Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program
Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program
Environmental Working Group
Environmental Working Group
Center For Health, Environment and Justice
Center For Health, Environment and Justice
Physicians For Social Responsibility
Physicians For Social Responsibility
The Alliance For A Clean Environment
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RESOURCES - Environmental Exposure and Health Information
links reviewed: March 13, 2003

1. “Trade Secrets” – An investigative Report On Chemicals by Bill Moyers Video - $29.95 1(800) 336-1917 Details for “Trade Secrets” -, Names of Companies and Secret Documents -

  • Includes information about VINYL CHLORIDE which is produced at Occidental Chemical in Pottstown.
2. Physicians For Social Responsibility - website -, e-mail -, Phone (202) 898-0150 - Fax (202) 898-0172

3. Children’s Chemical Exposures – Pediatric Expert Dr. Philip Landrigan –

4. Toxicology – Internal Medicine - Dr. Janette Sherman, e-mail -, website -

5. Environmental Medicine – Pediatric Allergist Dr. Doris Rapp (602) 905-9195 Fax (602) 905-8281 Practical Allergy Research Foundation
P.O. Box 60 Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 875-5578 Fax (716) 875-5399

6. Environmental Defense Scorecard - websites - and

7. Pennsylvania Environmental Network - P.O. Box 16267 Chesapeake, VA 23328-8389 website -, e-mail -

8. Center for Health, Environment, and Justice - (703)237-2249 Fax (703) 237-8389 P.O. Box 6806 Falls Church, VA 22040 website - e-mail -

9. Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) - (510) 597-1394 5900 Hollis Street, Suite R3 Emeryville, CA 94608 website - or

10. Practical Allergy Research Foundation (716) 875-5578 Fax (716) 875-5399 P.O. Box 60 Buffalo, NY 14223

11. Pediatric Expert Children's Chemical Exposures Dr. Philip Landrigan website -

12. EPA "Criteria" Air Pollutants

For More Information Contact: The Alliance For A Clean Environment P.O. Box 3063 Stowe, PA 19464

  • Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program works to protect citizens and the environment from the dangers posed by nuclear power and seeks policies that will lead to safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy. Also to advocate creation of an agricultural and food distribution system that guarantees safe, wholesome food produced in a humane and sustainable manner, and work to protect the world's fragile water resources from commodification, privatization, and mass diversion.

  • Polluting Our Future: Chemical Pollution in the U.S. that Affects Child Development and Learning. A thorough overview of the threat posed to our children by industrial chemicals based on conservative data from the National Academy of Sciences, the authors conclude that at least one in every two hundred children currently suffers a developmental or neurological disorder produced by exposure to toxic chemicals. Available online at

  • Why Poison Ourselves? A Precautionary Approach to Synthetic Chemicals An introduction to the health and environmental risks posed by persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Arguing that chemical-by-chemical regulation is inadequate (800) 555-2028

  • Trust Us, We’re Experts! Raises questions about the role of public relations in a democracy and the influence of money and ideology on the practice of science. Corporations have gained control over both what scientists do and what research becomes public knowledge. How the public relations industry uses the “third party technique” to promote corporate products and discredit public health and environmental advocates. By enlisting scientists and other credentialed “authorities” to produce research tailored to corporate needs and smear critics’ work as “junk science,” PR firms have successfully downplayed the hazards of tobacco, carcinogenic chemicals, and global warming. By Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber (Jeremy P. Tarcher/putnam, 2001, 360 pp.;notes, index)

  • Scorecard website – Environmental Defense makes available environmental information by location. Type in zip code to get local facts about air, water, superfund sites, toxic releases, and lead hazards. Also provides distribution of environmental burdens by race/ethnicity, income, poverty level, education, home ownership, and occupation for environmental justice.

  • Integrity in Science website – Set up by Center for Science in the Public Interest – Searching database for tracking the corporate funding of scientists working in the fields of the environment, nutrition, and medicine. Also funding of professional and health associations.

  • Greenpeace – website - Documents the level of toxic additives in PVC products, the presence of the chemicals in humans, and potential adverse health effects.

P.O. Box 3063
Stowe, PA 19464

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