Resources: Guide for Practitioners-Selected pediatric environmental health resources

March 1, 2007

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Search Engines

Google US Government Search
http:// http://www.google.com/ig/usgov
Specialized search within Google with results limited to US federal, state, and local government Web sites.

Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health (TEACH) database in EPA http://www.epa.gov/teach/
US EPA Office of Children's Health Protection searchable database containing overviews of scientific literature in pediatric environmental health.

Directories

Medline Plus Health Topic: Environmental Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/environmentalhealth.htmlMedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations on one Web page. This section covers environmental health. There is a special children's section and a link to a preset MEDLINE/PubMed search for recent research articles on environmental health.

Public Health Partners Children's Environmental Health World Wide Web Sampler http://www.phpartners.org/cehir/sampler.html
A collaboration of US government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries. An extensive directory of pediatric environmental health Web sites that goes beyond government sites and includes academic and non-governmental sites such as the AAP's Committee on Environmental Health and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Government Sites

EPA Windows on My Environment http://www.epa.gov/enviro/wme/
EPA Web-based tool that provides a wide range of federal, state, and local information about environmental conditions and features in an interactive map format.

EPA Office of Children's Health Protection
http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/homepage.htm
Web site of the EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection, particularly useful for links to child-related regulatory references.