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Explains what health problems can be associated with specific air pollutants. Outdoor Air Quality N/A Link
American Lung Association Information on dangers of air pollutants, including ozone and particulate matter. Outdoor Air Quality 800-LUNG-USA Link
Atlanta Botanical Gardens General educational materials on plants and animals, as well as a plant hotline. Healthy Eating 404-876-5859 Link
Beyond Pesticides Searchable gateway on pesticide hazards and safe pest management, including the least toxic way to deal with a specific pest. Pesticides 202-543-5450 Link
Centers for Disease Control Comprehensive guide about lead, healthy homes checklists, policy tools, and case studies. Lead 800-CDC-INFO Link
Centers for Disease Control Description of how lead enters the environment and the pathways by which you may be exposed. Lead 800-CDC-INFO Link
Centers for Disease Control Tips for healthy homes for the following topics: drinking water, indoor air quality, emergencies and disasters, injury prevention, food safety, and poisoning prevention. Healthy Homes 800-CDC-INFO Link
Clean Water Atlanta Highlights and history of the five-point plan to improve Atlanta’s water quality. Drinking Water Quality N/A Link
Environmental Protection Agency Checklists for homes with possible lead exposure, as well as information about testing and the effects of lead. Mailable guide is available. Lead N/A Link
Environmental Protection Agency Educational Materials on asthma, mold, radon, smoke free homes, and general indoor air quality. Indoor Air Quality N/A Link
Environmental Protection Agency Explains general framework of how costs, benefits, and economic impacts will be measured by the EPA when addressing outdoor air quality issues. Outdoor Air Quality N/A Link
Environmental Protection Agency Information about drinking water quality as well as a national safe drinking water hotline. Drinking Water Quality N/A Link
Environmental Protection Agency Information about radon and the dangers of it. Radon N/A Link
Environmental Protection Agency Information on six common outdoor air pollutants, air emission sources, trends, and monitoring information. Outdoor Air Quality N/A Link
Environmental Protection Agency Purchasing tool suite to help purchasers consider the environment along with price and performance in their product searches. Safe Cleaning N/A Link
Environmental Working Group Fish consumption calculator to determine safe levels given your age, gender, and heart disease status. Safe Fish Consumption N/A Link
Environmental Working Group Guide on which plastics to avoid to minimize leaching. Common Hazardous Products N/A Link
Georgia Department of Public Health Highlights the strategies by which Georgia hopes to meet the lead components of the HealthyPeople 2020 goals. Lead 404-657-2700 Link
Georgia Department of Public Health Resources for the healthy consumption of fish (in regards to mercury levels). Safe Fish Consumption 404-657-2700 Link
Georgia Environmental Protection Division Information on current laws regarding scrap tires and requirements for businesses dealing with tires. Solid Waste 404-656-7802 Link
Georgia Food Oasis Information on eating, cooking, and growing to prevent unhealthy eating due to food deserts. Healthy Eating 678-702-0400 Link
Georgia Legal Aid The Georgia Tenant Handbook listing rights as a renter and how to proceed with disputes. Healthy Homes N/A Link
Georgia Organics Many resources for consumers to learn about the benefits of organic food. Food Issues 678-702-0400 Link
Green Law Information about clean air in Georgia, including current activism and policy. Outdoor Air Quality 404-659-3122 Link
Green Law Information about clean water in Georgia, including current activism and policy. Lake and Stream Water Quality 404-659-3122 Link
Green Law Information about ongoing environmental justice projects in Georgia. Environmental Law 404-659-3122 Link
Green Seal Explanation of the standards used by Green Seal for products. Safe Cleaning 202-872-6400 Link
Housing and Urban Development Information on what precautions to take against lead for homes built before 1978. Lead 202-708-1112 Link
Housing and Urban Development Information about common issues in homes, including allergies, asthma, carbon monoxide, and home safety. Indoor Air Quality 202-708-1112 Link
Indoor Air Quality Association Educational videos and materials for indoor air quality, specifically dealing with mold. Indoor Air Quality 844-802-4103 Link
Mothers and Others for Clean Air Tips to protect you and your family, definitions of air pollution and its health effects, and health advisories on air pollution. Outdoor Air Quality 770-544-0508 Link
National Center for Healthy Housing Searchable list of healthy home resources, by areas such as contaminant free, pest free and ventilated. Safe Cleaning 410-992-0712 Link
National Public Radio Hormone like chemicals are found to be released in a variety of plastics, according to research. Common Hazardous Products N/A Link
National Resource Defense Council Educational Materials on Air Quality as well as NRDC efforts to reduce air pollution. Outdoor Air Quality 202-289-6868 Link
National Safety Council Quizzes, fact sheets, and overviews of indoor air quality issues. Indoor Air Quality 800-621-7619 Link
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Information on occupations typically exposed to lead, their routes, and threshholds for action. Lead 800-321-OSHA Link
What’s on My Food? Searchable list of common foods and what pesticides are found on them. Also details health effects of these pesticides. Pesticides 510-788-9020 Link
Whole Kids Foundation School garden resource center, complete with instructions on building, tending, and recipes. Food Issues N/A Link
UGA Cooperative Extension Information about Radon with Georgia-specific resources Radon 706-542-4879 Link
Westside Food Oasis Features tips and recipes for healthy cooking; hosts idea-sharing and funding platforms. Food Issues 678-553-5982 Link
Wallace Center Provides grants, workshops, and technical assistance to strengthen sustainable food-growing practices. Food Issues N/A Link