Friday, March 23, 2012

Toxic Substances in the Home and Out

Have you ever wondered what those chemicals in your household cleaning products are?  Or wondered what effects you might suffer living near an oil refinery, a power plant or on a former industrial site?  Use the following websites to learn about toxins, household products, and environmental health risks. 

Poisoning Prevention
Resources from MedlinePlus

UCSF Toxic Matters Website
Tips on reducing exposure to metals and synthetic chemicals in everyday life—at home, at work, and in the community—and links to other sources with more detailed information.

NLM Household Products Database
Learn about ingredients in brand-name products.

Tox Town
An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life and in everyday places from the National Library of Medicine