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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) 
  • 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.

ResourceFocus Area
Asian Communities for Reproductive JusticeSafer products and working conditions, specifically in nail salons  
Association of Reproductive Health ProfessionalsNews, clinical publications, research, and resources for continuing medical education
California Healthy Nail Salon CollaborativeBeauty-product chemicals & reproductive health
California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Policy, research and current news report
Centers for Disease ControlTobacco use and reproductive health
DES update
2013 National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
Center for American ProgressChemical impact on reproductive health fact sheet
Center for Environmental HealthEffects of industrial chemicals on public health and environment
Center for Science in the Public InterestSteps to protect pregnant women from harmful bacteria and parasites in food
Environment & 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 AllianceIntergovernmental 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 HealthMercury and reproductive health
LA County Public Health: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention ProgramLeading healthy,lead-free environments for children
Los Angeles County Public Health: Environmental HealthReports, publications and health advisories
March of Dimes

 Mom and Baby

 Environmental Justice 

MotherToBaby CA

Fact Sheets


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

NIEHS advice for parents on BPA

How endocrine disruptors work and their effects

National Resources Defense CenterToxics found in air fresheners, Regulations needed to make safer air fresheners
Physicians for Social Responsibility - LAReproductive health articles
Safer Chemicals, Healthy FamiliesReproductive health & fertility issues
The Collaborative on Health and the EnvironmentReproductive Health Research and Resources
The Endocrine Disruption ExchangeToxins data base, Advocacy information, Research Studies
University of California San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health & the EnvironmentReproductive health and the environment
Women for a Healthy EnvironmentAdvice on eating habits, exercising, and avoiding certain chemicals for healthier, environmentally friendly pregnancies
Women's Voices for the EarthChemicals and reproductive health