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Health and Environmental Assessment - Resources: Organizations and Agencies

Organizations and Agencies

Climate Change and Human Health Integrated Assessment Web
Environmental Assessment Association
European Commission - Environmental Impact Assessments
The Health Effects Institute (HEI)
International Association for Impact Assessment
The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)
UK Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP)
U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
U.S. EPA National Center for Exposure Assessment (NCEA)
U.S. EPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL)
U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Economic Analysis Resource Document
U.S. National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences

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Environmental Assessment Association

http://www.eaa-assoc.org/ Exit EPA

The Environmental Assessment Association (EAA) is an international organization dedicated to providing members with information and education in the Real Estate Industry in respect to Environmental Inspections, Testing and Hazardous Material Removal. EAA represents over 5,000 Environmental Professionals who provide services to a wide variety of clients including lenders, federal and state agencies, private companies and many others.

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European Commission - Environmental Impact Assessments

http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/eia/home.htm Exit EPA

This web site provides information on the European Community's laws on Environmental Impact Assessment of projects and the Environmental Assessment of certain plans and programs together with other related information.

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The Health Effects Institute (HEI)

http://healtheffects.org/ Exit EPA

The Health Effects Institute (HEI) is an independent, nonprofit corporation whose mission it is to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of pollutants from motor vehicles and from other sources in the environment. Supported jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry, HEI has funded over 170 studies and published over 100 research reports, and several special reports, producing important research findings on the health effects of a variety of pollutants, including carbon monoxide, methanol and aldehydes, nitrogen oxides, diesel exhaust, ozone, and most recently, particulate air pollution.

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International Association for Impact Assessment

http://www.iaia.org/ Exit EPA

IAIA is a forum for advancing innovation, development and communication of best practice in impact assessment. Its international membership promotes development of local and global capacity for the application of environmental assessment in which sound science and full public participation provide a foundation for equitable and sustainable development.

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The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

http://www.iseepi.org/ Exit EPA

The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) provides a forum for the discussion of problems unique to the study of health and the environment; one of its missions is to support epidemiological studies on the health effects of environmental exposures. Membership is open to environmental epidemiologists and other scientists worldwide.

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UK Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP)

http://www.advisorybodies.doh.gov.uk/comeap/ Exit EPA

COMEAP is an Advisory Committee in the United Kingdom of independent experts that provides advice to government departments and agencies on all matters concerning the potential toxicity and effects upon health of air pollutants. The group is currently tasked to advise the UK Health Departments on the effects on health of both outdoor and indoor air pollutants on the basis of data currently available; to assess the need for further research; and to liaise as necessary with other government bodies to assess the effects of exposure and associated risks to human health.

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U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/2p-measuring-health-effects.html Exit EPA

The web site of the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. As the lead public health agency responsible for implementing the health-related provisions of Superfund (the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980), ATSDR is charged with assessing health hazards at specific hazardous waste sites, helping to prevent or reduce exposure and the illnesses that result, and increasing knowledge and understanding of the health effects that may result from exposure to hazardous substances.

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U.S. EPA National Center for Exposure Assessment (NCEA)

http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/ Exit EPA

The National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), a major component of the Office of Research and Development (ORD) with headquarters in Washington, DC, is EPA's national resource center for human health and ecological risk assessment. NCEA conducts risk assessments, carries out research to improve the state-of-the-science of risk assessment, and provides guidance and support to risk assessors.

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U.S. EPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL)

http://www.epa.gov/nheerl/ Exit EPA

The National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory is the Agency's focal point for scientific research on the effects of contaminants and environmental stressors on human health and ecosystem integrity. Its research mission and goals help the Agency to identify and understand the processes that affect our health and environment, and helps the Agency to evaluate the risks that pollution poses to humans and ecosystems. The impact of NHEERL's efforts can be felt far beyond the EPA, by enabling state and local governments to implement effective environmental programs, assisting industry in setting and achieving environmental goals, and collaborating with international governments and organizations on issues of environmental importance.

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U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Economic Analysis Resource Document

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/ecas/analguid.html Exit EPA

This document is intended to be a resource for understanding and performing economic analyses by OAQPS economists. This document should not be interpreted as guidance that will be followed exactly by OAQPS in its analyses. Each analysis performed by OAQPS presents unique features, so this guidance is only advisory in nature.

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U.S. National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/external/facts.htm Exit EPA

The United States National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Environmental Health Information.

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