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National Center for Environmental Health - NCEH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. NCEH is committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

Review Date: August 09, 2011

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National Climatic Data Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the collection center and custodian of all United States weather records. It is the central source of historical weather information, some of which it publishes as serial or periodic publications. The Center responds to inquiries for statistical weather data, such as temperature, precipitation, and wind. It can provide daily and hourly weather observations along with monthly and annual summaries, 30-year normals for various meteorological elements, solar radiation data, and various weather maps and charts. Requests for services should define type of data required, stations or geographic limits involved, desired medium (magnetic tape, diskette, hard copy, or microform), and other pertinent information, such as a description of what the data will be used for. SERVICE LIMITATIONS: Work is performed on a reimbursable basis. Unit costs have been established for some services; the requestor can be provided with a cost estimate before work begins. Prepayment is required.

Review Date: November 21, 2008

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Office of Children’s Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of this office is to make the protection of children’s environmental health a fundamental goal of public health and environmental protection in the United States. The OCHP will support and facilitate Agency efforts to protect children’s health from environmental threats. The office maintains a web site that includes tips and advice for parents and the general public about ways to protect children from environmental health threats.

Review Date: June 09, 2011

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

The mission of the USDA is to enhance the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring a safe, affordable, nutritious, and accessible food supply; caring for agricultural, forest, and range lands; supporting sound development of rural communities; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world.

Review Date: November 30, 2010

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment--air, water, and land--upon which life depends. Through the work of its many projects and programs the EPA's purpose is to ensure that: all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information; federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively; environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy; all parts of society--communities, individuals, business, state and local governments, tribal governments--have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.

Review Date: December 28, 2010

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Council on Environmental Quality

The Council on Environmental Quality coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. CEQ reports annually to the President on the state of the environment; oversees federal agency implementation of the environmental impact assessment process; and acts as a referee when agencies disagree over the adequacy of such assessments. The council focuses on making our air, water, and land cleaner and encourages innovation and the development of new, cleaner technologies.

Review Date: November 04, 2009

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Since its inception in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

Review Date: September 06, 2010

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National Environmental Education Foundation

The Health & Environment Program focuses on advancing environmental knowledge among health professionals to improve the public’s health with a special emphasis on children and underserved populations. Through the development of national agendas, trainings, curriculum integration, and strategic partnerships, they facilitate the integration of environmental health into health care provider education and practice. Their initiatives include: Children’s Environmental Health Faculty Champions Initiative, Pediatric Asthma Initiative, Children and Nature Initiative, and Pediatric Environmental History Initiative. They also have a wide range of tools and resources on a variety of environmental health topics, including pesticides, climate change and others.

Review Date: October 17, 2011

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