To be a robust and healthy individual or a healthy species, we need to guard and cultivate the health of our environment. Toxicity exposures from the environment can have a tremendous impact on human health.
Here are some good starting places to gather more information on healthful tips and ways in which you can get involved:
Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is a collaborative of scientists, health professionals, community activists, policy makers, and community folk working together to review the latest research on chemicals and our health. They have a comprehensive searchable database for chemicals, symptoms, and diseases.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a comprehensive toxins database. In addition, there is information on policies, legal standards, general information on known or suspected toxins, for health practitioners and the general community.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit advocacy group with practical resources for everyday living, including the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen, and Skin Deep (cosmetic safety database).
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an environmental action group of consumers, activists, scientists and lawyers who address a variety of environmental issues.
The Household Products Databaseof the National Library of Medicine (US Dept. of Health and Human Services) provides an extensive listing of (disclosed) ingredients in everyday household products.
The Pesticide Action Network has a database specific to health risks from pesticides.
Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) is a grass-roots advocacy group of mothers focused on cleaning up the environment and our families’ bodies.
The Good Guide evaluates information on human and environmental health, as well as social aspects of companies.