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Environmental Protection Agency

Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washngton, DC 20460

voice: (202) 272-0167
TTY: (202) 272-0165

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA's purpose is to ensure that: -all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; -national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information; -federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively; -environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy; -all parts of society -- communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments -- have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; -environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and -the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.


National Center for Environmental Health Strategies

1100 Rural Avenue
Voorhees, NJ 08043

voice: (856) 429-5358
mobile: (856) 816-8820

The National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc. (NCEHS) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that fosters the development of creative solutions to environmental health problems. The mission of NCEHS is to protect the public health and improve the lives of people affected by chemical and environmental exposures. NCEHS works to reduce hazardous exposures and to promote safer alternatives; to improve indoor environmental quality; to educate professionals and the public about environmentally-induced illnesses; to advocate for the rights of people disabled by chemical and environmental exposures; to effect research and policy change in the public and private sector; and to prevent environmental illnesses and injuries. The National Center for Environmental Health Strategies was founded in 1984. NCEHS published The Delicate Balance news journal, edited by Mary Lamielle, for over a decade. The publication is currently on hiatus.


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

voice: (800-232-4636)
fax: 1-513-533-8347
TTY: (888) 232-6348

The mission of NIOSH is to generate new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice for the betterment of workers. To accomplish this mission, NIOSH conducts scientific research, develops guidance and authoritative recommendations, disseminates information, and responds to requests for workplace health hazard evaluations. NIOSH provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by gathering information, conducting scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products and services, including scientific information products, training videos, and recommendations for improving safety and health in the workplace.


Workplace Health and Safety Program
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations - Extension Division

237 Main St
Suite 1200
Buffalo, NY 14203

voice: (716) 852-4191


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