Green Resources and Related Articles
GBPSR In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development (PDF 2.7M) - In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development: Addressing Toxic Chemical Influence on Developmental Disabilities. Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility. 2000. "This report was prepared for a joint educational project with Clean Water Fund. Primary goals of the project include the examination of environmental contributors to learning, behavioral, and developmental disabilities, and the education about the preventable nature of these exposures."
Beauty and the Beasts (PDF 789K) - MSN: Women's Health: Anti-Aging Guide: Beauty and the Beasts - Cosmetics may not be as safe as we like to think. Maggie Koerth-Barker for MSN Health and Fitness. 2007.
CDC Healthy Housing Reference Manual - Chapter 5: Indoor Air Pollutants and Toxic Materials - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Healthy housing reference manual. Atlanta: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2006. A useful and comprehensive list of potential toxins in your home.
CDC NCIPC Tips to Prevent Poisonings - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Tips to Prevent Poisonings: Safety Tips for You, Your Family, and Friends.
NASD Homeowner Chemical Safety - National Ag Safety Database: Homeowner Chemical Safety. David E. Baker, University of Missouri Extension. 2007. An instruction manual for conventional household chemical safety. Includes a list of body parts' absorption rates and a checklist for safety-proofing your home.
AAPCC Quick Facts on Poison Exposures in the United States - American Association of Poison Control Centers. 2007. "The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), founded in 1958, is a not-for profit nationwide organization of poison centers and others interested in the prevention and treatment of poisoning."
Greening the Department of the Interior - Traditional versus "Green" Cleaning Products - "U.S. Department of the Interior guidance and training for "greening" janitorial business. This section provides an overview of the health and environmental impacts of cleaning products, such as multipurpose cleaners, degreasers, and floor cleaners, as well as supplies, such as bathroom tissue, facial tissue, industrial wipes and rags, and plastic trash bags."
Integrating Environmentally Beneficial Landscaping into Your Environmental Management System - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, October, 2006. "This document provides practical guidance, potential language, and examples of environmentally beneficial landscaping practices for each of the EMS elements. The purpose of this guidance document is to assist with the addition of sustainable landscaping practices to an existing EMS or to the incorporation of sustainable landscaping into the development of an EMS."
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