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About this directory
The Environmental Health Resource Directory was developed for citizens and health professionals in Texas. This directory lists federal agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations related to environmental health that can provide information and assistance. Please call the Health Assessment and Toxicology Program, Department of State Health Services at (512) 458-7269, with any corrections, additions, or suggested changes.

Disclaimer
Information or opinions from agencies, universities, or organizations listed in this Resource Directory are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of State Health Services, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, or other agencies, universities, or organizations listed in the Resource Directory.

Acknowledgement
This Resource Directory was prepared by the Department of State Health Services and was supported in whole through funds from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Trust Fund under a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (ACS)
2433 Ridgepoint Drive
Austin, TX 78754
1 (800)ACS-2345
Web page: http://www.cancer.org
Provides information on what causes cancer and how to prevent it.

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS (ALA)
Central Region
5926 Balcones Drive, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731-4263
(512) 467-6753, or 1 (800) 586-4872
Web page:http://www.lungusa.org/texas
Provides information on lung diseases caused by environmental exposures.

AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY (ATSDR)
Region 6 Office
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 665-8361
Federal agency created in 1980 that offers information and assistance for people concerned about health problems that may be caused by contact with hazardous chemicals.

ATSDR (national office)
1600 Clifton Road, NE (E-28)
Atlanta, GA 30333
(404) 639-0700 (Office of the Assistant Administrator)
1 (800) 447-1544 (Information Center)
Web Page: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov

ATSDR Divisions

Division of Health Education and Promotion
(404) 639-6205
Provides materials including Case Studies in Environmental Medicine, Medical Management Guidelines, Hazardous Substances and Public Health newsletter, and other pamphlets are available.

Division of Toxicology
(404) 639-6322, or (404) 639-6300
24-Hour Toxline: (404) 639-6000
Provides information on toxicology and hazardous chemicals; toxic profiles for more than 150 hazardous chemicals.

Emergency Response Branch
(404) 639-0615
24-hour emergency hotline provides information on toxic substances and consultation in emergency situations.

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AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL (CMA)
1300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 741-5000
Web page: http://www.americanchemistry.com/

CHEMTREC
1 (800) 262-8200 (non emergency number)
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Central Time
Health and safety information referrals for hazardous chemicals.

CHEMTREC
1 (800) 424-9300 (emergency number)
24-hour emergency phone number providing chemical information, assistance in chemical identification, and notification of chemical manufacturers and shippers so they can offer expertise and assistance.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
(404) 639-3311
Web page:
http://www.cdc.gov
National center created in 1946 to research, investigate, and provide information on infectious and environmental diseases.

CDC Division

Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Activity

(770) 488-7320
Information about indoor air quality or outdoor air pollution.

CLEAN WATER ACTION (CWA)
2520 Longview Street, #315
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 474-0605
Web page: http://www.cleanwateraction.org
Citizen organization that has information on water quality issues.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES (DSHS) - (Formerly TDH)
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Web page: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/
State public health agency

Birth Defects Monitoring Division
(512) 458-7232
Monitoring and information related to birth defects and investigations of potential environmental causes.

Border Health Office
(512) 458-7675
Information, monitoring, and investigation of environmental health issues related to the Texas-Mexico border.

Environmental Health Bureau
(512) 834-6640
Information and investigations related to asbestos, general sanitation, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, lead, product safety, radiation hazards, and workplace health issues.

Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology Division
(512) 458-7269
Information and investigations related to hazardous chemicals in communities, environmentally-related diseases, child lead poisoning, pesticides, and exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

Seafood Safety Division
(512) 719-0215
Information and assistance related to seafood safety.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND (EDF)
44 East Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-5161
Web page: http://www.edf.org
Nonprofit organization that can provide information on air quality, water quality, hazardous chemicals, hazardous waste, and workplace safety.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Region 6
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
(214) 665-6444
Federal agency created in 1970 to reduce pollution, maintain air quality and water quality, and regulate hazardous chemicals in the environment.

EPA (National Offices)
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 260-2090
Web page:
http://www.epa.gov

Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse (IAQ INFO)
1 (800) 438-4318
Information and assistance on health effects from indoor air pollution.

Public Information Center
(202) 260-2080
General information on EPA programs and hazardous chemicals.

Radon Hotline
1-800-SOS-RADON, or 1 (800) 767-7236
Information and educational materials about radon.

Safe Drinking Water Act Hotline
1 (800) 426-4791
Information on regulations concerning safe drinking water.

Superfund (CERCLA/SARA) and RCRA Regulation Information
1 (800) 424-9346
Information on regulations related to National Priorities List (NPL) hazardous waste sites and hazardous chemical disposal site.

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
Information Service
(202) 554-1404
Technical and general information on TSCA regulations.

GREENPEACE (GP)
702 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
1 (800) 722-6995
Web page: http://www.greenpeace.org
Information on air quality, water quality, and hazardous waste.

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
NCI Public Inquiries Office
Building 31, Rm. 10A03
31 Center Drive, MSC 2580
Bethesda, MA 20892-2580
(301) 435-3848
Web page: http://www.nci.nih.gov
NCI is one of the National Institutes of Health and can provide information on cancer-related questions.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH)
Office of the Director
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 715H
Washington, DC 20201
1 (800) 356-4674
Web page:
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html
Federal agency created in 1970 to investigate and provide information about disease, injuries, and hazards in the workplace.

NATIONAL PESTICIDE INFORMATION CENTER (NPIC)
Oregon State University
333 Weniger Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-6502
1 (800) 858-7378
Web page: http://npic.orst.edu
Information on pesticides and health problems they may cause; referrals for emergency treatment and cleanup of pesticides in the environment.

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL (NSC)
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
(630) 285-1121
Web page: http://www.nsc.org
Information on chemicals in the environment and how to reduce contact with them.

Hotline (English / Spanish)
1 (800) LEADFYI, or 1 (800) 532-3394
To receive information about lead.

Hotline (English / Spanish)
1 (800) 424-5323
To consult with an education specialist about lead.

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)
U.S. Department of Labor
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 319
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 916-5783
Web page: http://www.osha.gov
Federal agency created in 1970 to reduce workplace hazards, implement safety and health programs, and provide information on health and safety in the workplace.

SIERRA CLUB (SC)
State Conservation Office
PO Box 1931
Austin, TX 78767
(512) 477-1729
Web page: http://www.sierraclub.org
Nonprofit organization that can provide information on air quality, water quality, and hazardous wastes.

SOUTH TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CENTER, LAREDO (STEER)
Department of Family and Community Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
(210) 567-7407
Web page: http://steer.uthscsa.edu
Training materials and information for health care professionals on border environmental concerns; elective rotations for medical residents and medical, nursing, and public health students in South Texas on border environmental health issues.

STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL BOARD OF TEXAS (SPCB)
1106 Clayton Ln., Suite 100 LW
Austin, TX 78723-1066
(512) 451-7200
Web page: http://www.spcbtx.org
Licensing and regulation of pest control operators; information and investigations regarding use of pesticides.

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TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Public Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
Suite 101 - VMA
College Station, TX 77843-4461
(979) 845-2828
Web page:
http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/vaph/
Information and assistance on human health effects from hazardous chemicals.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (TDA)
Pesticide Programs
Stephen F. Austin Building, 9th floor
1700 North Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-7497 (Pesticide Risk Assessment and Toxicology)
Web page: http://www.agr.state.tx.us/pesticide
Information and inspections regarding the outdoor use of pesticides.

TEXAS INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH (TIOSH)
The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler
11937 U.S. Highway 271
Tyler, TX 75708-3154
(903) 877-3451
Web page: http://www.uthct.edu/
Information and clinical assessment for occupational exposures, conditions, and injuries

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TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (TCEQ)
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 239-1000
Web page:
http://www.tceq.state.tx.us
State agency created in 1993 to reduce pollution, protect air quality and water quality, and regulate hazardous chemicals in the environment (includes the former Texas Water Commission, the Texas Air Board, and other programs).

Office of Public Assistance
1 (800) 687-4040
Information about permitting, technical information, and environmental equity

Public Drinking Water Section
(512) 239-6020
Assessment and protection of public drinking water sources

Public Interest Council
(512) 239-6363
Independent advocates for public concerns regarding environmental issues

Remediation Division
(512) 239-4150
Investigation and cleanup of hazardous pollutants released into the environment

Toxicology and Risk Assessment
(512) 239-1782
Assessment of human health risks due to contact with hazardous substances in the environment

TEXAS POISON CENTER NETWORK (TPCN)
1 (800) 222-1222
Web pages:
Central Texas Poison Center: http://www.poisoncontrol.org
North Texas Poison Center: http://www.poisoncontrol.org
Southeast Texas Poison Center: http://www.utmb.edu/setpc
South Texas Poison Center: http://surgery.uthscsa.edu/stpc
24-hour emergency hotline providing treatment information and medical referrals for poisoning cases; the 1-800 number connects callers to one of six regional poison control centers in the state.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON (UTHSC-H)
School of Public Health
1200 Herman Pressler
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 500-9000
Web page: http://www.sph.uth.tmc.edu/
Information about how chemicals in the environment affect public health.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SERVICES (UTHS)
7000 Fannin, Suite 1620
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 500-3267
Web page:http://www.uth.tmc.edu/uths/
Information and clinical assessment for occupational exposures, conditions, and injuries

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON (UTMB-G)
Division of Environmental Toxicology
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
2.102 Ewing Hall
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX 77555-1110
(409) 772-9109
Web page: http://www2.utmb.edu/pmch/geToxicology.htm
Curriculum in genetics and environmental toxicology

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Last updated June 11, 2014