Garbage and Our Environment by Terrific Science
The only teacher's resource of its kind, this book
was developed by Terrific Science Press, the publication arm of
the Center for Chemical Education environmental issues
surrounding waste management. Providing quality teacher-tested
materials, consistent with the National Standards for Science
Education, this book includes motivating lessons and activities
that will build middle-schoolers' science process skills, while
promoting awareness of complex environmental issues, including
recycling, waste-related illness, source reduction, and more.
Perfect for home or school, Understanding Garbage and Our
Environment keeps students interested and involved, prompting
them to come up with their own solutions to the continuing
challenge of where to put our trash.
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Health and Safety information has been collected on over 2000
chemicals studied by the NTP. There are a number of ways to retrieve data from these NTP
View a list
of the chemicals with Health & Safety data with links to the individual chemical H
& S data (list also includes primary synonyms and CAS No.). (note: this is a large
(460k) file which takes time to download!!).
the entire H & S database. This is a full text search and retrieves a list of all
the files with matches to the search term(s). (do not use commas or apostrophes in the
(sea) or PC
(zip) archives of these data.
The Environmental Protection Agency.
This is a Gopher index.
The EXTOXNET InfoBase provides a variety of information about
pesticides. Access the Pesticide
Information Profiles (PIPs) for specific information on pesticides. Toxicology Information Briefs
(TIBs) contain a discussion of certain concepts in toxicology and environmental
Other topic areas include:
HazDat, the Agency for Toxic Substances and
Disease Registry's Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database, is the
scientific and administrative database developed to provide access to information on the
release of hazardous substances from Superfund sites or from emergency events and on the
effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations. The following
information is included in HazDat: site characteristics, activities and site events,
contaminants found, contaminant media and maximum concentration levels, impact on
population, community health concerns, ATSDR public health threat categorization, ATSDR
recommendations, environmental fate of hazardous substances, exposure routes, and physical
hazards at the site/event. In addition, HazDat contains substance-specific information
such as the ATSDR Priority List of Hazardous Substances, health effects by route and
duration of exposure, metabolites, interactions of substances, susceptible populations,
and biomarkers of exposure and effects. HazDat also contains data from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,
and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) database, including site CERCLIS number, site
description, latitude/longitude, operable units, and additional site information.
This is a Gopher site.
The Environmental Defense Fund has an extensive list of
resources on all types of environmental issues, including toxins, pollution, recycling,
Dedicated to the Understanding, Enhancement, &
Preservation of the Natural Environment.
The Greenpeace International Toxics Campaign.
Since 1982, Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) has worked
to document and expose the hazards of the high-tech industry and to promote environmental
and economic sustainability and accountability in the electronics industry, the fastest
growing manufacturing sector in the world.
A WIDE RANGE of substances are now known to interfere with
the normal functioning of the body's hormone system. This has fundamental implications for
fertility and reproduction, intelligence, immune defense, and perhaps ultimately,