These resources have been selected to help parents learn more about household chemicals, poison prevention, and environmental health education.
Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Environmental Health, MedlinePlus
National Library of Medicine's Household Products Database
This database links 7,000+ brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers. It's designed to help consumers answer typical questions such as:
- What are the chemical ingredients in specific brands?
- Who manufactures a specific brand? How do I contact this manufacturer?
- What are the acute and chronic effects of chemical ingredients in a specific brand?
Poisoning Information from MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information.
Health Resources and Services Adminstration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Government Kids’ Portal for Science and Math
Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. It links to over 1,200 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.
EPA Student Center, Environmental Health
This site is a portal to EPA web pages appropriate for students of all ages. It includes links to the EPA Kids’ Page (http://www.epa.gov/kids/) that has games, pictures, and stories about the environment.
Protecting the Environment: Children's Health
Information on how to protect children from toxins, the sun, lead, and other potential environmental health threats.
Tox Town from the National Library of Medicine:
Tox Town uses color, graphics, sounds and animation to add interest to learning about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public's health. Tox Town's target audience is students above elementary-school level, educators, and the general public.
If you think someone has been poisoned, call your poison center right away at 1-800-222-1222.