This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It
has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and
diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website
offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing
age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can
sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.
National Library of Medicine:
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
The ToxTown website gives you information about toxic
chemicals and environmental health risks that you might encounter in everyday
life. It provides facts on everyday places where toxic chemicals may be found,
and it gives information about how the environment can affect health. ToxTown
includes common environmental hazards in towns, cities, farms, and U.S.-Mexico
border communities. The site is interactive and very user-friendly. You click
on simple graphics to be directed to specific information that you are
interested in learning about.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
1-800-638-2772 consumer hotline (301) 504-7923
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an
independent federal regulatory agency. CPSC seeks to protect consumers and families from dangerous products that can injure people, especially children. CPSC develops safety standards and informs the public about product hazards and recalls. You can call
their toll-free number or email them to report unsafe products.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460
The EPA's mission is to protect human health and safeguard the
natural environment—air, water, and land—upon which life depends. It provides educational tools about environmental issues affecting health including pesticides, radon, water quality, mold, asbestos, and hazardous waste. The EPA website also provides contact information for hotlines and clearinghouses, and it contains a special section (www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/teens) with resources and games for teenagers.
U.S. National Center for Environmental Health
The National Center for Environmental Health is
sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The
Center works to maintain and improve the health of the American people by
promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable
illness and disability caused by environmental and related factors.