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Environmental Health Research Resources

There are many organizations and government agencies that focus on vital areas and aspects of environmental health research. Explore the following information to learn more. 

General Environmental Health Resources

American Journal of Public Health
The American Journal of Public Health focuses on topics that seek to improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status. It is the major publication of the American Public Health Association which works to improve public health across a multitude of realms via policies backed by research. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protects the nation’s health through diverse scientific and education initiatives. Scientific resources include:

Environmental Health
A journal aimed at publishing research in areas of environmental science where human health and well-being are involved. It connects public health interests with the environment.

Environmental Health Perspective
For a more in-depth explanation of current Environmental Health issues, this NIEHS supported journal publishes current scientific literature in the field on a monthly basis. Its publications deal with the relationship between the environment and human health.

Environmental Health Research Foundation
The goal of this foundation’s research is to further the understanding of science related to health and the environment. Special importance is placed on the interaction between the environment and human health.

Journal of Environmental Health
The Journal of Environmental Health is a publication of the National Environmental Health Association. It is an organization seeking to investigate hazardous environmental agents and recommend and apply protective interventions to control these hazards. Their research focuses on this principle.

Journal of Environmental Health Research
The Journal of Environmental Health Research focuses on occupational health, environmental protection, food safety and health promotion. It is the major journal of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, an organization that acts to promote improvements in environmental and public health policy through the research that they promote.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Research of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) explores “the interplay between environmental exposures, human biology, genetics, and common diseases that limit our longevity and quality of life.” Their researchers are engaged in translating environmental health hazards to public health initiatives. The Environmental Factor: NIEHS Newsletter provides articles and education environmental health and you can explore more up-to-date information on RSS News Feeds from the NIEHS.

 

Clean Air & Water Research Resources

Clean Air Task Force - Publications
Publications of the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) support its goal of “working to protect air quality and the earth's climate.”

Environmental Protection Agency – Research
In support of its goal of “a cleaner, healthier environment for the American People,” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports diverse areas of environmental health research.

Global Water Research Coalition
The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) provides an international collaborative forum to address the “major challenges confronting the water industry across the world such as climate change, energy efficiency, sustainability and the protection of drinking water quality and therefore public health”

Journal – American Water Works Association
The Journal of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) provides a forum to advance the organization’s scientific and education goals to best manage and treat water. The AWWA seeks “solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life”

 

Cancer Research Resources

American Association for Cancer Research
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) explores diverse areas of cancer research:  “From molecules to medicine, from proteomics to prevention, the journals of the AACR cover the entire spectrum of cancer research.”

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
The AICR is a research organization that focuses on the link between diet and cancer. They fund research that leads to cancer prevention, treatment, and survival--providing evidence-based recommendations to lower the population’s cancer risk. Access their site to learn about the steps you can take:  Reduce Your Cancer Risk.

International Agency for Research on Cancer
A specialized agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) promotes multidisciplinary and international collaboration for cancer research. Their research places emphasis on understanding the linkages between genetics and environmental factors that result in the onset of cancer.

 

Food & Nutrition Research Resources

Economic Research Service - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) mission is "to anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision-making."

Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Health Working Group (EWG) covers diverse areas of environmental health research and education supporting their mission "to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment."

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Research
The FDA regulates the safety of food for the population by working across multiple research areas, supporting the agency’s mission to promote and protect public health. The research informs their efforts to improve consumer food safety behaviors.