Our Stolen Future
The book Our Stolen Future brought world-wide attention to scientific discoveries about endocrine disruption and the fact that common contaminants can interfere with the natural signals controlling development of the fetus. This website tracks the most recent developments.
Collaborative on Health and Environment (CHE)
CHE is a diverse network of 2900 individual and organizational Partners in 45 countries and 48 states, working collectively to advance knowledge and effective action to address growing concerns about the links between human health and environmental factors.
Environmental Working Group
At EWG, our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know.
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange TEDX
TEDX’s mission is to prevent damage to individuals from the moment they are conceived through the balance of their lives by chemicals that can alter how their bodies are formed and function. TEDX has recently launch a new tool called Critical Windows of Development which is a unique interactive web page that pairs human development in the womb with laboratory research showing where and when low-dose exposure hormone disrupting chemicals results in altered health outcomes.
Toxic chemicals in our environment threaten our rivers and lakes, our air, land, and oceans, and ultimately ourselves and our future.
HEAL – Health and Environment Alliance
HEAL is an international nongovernmental organisation that aims to improve health through public policy that promotes a cleaner and safer environment.
Chemicals Health Monitor
HEAL project Chemicals Health Monitor
Cancer Prevention & Education Society CPES
During our lives, we are unwittingly exposed to thousands of cancer-causing substances – carcinogens. Many of these are man-made, including synthetic chemicals in everyday products and environmental pollutants. We at the Cancer Prevention and Education Society believe it is time to stop this toxic tide. It is not acceptable that one in three of us will get cancer during our lifetimes, a figure expected to rise to one in two by 2020. Use this website to learn more, make your contribution to the action, and help sound the alert on the chemical causes of cancer.
No More Breast Cancer – NMBC
The No More Breast Cancer campaign argues that many cases of breast cancer are linked to cancer-causing agents in the environment and in our bodies.
EU Chemicals Policy – REACH (The European Commission REACH website)
REACH is a new European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The new law entered into force on 1 June 2007.
The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, innovative capability and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry should be enhanced. The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more and more substances are phased into REACH.
The UK Govt DEFRA REACH website
Provides background on the development of the REACH legislation.
The UK Govt HSE REACH website
Provides information on the implementation of the REACH legislation.
UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum
This Forum advises the Government on how industry should reduce the risks from hazardous chemicals to the environment and to human health through the environment. CHEM Trust is an active member of the forum which has 21 members drawn from industry, trade unions, consumer groups, the scientific community, anti-vivisection groups, environment and health protection groups, and conservation organisations.
Household Products Database
Ever wondered what’s in the hair spray, toilet bowl cleaner, or other household product you frequently use? The Household Products Database provides an easy way to find the chemical components. Search the database by product, ingredient, or the manufacturers’ Material Safety Data Sheets. Each search provides the contents, health effects, and safety information on a wide range of household products used inwith cars, in homes, on gardensyards, and for personal and pet care. Database information is compiled from labels and company safety sheets.
The Society for Reproduction & Fertility
The Society for Reproduction and Fertility aims to enhance the knowledge of reproductive processes and fertility in man and animals. The Society organises an annual scientific conference, awards travel grants and vacation scholarships to members, and sponsors relevant scientific workshops. The Society’s Journal, Reproduction, publishes original research articles and topical reviews in reproductive biology.
Membership of the Society is open to scientists and students worldwide who work on any aspect of reproductive biology or fertility and provides various benefits including reduced price registration and accommodation at our annual conferences, access to travel grants and sponsorship and reduced price personal subscriptions to Reproduction and other related journals.
Environmental Health Science Education
A lot of teaching resources are only a click away at the Environmental
Health Science Education web site. Areas for students, teachers, and scientists
supply links to abundant, age-specific materials that help explain connections
between the environment and human health.
Information on chemicals
The OECD Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances, offers free public access to information on properties and effects of chemical substances. It is an integrated system that allows users to simultaneously search multiple databases prepared for government chemical review programmes around the world
This US web site provides information on releases from USA factories.
However, it also provides very useful detailed information on more than 11,000 chemicals. You can search for information by typing in the chemical’s name (or any common synonym) or the chemical’s standard identification number (Chemical Abstracts Service or CAS registry number).
UK Environment Agency Pollution Inventory
The Pollution Inventory collects information on releases of pollutants and transfers of waste off-site from businesses regulated by them in England and Wales. You can view data from the Pollution Inventory here, and find out what is in your back yard.
The e.hormone web site
The e.hormone web site, hosted and run by the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane/Xavier Universities, is a great site to find out more information on endocrine disrupting chemicals. Run by Professor John A. McLachlan’s team in New Orleans it provides accurate, timely information and educational resources to keep the reader at the cutting edge of environmental signalling research.
This European Commission website tackles health issues related to environmental hazards (air pollution, allergy, chemical, endocrine dirupters, electromagnetic fields, etc.) You can also find a synopsis of EU research findings on EDCs here.
Enviornmental Health News
A great collection of news items and breaking science linking environment and health. Compiled by Environmental Health Sciences.
The US Department of Health and Human Services, National Toxicology Programme
Includes reports on cancer causing substances and many study results.
The European Commissions extensive web site on endocrine disruptors
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the membrane around the lung and is caused by asbestos, commonly used in building materials in homes and schools. This web site is a guide for mesothelioma patients to find better health care options. Exposure to asbestos is the biggest single cause of work-related deaths in the UK. Around 4,000 people a year die from asbestos-related disease. These diseases include lung cancer and mesothelioma.
EHP Environmental Health Perspectives
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the impact of the environment on human health. EHP is published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and its content is free online. Print issues are available by paid subscription.
ES&T Environmental Science and Technology
Environmental Science & Technology reports on aspects of the environment and its protection by scientific, engineering, and political means.