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Environmental Health Resources
The Role Government Policy Plays on Evironmental Health

This page contains electronic materials published by various institutions, which can be used as teaching resources. Some of the resources are general and some others specific to subjects presented in each PULSE unit.

For Teachers & Students

Enivronment Banner_Protecting our Nation's Environment
The Bush Administration's Environmental Philosophy is focused on results - making our air, water, and land cleaner. We need to employ the best science and data to inform our decision-making. Our policies should encourage innovation and the development of new, cleaner technologies. We should continue to build on America's ethic of stewardship and personal responsibility through education and volunteer opportunities, and in our daily lives. Opportunities for environmental improvements are not limited to Federal Government actions - States, tribes, local communities, and individuals must be included.

Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) has artciles on government policy and the effect on our environment.
  • Federal Policy Reflect Recent Research in the Area of Intrauterine Exposure to Environmental Hazards? HTML
  • Messenger from the White House: Council on Environmental Quality HTML | PDF
  • Setting Environmental Agendas: The Search for Common Ground HTML
  • Does Secrecy Equal Security? Limiting Access to Environmental Information HTML | PDF
  • U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card HTML | PDF
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    The mission of CIDRAP is to prevent illness and death from infectious diseases through epidemiologic research and the rapid translation of scientific information into real-world practical applications and solutions. Through the development of its website, CIDRAP has provided access to timely, comprehensive information on bioterrorism and numerous resources on food safety and food and agricultural biosecurity. Increasingly, professional audiences and the public recognize the site as a premier resource, one to be consulted daily.
    Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy

  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Public Health Law Program helps people to understand how law effects public and environmental health. Law is a traditional public health tool for disease prevention and health promotion. For many traditional public health problems, both acute and chronic, the role of law has been crucial in attaining public health goals, even rivaling the roles of epidemiology and laboratory science.

    The Cornell Law School U.S. Code Collection has resources on congressional declaration on national environment policy. The purpose of this collection to recgonize the need to declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment.

    U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works is a senate committe working to improve our environment through the passage of laws and regulations aimed at protecting those people who live and breath within our environment. Learn more about the following: MAJORITY PAGE | MINORITY PAGE | MEMBERS | LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR | HEARINGS | NOMINATIONS | ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

    Center for International Environmental Law
    The Center for Environmental International Law is a nonprofit organization working to use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society. They provide a wide range of services including legal counsel, policy research, analysis, advocacy, education, training, and capacity building.

    Laws and regulations are a major tool in protecting the environment. Congress passes laws that govern the United States. To put those laws into effect, Congress authorizes certain government agencies, including Environmental Protection Agency, to create and enforce regulations. On this webpage, you will find a basic description of how laws and regulations come to be, what they are, and where to find them, with an emphasis on environmental laws and regulations. Federal Register notices related to the environment are available on EPA's website. Most of these are notices issued by EPA. Also, check out the Evironmental Kids Club and the Teaching Center.
    Contents on this webpage were developed by Stephanie Nardei Outreach Information Specialist, Center of Toxicology, Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona.

    PULSE is a project of the Community Outreach and Education Program of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center and is funded by:

    NIH/NCRR award #16260-01A1
    The Community Outreach and Education Program is part of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center: an NIEHS Award


    Supported by NIEHS grant # ES06694

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