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Environmental Medicine (week 3): Resources



http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea
National Center for Environmental Assessment

Integrated risk info sys
http://www.epa..gov/iris

EPA
responsible for national priorities cleanup list
"the superfund list" created in 1970's
Cayahoga river Oh caught on fire
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/
budget for cleanup about to be cut dramatically
Hanford Washington most toxic site in US, created 1943
Plutonium disposal from Manhattan project, Trinity site NM, Nagasaki, Japan
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/nar1220.htm

CDC
pretty good org
Ctr for Envir Health is wing of CDC
http://www.ceh.org/
National environmental public health tracking network
http://ephtracking.cdc.gov/showHome.action
as resource for envir influence on dz

NHANES
annual study since 1971
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm
roving public health screening tool
"very awesome"
we will cover everything on their list in this course

ATSDR**
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/
monitors toxic substances and health effects
ranks substances for prevalence and severity of consequences
some rare but deadly, others common but not so severe
arsenic is #1, I have it, probably from pressure treated lumber, quite carcinogenic

TOXNET
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

SCORECARD**
3rd party monitoring
can scan by address, condition, chemical
http://scorecard.goodguide.com
good patient info!!!

DEQ
http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/vip/stations.htm

OR Environmental Council
http://www.oeconline.org/

OR Poison Control Center
at OHSU
http://www.ohsu.edu/poison/
70,000 calls a year, mostly peds

Collaborative on Health and the Environment
CHE
http://www.healthandenvironment.org/
about chronic exposures and dz
che tOXICANT AND dZ dATABASE

TOXIPEDIA
http://toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Welcome+to+Toxipedia

EWG
http://www.ewg.org/
body burden studies
dirty dozen and clean fifteen

American Academy of Env Med
http://www.aaemonline.org/
Clinical ecology is precursor to modern env med
Theron Randolf started it in 1965
pioneered MCSD multiple chemical sensitivity disorder and food sensitivity concept
conference in November

SOME IMPORTANT DOCS

Arthur Coca and Albert Rowe, MD's
pioneering docs from late 1800's, died in 59 and 70 respectively)
pulse test for food sensitivities (Coca)
elimination diet (Rowe)

William Rea MD
praciting in Dallas
Env Health Ctr
www.ehcd.com
residential treatment center for MCS and other severe environmental allergies
will be speaking at Nov conference

Walter Crinnion
a course on adv env med, self study course with 3 weekends in AZ
http://www.crinnionmedical.com/

Teleosis
http://teleosis.org/
on Greenpharm

Green Guide for Healthcare
http://www.gghc.org/

Building Biology
http://hbelc.org/

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