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Links to various Children's Environmental Health and covers various topics such as Asthma, Lead, Mercury, and Pesticides.

Asthma Awareness; Curriculum for the Elementary Classroom:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/school/index.htm
More for teachers; published by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Asthma Moms:
http://www.AsthmaMoms.com
“Families helping families manage asthma”

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-Indoor Air Quality (IAQ):
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/
Information on asthma, carbon monoxide, environmental tobacco smoke, homes,
large buildings/offices, molds, radon and other IAQ materials.

EPA's "Air Quality Guide for Ozone"
http://www.epa.giv/airnow/aqguide.pdf

EPA's "No Attacks" asthma campaign:
http://www.noattacks.org
Information on EPA's new ad campaign to increase asthma awarenes; includes fact sheets and asthma management info too

Lincoln Community Asthma Educaton Initiative:
http://www.communityasthma.org/
Many local links, clinic info, and resources for asthma; a must-see for local asthma sufferers

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/airborne/prevent/mites.html
Asthma and Allergy Prevention page

United States Department of Agriculture's Pollen Photographic Reference collection:
http://pollen.usda.gov/Photographs.htm
No asthma info, but up-close, high resolution pictures of common pollen grains that cause many allergies and can trigger asthma attacks

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology:
http://www.aaaai.org
Asthma specific information and links tailored for a wide audience

Public Health Training Network:
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phtn/topics.asp

Self-study courses in environmental health including a web-based course in environmental risk assessment and risk communication. CME, CNE and CEU credit available.

Children’s Environmental Health Network:
http://www.cehn.org
National multi-disciplinary project whose mission is to protect the fetus and child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthy environment.

Pesticide Education Resources:
http://pested.unl.edu
University of Nebraska Pesticide Education Office website providing education and training programs that address health, environment, and pesticide safety.

American Lung Association:
http://www.lungusa.org
Oldest voluntary health organization in the United States. Special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases; and sleep disorders.

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine:
http://acoem.org
ACOEM, an international society of 7,000 occupational physicians, provides leadership to promote optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and
environments.

American Academy of Pediatrics:
http://aap.org
The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources “Pesticides and Groundwater An Applicator's Map and Guide to Prevent Groundwater Contamination”:
http://csd.unl.edu

Pesticide and groundwater contamination information. Local resource for those applying pesticides specific to their county of residence.

Medscape Resource Center: Environmental Health:
http://www.medscape.com/
Keep up with the latest developments on the effects of a variety of environmental topics such as lead paint, pesticides, pollution, second-hand smoke, and cellular phones, to nuclear accidents and uranium-tipped bullets with this collection of news, articles, and related links.

University of Maryland EnvirRN:
http://envirn.umaryland.edu/

Dedicated to supporting nursing professionals seeking accurate, timely and credible scientific information on environmental health and nursing. This interactive and dynamic resource seeks to foster the development of a "virtual nursing village" for the sharing of teaching strategies, practice guidance and consensus on future research needs for nursing and environmental health.


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