing prisoners to work in lead mines was a death sentence due to the toxicity of elemental lead.
Environmental Health Science Education
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) . The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.
CDC’s DES Update Campaign
Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a drug once prescribed during pregnancy to prevent miscarriages or premature deliveries. In the U.S. an estimated 5 to 10 million persons were exposed to DES from 1938 to 1971, including pregnant women prescribed DES and their children. In 1971, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised physicians to stop prescribing DES because it was linked to a rare vaginal cancer. After more than 30 years of research, there are confirmed health risks associated with DES exposure. However, not all exposed individuals will experience DES-related health problems. Whether you know for sure or suspect you were exposed to DES, you can use CDC's DES Update to learn more about DES exposure and what you can do about it.
EPA’s Endocrine Disruptors Research
Evidence suggests that environmental exposure to EDCs may cause adverse health effects in human and wildlife populations. Considerable uncertainty exists regarding the relationship(s) between adverse health outcomes and exposure to environmental contaminants. In 1996, through the enactment of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), the U.S. Congress directed EPA to screen pesticides for estrogenic activity in humans using validated studies or other scientifically relevant information and gave the Agency discretionary authority to screen for other endocrine effects as well. The Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments (SWDA) of 1996, authorized EPA to screen drinking water contaminants for similar activities. ORD strives to improve our knowledge and understanding of endocrine disruptors in the environment so that we can improve our methods of assessment and risk management. ORD’s Endocrine Disruptor Research Program conducts both basic and applied research to develop the fundamental scientific principles used by the EPA program and regional offices in making risk assessment decisions.
Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA)
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) . The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. The NIEHS traces its roots to 1966, when the U.S. Surgeon General announced the establishment of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences within the NIH. In 1969, the division was elevated to full NIH institute status. Since then, the NIEHS has evolved to its present status as a world leader in environmental health sciences, with an impressive record of important scientific accomplishments and a proud history of institutional achievements and growth. Today, under the guidance of its 2006–2011 Strategic Plan , the NIEHS is expanding and accelerating its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere.
Bisphenol A Global Industry Group provides news, environmental, health, and safety information about bisphenol A (BPA), a widely-used industrial chemical and known endocrine disrupter.
Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors
Cornell University's Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors in New York State contains bibliographies, fact sheets, and more.
The Center for Disease Control's site offers consumers, health care providers, and others a wealth of information on confirmed risks and health problems for those exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) as a mother, prenatally as a daughter or son, and as a third generation grandchild.
Endocrine Disrupters, The Why Files
Part of the Why Files Web site spearheaded by the University of Wisconsin-Madison answers general questions about endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Environmental Health Policy Institute, PSR
Physicians for Social Responsibility Environmental Health Policy Institute is an online forum of physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts. The Institute aims to host inspired conversation about toxic chemicals as well as cross-cutting issues in environmental health science and policy.
Endocrine Disruptor Research Initiative
The US Environmental Protection Agency provides links to publications, an inventory of government-sponsored research, and the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources (CENR), which coordinates federal government research related to endocrine disruption.
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program
The US Environmental Protection Agency provides information concerning implementation activities of the screening program set forth through recommendations made by the Endocrine Disruptor Screening and Testing Advisory Committee (EDSTAC) in 1998 to screen, classify, identify, and regulate endocrine disruptors.
European Commission Endocrine Disrupter Research
The European Commission explains endocrine disruption; reviews the governments use of the precautionary principle to regulate chemicals and products; and presents news and documents relating to the EC's studies, assessments, and conclusions regarding endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Environmental Health News
Contains daily links to press coverage of environmental health isuses, plus links to science digests of new, relevant findings and links to reports by organizations working on related issues.
Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
ORWH works in partnership with the NIH institutes and centers to ensure that women's health research is part of the scientific framework at NIH and throughout the scientific community.
Fooling with Nature
Contains summaries, interviews, references, pictures, and more information that accompanied a June 1998 Frontline program about endocrine disrupting chemicals on Public Broadcasting Service channels.
Global Toxics Initiative: Endocrine Disruptors, POPs, Pesticides
The World Wildlife Fund's Global Toxics Initiative targets three areas: Endocrine Disruptors (ED) (includes a reading list and video series), Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), and Agricultural Pesticides.
GreenFacts.org presents three-tiered reviews of environmental and health-related reports published by various international organizations. The endocrine disruptors section explains how they act, potential effects, and exposure sources as outlined in the groundbreaking 2002 global assessment of endocrine disruptors.
Healthy Milk, Healthy Baby
The National Resources Defense Council presents information about breast milk contaminants (includes types, levels, harm, and preventing chemicals in human milk), the benefits of breastfeeding, and problems with infant formula.
A site run by author and CBR Visiting Scholar D. Lindsey Berkson to accompany her book that explores women's hormone use and details ways to reduce exposure to environmental toxins.
Our Stolen Future
An informative site launched by the book from Theo Colburn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers; offers updates and analysis of breaking science and news relating to endocrine disruption.
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc. ( founded by Dr. Theo Colborn ) is the only organization that focuses primarily on the human health and environmental problems caused by low-dose and/or ambient exposure to chemicals that interfere with development and function, called endocrine disruptors.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTSDR)
A US Department of Health and Human Services agency, the ATSDR surveys, assesses, and informs about the effects of environmental hazardous substances on public health in order to minimize and prevent exposures and disease related to toxic substances.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability and provides health information, travel advisories, data and statistics and many publications. Its National Center for Environmental Health (http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/default.htm) conducts research, supplys environmental health information, and sponsors seminars.
Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR)
CERHR, part of the US NIEHS, provides information about potentially hazardous effects of chemicals on human reproduction and development.
Endocrine Disruptor Research Initiative
Site contains a comprehensive list of US government agencies involved in endocrine disruptor research and policy initiatives. Includes a searchable database of government-funded research.
The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
IPCS, a part of the World Health Organization, published a global assessment of endocrine disiruptors in 2002 and oversees the Global Endocrine Disruptor Research Inventory.
National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)
The US FDA's NCTR conducts research in developmental toxicology, including estrogens, phytochemicals, and reproductive health, that is specifically designed to understand and define the biological methods of action underlying the toxicity of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
NIEHS, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), works to reduce human illness and dysfunction caused by environmental factors by using multidisciplinary biomedical research programs, prevention and intervention efforts and communication strategies that encompass training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach. Publishes the Environmental Health Perspectives journal.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH focuses on biomedical research in the US through funding, training, and implementing research.
National Toxicology Program
NTP, an interagency program, coordinates toxicological testing programs and provides information about potentially toxic chemicals and their health effects.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
International agency overseeing global endocrine disruption activities,hosting meetings and workshops on research and policy, and providing information on persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
US Environmental Protection Agency
US EPA oversees US environmental regulation, provides extensive information relating to environmental protection, and manages the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program and Endocrine Disruptor Research Initiative.
US Geologic Survey
The USGS oversees environmental monitoring of US water and land and publishes reports, articles, and other information relating to prevalence and effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment.
Global Assessment of the State-of-the-Science of Endocrine Disruptors. 2004. WHO/PCS/EDC/02.2. International Programme on Chemical Safety. World Health
Endocrine Disruptors: Research Needs and Future Directions. 2004. International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)-Japan Workshop. WHO/IPCS/EDC/01/04.
National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. US Department of Health and Human Services.
Challenged Conceptions: Environmental Chemcials and Fertility. 2005. Collaborative on Health and the Environment. Commonweal.
Hormonally Active Agents in the Environment. 2000. National Research
Council: National Academy Press.
Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment. 2003. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Pure Appl. Chem. 75(5):631-681.
Emerging Contaminants in the Environment. Toxic Substances Hydrology Program. US Geological Survey (USGS).
Pharmaceuticals, Hormones and Other Organic Wastewater Contaminants in US Streams, 1999-2000: A National Reconnaissance. 2002. Environmental Science and Technology 36(6):,202-1211.
EPA's Health and Environmental Effects Research.
Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory
Extensive directory of environmental organizations organized by subject.
American Council on Science and Health
Offers reports, reviews, and other information relating risks about a host of public health issues, including food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment, and health. ACSH is a nonprofit organization run by a board of physicians, scientists and policy advisors and funded by foundations, trade associations, corporations and individuals.
Breast cancer information covering research, treatment, and recovery is well organized.
Children First For Health
A partnership between the United Kingdom's Great Ormond Street Hospital and the WellChild project, this engaging and age-comprehensive site targets tots, juniors, kids, teens, young adults, and families with unique menus presenting health information, real-life problems, and hospital stay questions in age-related ways.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse provides curriculum resources, professional development news, and education information for K-12 mathematics and science teachers.
Environmental Data Services (ENDS)
ENDS lists upcoming environmental events and publishes several news and professional publications.
Environmental Health News
Environmental Health News is published daily by Environmental Health Sciences, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2002 to help increase public understanding of emerging scientific links between environmental exposures and human health.
Environmental Health Science Education
The site caters to students, teachers, and scientists by offering abundant, age-specific educational and career development resources that aid teaching about environment and human health connections to elementary, high school, and college students.
Environmental Media Services
This site provides reliable and timely information about environmental issues in an effort to increase journalists' understanding and media coverage of environmental topics.
Environmental Toxins and Women's Health Issues
This page has links to many sites dealing with endocrine disruption and women's environmental health; compiled for about.com.
National Academy of Sciences
This society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research furthers understanding and use of science and technology, advises the federal government on scientific and technical matters, and publishes through the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy Press.
National Science Teachers Association
The largest science teachers organization in the US provides news and legislative updates and offers information on teaching resources, policy and guidelines.
On-line Biology Book
Fifty chapters written by M.J. Farabee explain basic biology principles and concepts including the endocrine system, the reproductive system, and community and ecosystem dynamics. Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, Arizona hosts the site.
Public Library of Science
Even with the Internet, accessing recently published articles in scientific journals is difficult and expensive due to high subscription and per item costs publishers demand. This puts scientific information out of reach for most of the public as well as students and teachers. The Public Library of Science, a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians, hopes to counteract this trend by offering free access to online journal articles highlighting science and medicine. PLoS Biology published its first issue in October 2003 and accepts submissions of interdisciplinary biological research from molecules to ecosystems. Nontechnical summaries accompany the full text article. Initial grants and fees paid by the publishing scientists fund the site. Articles (research, opinions, features, primers), publishing information, and the rationale for open-access are all available at the web site.
PBS: Journey To Planet Earth
Excellent PBS site for its show.
Rachel's Environment and Health Weekly
The Environmental Research Foundation's monthly e-mail newsletter featuring environmental and health topics, including many dealing with endocrine disruption, environmental health, and pesticides/chemicals.
Seventh Generation is the nation's leading brand of non-toxic and environmentally safe household products.
Society of Environmental Journalists
Web site of this professional organization for environmental journalists provides briefings about endocrine disruption.
Understanding Medical Research
MedlinePlus's web page amasses information sources relating to risk, clinical research and trials, and evaluating medical information to help consumers judge which contradictory studies, inflated headlines, and statistical mumbo jumbo are really important or meaningful to their health.
U.S. Environmental Directories
The official website for the United States Environmental Directories.
Comparative Toxicogenomics Database
The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database, a joint project of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory and the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, provides gene-sequence, chemical, and animal information to identify gene-chemical interactions, offer cross-species comparisons, and determine how chemicals affect human health.
Database On The Isoflavone Content Of Foods
US Department of Agriculture and Iowa State University team up and supply phytoestrogen content of vegetables, legumes, and processed food, such as infant formula.
Endocrine Disruptors Federal Research Project Inventory
US Environmental Protection Agency's list of federally-funded research projects from 1996 relating to endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia
Thorough summaries of 118 elements, compounds, and products as compiled by the US National Park Service in 1998.
Environmental Health Perspectives
A peer-reviewed, monthly journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health and dedicated to the discussing effects of the environment on human health.
The EXtension TOXicology NETwork, a cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho produce this searchable database of pesticide and toxic substances profiles, briefs, and more.
Genomics Imprinting Website
Geared to researchers and students, the site is chock full of imprinting gene data, published research papers, links to other resources, and audio and video symposium presentations all dating back to the mid to late 1990s.
Global Endocrine Disruptors Research Inventory
Ongoing research projects related to endocrine disruption is compiled by the World Health Organization's International Programme on Chemical Safety.
Google's unique search tool finds relevant scholarly material published online from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities, and others and reports results in order of importance based on the text, authors, publication, and number of times cited.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database provides information on the release of hazardous substances and the effects of hazardous substances on human health.
Household Products Database
Search by product, ingredient, or the manufacturers' Material Safety Data Sheets to find contents, health effects, and safety information on a wide range of household products used with cars, in homes, on yards, and for personal and pet care.
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) present internationally peer reviewed information on commonly used chemicals that may also contaminate the environment and food.
Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas
The Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA) - for scientists studying nuclear receptors, their coregulators, and their role in disease - offers molecular data, a nuclear receptor signaling tutorial, upcoming meetings, and the e-journal Nuclear Receptor Signaling. The site is part of a consortium that includes the National Institutes of Health and five academic institutions.
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
The US Department of Energy funds thousands of research project annually. Now, there's a central web site available to easily search archives - from as far back as 1948 - and access results from decades of DOE-funded research and other sources as well.
PAN Pesticide Database
The Pesticide Action Network oversees this searchable database for pesticides, including those classified as endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Search the National Library of Medicine's premier database to find scientific journal articles on health-related subjects.
Science Animations, Movies, and Interactive Tutorial Links
This collection of links to sites for science learners and teachers features Authorware, Shockwave, and Flash presentations and covers a wide variety of science topics in 11 major areas. It is sponsored by the Biology Department at North Harris College in Houston, Texas.
A weekly newsmagazine covering a wide variety of science news, including endocrine disruption.
The National Library of Medicine (USA) site provides a place to easily search several toxicology-based databases for scientific journal articles.