Prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
With funding from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Updated and Modified for the Internet - August 2003

About This Booklet

Physicians, health care professionals, public health officials, and citizens are often unsure where to get information regarding environmental hazards and potential exposures. Numerous public and private agencies can respond to inquiries, provide basic information on environmental hazards, and provide referrals to specialists. The purpose of this Resource Booklet is to provide a list of such agencies, along with general information about each organization. The user may then decide which contact is the most appropriate.

About the Environmental Health Education and Outreach Program (EHEP)

The EHEP is one of seven programs at the Bureau of Environmental Health Assessment that receives funding from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. For several years, the EHEP has educated physicians and health professionals regarding environmental health hazards by sponsoring Grand Rounds and educational seminars. In addition, the EHEP provides environmental education and outreach to communities in Massachusetts through a multitude of activities including providing educational materials and participating in health fairs. If you would like information on this program, please call 617-624-5757.

The Department of Public Health (DPH) acknowledges Susan Bernstein, who was instrumental in the original planning and implementation of the EHEP.

This Resource Booklet was supported in part by funds from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act trust fund through a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This information is provided by the Environmental Health Outreach and Education Program within the Department of Public Health.