Environmental Health Alert
"Because many environmental diseases* either manifest as common medical problems or have nonspecific symptoms**, an exposure history is vital for correct diagnosis.
By taking a thorough exposure history, the primary care clinician can play an important role in detecting, treating and preventing disease due to toxic exposure."
-Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, January 2007
*List of Environmental Diseases: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/atoz
**Non-specific symptoms are those self-reported symptoms that do not indicate a specific disease process or involve an isolated body system. (Example: Fatigue)
President's Cancer Panel
"...the true burden of environmen- tally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated."
"A precautionary, prevention-oriented approach should replace current reactionary approaches to environmental contaminants in which human harm must be proven before action is taken to reduce or eliminate exposure."
-National Cancer Institute, April 2010
An interactive website that provides information on environ- mental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work and play.
-National Library of Medicine
Rad Town USA
A virtual community showing a wide variety of radiation sources and uses you may encounter in everyday life.
-US Environmental Protection Agency