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RHE Education Resources

Resources for Clinicians

Toxic Matters Health Brochure (free to download and print)

Toxic Matters: Preventing Our Families From Toxic Substances

Recommended Publications

Advocacy & Education


Legislative Issues

  • Fracking & Health
    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a technique used to extract oil and gas from deep within the earth, makes use of chemicals.  Some chemicals found around fracking sites may be linked to infertility, miscarriage, birth defects, breathing problems, and cancer, among other illnesses and conditions. A number of groups and individuals are calling for a moratorium on fracking (Senate Bill 1132) to conduct a study to fully assess the risks to public health associated with fracking.
    Factsheet on Fracking (January 2014) 
    Fracking and its impact on health
  • Environmental Protection & Preservation
    Sierra Club California posts information on bills addressing policy issues related to consumers and commercial business interactions with natural resources and wildlife.  The bills include measures regarding marine life, animals, air quality, water resources, and wilderness sites, as well as measures controlling emissions and other chemical exposures.
    Sierra Club California Website

Recommended Websites

The information presented in this website is not intended as a substitute for medical care. Please talk with your healthcare provider about any information you get from this website.

Resource Focus Area
Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice Safer products and working conditions, specifically in nail salons  
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals News, clinical publications, research, and resources for continuing medical education
California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative Beauty-product chemicals & reproductive health
California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Policy, research and current news report
Centers for Disease Control

Tobacco use and reproductive health
DES update
2013 National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals

Center for American Progress Chemical impact on reproductive health fact sheet
Declining reproductive health & chemical exposure
Center for Environmental Health Effects of industrial chemicals on public health and environment
Center for Science in the Public Interest Steps to protect pregnant women from harmful bacteria and parasites in food
Enviornment & Human Health Inc. Plastics that may be harmful to children & reproductive health, Plastics as endocrine disruptors
Environmental Working Group

Possible toxins in consumer products, food and everyday utilities

Study shows infant exposed to reproductive toxins from shampoo, lotion and powder, Phthalates can affect babies during their reproductive time

Global Climate and Health Alliance

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) set of resources, including a briefing report, a number of infographics, and a short film, to explain the health implications of the IPCC results

LA County Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Mercury and reproductive health
LA County Public Health: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Leading healthy,lead-free environments for children
Los Angeles County Public Health: Environmental Health Reports, publications and health advisories
March of Dimes

 Environmental risks and pregnancy

 Mercury and reproductive health

MotherToBaby CA Environmental exposures and reproductive health
MOMS: Making Our Milk Safe Effects of chemicals on breast milk
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)  

NIEHS advice for parents on BPA

How endocrine disruptors work and their effects

National Resources Defence Center Toxics found in air fresheners, Regulations needed to make safer air freshneres
Physicians for Social Responsibility - LA Reproductive health articles
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Reproductive health & fertility issues
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment Reproductive Health Research and Resources
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Cosmetics & reproductive health
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange Toxins data base, Advocacy information, Research Studies
University of California San Fransisco Program on Reproductive Health & the Enviornment Reproductive health and the enviornment
Women for a Healthy Environment Advice on eating habits, exercising, and avoiding certain chemicals for healthier, environmentally friendly pregnancies
Women's Voices for the Earth Chemicals and reproductive health