The Chemical Scorecard
This site is one of my favorite "must visit" sites. It is a chemical information
service provided by the Environmental Defense Fund. Here you can get information
quickly about the toxic chemicals that manufacturers are releasing into
your community and around your home by merely entering your zip code. Scorecard's
Environmental Release Reports combine data from the U.S. EPA Toxic Release
Inventory (TRI) with information on the health hazards of toxic chemicals.
Note that these reports account only for pollution from manufacturing companies
that reported to TRI in 1996 (the most recent year available) and include
only the 650 chemicals covered by TRI. Also, it does not include facilities
that have been closed down previous to 1996.
All You Can Eat Another favorite
"must visit" site. This site allows you to compute how many pesticides
you and your children consume in a given day with Daily Fare and Kids Menu.
Or you can play Fruit Salad Roulette where you can mix up your favorite
fruit salad and find out what pesticides are in it. Then go shopping at
EWG Supermarket wander the aisles and fill up your shopping cart - from
pastas to veggies to seafood and find out which pesticides you brought
home in your grocery bags, and what the health risks are.
in Passenger Occupied Aircraft Great site for travelers. In-depth report
on the use of pesticides in domestic and international flights. Includes
airline contact names and numbers for pesticide inquiries. Lists countries
that spray pesticides directly on boarded passengers. A must know for the
chemically sensitive. Prepared by Becky Riley of the Northwest Coalition
for alternatives to Pesticides.
What You Should
Know About Combustion Appliances Excellent bulletin prepared
by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, and The American Lung Association regarding combustion
appliances; potential dangers, potential health problems, troubleshooting,
and maintenance to maintain equipment in good working order.