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View Resource 1918 Influenza A (H1N1) Fact Sheet

The "Spanish" flu pandemic of 1918 and 1919 caused the deaths of 20-50 million people worldwide including up to 675,000 in the U.S. While only about 1% of those infected with the virus died, it...

http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/bio/factsheets/H1N1factsheet...
View Resource A Citizen’s Guide to Radon

Instructions on how to test for radon and interpret the results.

http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html
View Resource A Citizen’s Guide to Radon: The Guide To Protecting Yourself And Your Family From Radon

Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That?s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is t...

http://www.epa.gov/radon/pdfs/citizensguide.pdf
View Resource A Human Health Perspective On Climate Change: A Report Outlining the Research Needs on the Human Health Effects of Climate Change

An 80-page report on the results of a study on physiological responses to environmental change over time.

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/docs/climatereport2010.pdf
View Resource Animal Sentinels of Human Health

Animals often are the first to come in contact with the microbes, contaminants, and pollutants that can make people sick. Animal symptoms and responses to conditions around them can serve as an early...

http://health.usgs.gov/sentinels/index.html
View Resource Animals as Sentinels of Chemical Terrorism Agents: an Evidence-based Review.

The goal of this systematic review was to identify evidence that animals could serve as sentinels of an attack with a chemical terrorism agent. METHODS: The biomedical literature was systematically...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1566523/
View Resource Animals as Sentinels of Human Environmental Health Hazards: An Evidence-Based Analysis

?Despite recognition that animals could be serving as ?sentinels? for environmental risks to human health, there are no evidence-based guidelines for the use of animal sentinal data in human healt...

http://canarydatabase.org/about/ecohealth-2005-animals.pdf
View Resource Animals as Sentinels of Human Health Hazards of Environmental Chemicals

A workshop titled "Using Sentinel Species Data to Address the Potential Human Health Effects of Chemicals in the Environment," sponsored by the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research, the...

http://www.ehponline.org/members/1999/107p309-315vanderschal...
View Resource Anthrax Fact Sheet

Anthrax is a serious disease caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax occurs naturally in cows and other herd animals. It can be transmitted to humans who come in contact with infected...

http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/bio/factsheets/anthraxfactsh...
View Resource Are You Hyper-Sensitive to Electricity?

The electricity we use in modern society is artificially generated at power stations. Leaving the station at high voltages, it is then progressively 'stepped down' by means of transformers to...

http://www.emrsafety.8m.net/newbook.htm
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