April 5 & 6, 2001
The Clarion Town House Hotel & Suites
 Columbia, South Carolina

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Website Listing

Demonstrated at Conference
ATSDR GATHER, Geographic Analysis Tool for Health and Environmental Research, is a spatial data access tool that provides members of the public health community and general public access to spatial data that is pertinent to the analysis and exploration of public health issues. http://gis.cdc.gov/atsdr/
Environmental Defense's Scorecard let's you get the real story on toxics in your community.
U.S. EPA National-Scale Air Toxics Screening Assessment. These maps illustrate the amount of toxic air pollutant emissions by county in 1996. http://www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/nata/nsata1.html
Health-Track's Cancer Mortality Map with overlays of Toxic Release Inventory and Hazardous Air Pollutants. http://maps.health-track.org/health-track/default.htm
US EPA's EnviroMapper maps several types of environmental information, including drinking water, toxic and air releases, hazardous waste, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites. http://maps.epa.gov/enviro/html/mod/enviromapper/index.html
Special Thanks to the Green Hotels Association which allowed us to provide you with a edited copy of their travel tips. http://www.greenhotels.com/grntrav.htm
File Copy Available at Conference
UN Foundation. Environment & Health: A Connection to the Current Debate. Presented at the Roundtable on Environmental Health Science, Research & Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences. By Timothy E. Wirth, President
Harvard Medical School. Center for Health and Global Environment's Quarterly Review http://www.med.harvard.edu/chge/review.html
CDC and ATSDR Electronic Information Resources for Health Officers http://www.cdc.gov/elecinfo.htm
World Resource Institute slide show. Environmental Links to Breast Cancer and Other Reproductive Health Problems by Devra Lee Davis, Ph.D., MPH http://www.wri.org/health/slidhome.html
Scientific America Article, Is Global Warming Harmful to Health? Computer models indicate that many diseases will surge as the earth’s atmosphere heats up. Signs of the predicted troubles have begun to appear by Paul R. Epstein. http://www.sciam.com/2000/0800issue/0800epstein.html
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OFFICE MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND, published by the National Association of Physicians for the Environment which has ceased operations. However their site is supervised by the Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (EASI) through 12/2001. http://www.napenet.org/physguid.html
Hazardous Substances and Public Health: Special Issue on GIS. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/hsphvol10no2.pdf
National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals from the CDC. http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/report/media/pressrelease321.htm
Free Tutorials or Lessons
U.S. National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services' Toxicology Tutorial http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/toxtutor.cfm
Canadian Non-profit group, Tools of Change is founded on the principles of community-based social marketing, and offers specific tools, case studies, and a planning guide for helping people take actions and adopt habits that promote health and/or are more environmentally-friendly. http://www.toolsofchange.com/English/firstsplit.asp
Natural Resources Defense Council's Toxic Chemicals and Health page. http://www.nrdc.org/health/default.asp
Pew Environmental Health Commission Reports http://pewenvirohealth.jhsph.edu/html/home/home.html
US Geological Survey's Environment and Human Health web page. Contains fact sheets, reports, projects, programs, and links to meetings and conferences. http://www.usgs.gov/themes/environment_human_health.html
On-line book, GIS for Health and the Environment edited by Don de Savigny and Pandu Wijeyaratne http://www.idrc.ca/acb/showdetl.cfm?&DID=6&Product_ID=495&CATID=15
Healthcare EnviroNet provides the health care community with access to environmental information, products, and services that support a commitment to quality health care, protection of the environment, and sustainability. http://www.c2p2online.com/main.php3?session=&section=83&doc_id=169
Unified Air Toxics Health Effects Notebook for Hazardous Air Pollutants. http://www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/hapindex.html
ATSDR ToxFAQsTM is a series of summaries about hazardous substances. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaq.html
CDC report finding that chemicals commonly used by industry, in agriculture, and in some popular consumer products were present in the bodies of most of the 5,000 Americans tested. Contains profiles of the chemicals found and mesures to reduce exposure. http://www.ToxicExposure.org
National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticide's web site is committed to pesticide safety and the adoption of alternative pest management strategies which reduce or eliminate a dependency on toxic chemicals. http://www.beyondpesticides.org/
Sources of Current Information
Medscape's Environmental Health Page. Free, but requires you to sign in. http://primarycare.medscape.com/Medscape/features/ResourceCenter/environhealth/public/RC
Preventing Harm, a Resource and Action Center on Children and the Environment web site. http://www.preventingharm.org/
CDC National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ncehhome.htm
The web home for Dr. Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski , and Dr. John Peterson Myers ,authors of Our Stolen Future: a scientific detective story. Regular updates about the cutting edge of science related to endocrine disruption. http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/index.htm
The National Library for the Environment is a Program of the National Council for Science and the Environment. A universal, timely, and easy-to-use single-point entry to quality environmental data and information for the use of all participants in the environmental enterprise. http://www.cnie.org/nle/
WWW Virtual Library's ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH web page. http://www.ldb.org/vl/top/top-envh.htm
The Open Directory Project's Environmental Health comprehensive directory. http://dmoz.org/Science/Environment/Environmental_Health/
A web resource for learning more about the toxic chemicals in our bodies and promoting the public's right to know. http://www.toxicexposure.org/
The NET's (National Environmental Trust) children's environmental health web page.http://environet.policy.net/health/
Interactive Media 
PBS report from Bill Moyer, Trade Secrets, an investigation of the history of the chemical revolution and the companies that drove it – and how companies worked to withhold vital information about the risks from workers, the government, and the public. http://www.pbs.org/tradesecrets/
University of Maryland's EnviRN resource page. An extensive Real Player video collection, as well as links to databases, governement agencies, and environmental organizaions. http://envirn.umaryland.edu/resources/resources.htm#video
Upcoming Events
From the CDC, A Public Health Response to Asthma satellite broadcast. http://www.cdc.gov/phtn/asthma/factsheet.htm#top
Additional Sites
The South Carolina Conservation League is a non-profit conservation organization. Its mission is to protect the threatened resources of the South Carolina coastal plain - its natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean water, and traditional communities. http://www.scccl.org/
The Baby Teeth Study - "Tooth Fairy Project" - a national study of the levels of radioactive strontium-90 in baby teeth. http://www.radiation.org/
Medical University of South Carolina, contact Michael Schmidt
School of the Environment, USC http://www.sc.edu/environment/
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Sustainable Universities Initiative http://www.sc.edu/sustainableu/index.htm
Contact Trish Jerman

Registration / Planning Committee / Main Conferences Page / Speakers Bios
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