(703) 237-2249; www.chej.org Helps local citizens and organizations come together and take a unified stand in order to hold industry and government accountable.
(202) 234-0091; www.noharm.org An international coalition of 429 organizations in 52 countries working to transform the health care industry so it is no longer a source of harm to people and the environment.
Children's Environmental Health Network
John Snow Institute - Center for Environmental Health Studies
(202) 543-4033; www.cehn.org A national, multi-disciplinary organization, whose mission is to protect the fetus and child from environmental health hazards.
(617) 482-9485; www.jsi.com Provides expert assistance to community and labor groups, and other advocates concerning the health effects of exposure to hazardous chemicals. Areas of expertise include: medicine, industrial hygiene, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, public policy advocacy, and environmental education.
(617) 524-7258; www.riles.org Works in partnership with communities in English and Spanish speaking countries to protect public health and the environment.
Environmental Justice Resource Center
Program for the Ecology of Human Systems
(404) 880-6911; www.ejrc.cau.edu A research, policy, and information clearing house on issues related to environmental justice, race and the environment, civil rights, facility siting. The overall goal of the center is to support and educate people of color in facilitating their inclusion in the mainstream of environmental decision-making.
RILES and the Boston University School of Public Health jointly sponsor the Program for the Ecology of Human Systems (PEHS) to link students, public health professionals, and communities concerned about the local environment.
Environmental Research Foundation
The Science and Environmental Health Network
(888) 2RACHEL; (272-2435); www.rachel.org Helps people find the information they need to fight for environmental justice in their own communities. ERF publishes the on-line, "Rachel's Environment & Health News," an accessible informative, bi-weekly newsletter on a range of environmental health topics.
(515) 268-0600; www.sehn.org Advocates the wise application of science to protect the environment and public health; helps environmental organizations use science in their work, guides scientists to public interest research and public service, and informs public policy with science grounded in ethics and logic.
Environmental Working Group
Silent Spring Institute
(202) 667-6982; www.ewg.org A not-for-profit environmental research organization dedicated to improving public health by reducing pollution in air, water and food. Recent research topcis have included pesticides in foods, air and water.
(617) 332-4288; www.silentspring.org A non-profit scientific research organization dedicated to identifying the links between the environment and women's health, especially breast cancer. It is a collaboration of scientists, physicians, health advocates, and community activists and a leading edge research institution.
(415) 252-0822; www.greenaction.org Mobilizes community power to change government and corporate policies and practices to protect health and promote justice.