Built and Synthetic Environment

Chemicals in the Environment

  • This program helps facilitate state health agency involvement in federal and state policy decisions regarding chemical exposures and public health.

  • National Conversation on Chemical Exposures and Public Health

    The National Conversation on Chemical Exposures and Public Health was a collaborative effort that took place from June 2009 to June 2011. The Conversation brought together stakeholders from across the federal government, state agencies, other organizations and the public to work on chemical exposure issues and develop an Action Agenda.

    Chemical Exposures: State Ideas for Safeguarding Health
    This ASTHO report summarizes the results from a state needs assessment and main discussion points from the ASTHO state forum illustrating the perspectives from state health and environmental staff onmore »

    National Conversation Action Agenda
    The National Conversation Action Agenda presents recommendations that can help government agencies and other organizations strengthen their efforts to protect the public from harmful chemical exposuremore »

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  • Chemical Legislation

    US State-level Chemicals Policy Database
    Database of more than 700 state and local legislative and executive branch policies from all 50 states, from 1990 to the present.

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  • Resources

    ASTHO Green Chemistry 101
    In this webinar, Dr. Megan Schwarzman and Michael Wilson of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at University of California, Berkeley addressed the principles of green chemistry, themore »

    Mesothelioma Center
    The Mesothelioma Center is an up-to-date resource for all mesothelioma issues ranging from mesothelioma statistics to diagnosis options. This website offers a one-stop resource on all asbestos issuesmore »

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