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Environmental Data: Health Effects & Chemical Information

Toxic Substances Manufacturing

What counts as a toxic substance? The resources below link to definitions as well as information about the chemicals-- their effect on health as well as the environment.

But, do you know which facilities in your area create or import toxic substances as defined by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)?

Health Effects & Chemical Information

The next few items are all found on the Toxic Substances Portal but tend to be more appropriate for environmental health specialists or those with a more robust chemical knowledge set.

The following items can also be found on the Toxic Substances Portal but these have been developed for the lay person. They tend to not be as dense as the above items.  

The following report is Congressionally mandated and is regularly updated. 

The Immediately dangerous to life or health air concentration values (IDLH values) developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) characterize high-risk exposure concentrations and conditions, and are used as a component of respirator selection criteria.

The US Environmental Protection Agency provides health and environmental information on specific chemicals found as a result of base closures, during Superfund clean-ups, and/or related to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

New Jersey is the home of many petrochemical plants. The Right to Know Hazardous Substance Facts Sheets have been developed for the consumer.

The National Library of Medicine (part of the National Institutes of Health) has developed a strong collection of resources that focus on the effects of chemicals on our health. 

 

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