Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Specific Information
Please refer to the following resources for more information on the adverse effects of PCBs, the treatment of PCB-associated diseases, and management of persons exposed to PCBs.
General Environmental Health Information
Please refer to the following Web resources for general information on environmental health.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov
- CDC works to protect public health and the safety of people, by providing information to enhance health
decisions, and promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.
- The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially
infectious diseases), environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, prevention and education
activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
- National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) http://www.cdc.gov/nceh
- NCEH works to prevent illness, disability, and death from interactions between people and the environment. It
is especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental
hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
- NCEH seeks to achieve its mission through science, service, and leadership.
- National Institute of Health (NIH) http://www.nih.gov
- A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting
and supporting medical research.
- National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
- NIOSH is in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is an agency established to help assure safe
and healthful working conditions for working men and women by providing research, information, education, and training in
the field of occupational safety and health.
- American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) http://www.acoem.org/
- ACOEM is the nation's largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through
preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education.
- ACOEM members are a dynamic group of physicians including specialists in a variety of medical practices. ACOEM
is united to develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to preventive medicine both within and outside of the
- American College of Medical Toxicologists (ACMT) http://www.acmt.net
- ACMT is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical
- ACMT is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of medical toxicology through a variety of
- American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) http://www.acpm.org
- ACPM is the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health
- ACPM's 2,000 members are engaged in preventive medicine practice, teaching and research.
- Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) http://aoec.org
- AOEC is a network of more than 60 clinics and more than 250 individuals committed to improving the practice of
occupational and environmental medicine through information sharing and collaborative research.
- Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) http://www.aoec.org/PEHSU.htm
- Based at an academic center, each PEHSU is collaboration between the pediatric clinic and the AOEC occupational
and environmental clinic at each site.
- PEHSUs have been developed to provide education and consultation for health professionals, public health
professionals, and others providers about the topic of children's environmental health.
- PEHSU staff are available for consultation about potential pediatric environmental health concerns affecting
both the child and the family. Health care professionals may contact their regional PEHSU site for clinical advice.
- Poison Control Center
- The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPC) may be contacted for questions about poisons and
poisonings. Their Web site provides information about poison centers and poison prevention. AAPC does not provide
information about treatment or diagnosis of poisoning, or research information for student papers.
- American Association of Poison Control Centers may be contacted at 1-800-222-1222 or