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Links

Here are some helpful links by topic:

Government

Alcohol and Drug Abuse—US DHHS: Prevention information, databases, publications
American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC): National
Carbon Monoxide: Seattle King Co. Public Health fact sheets
Children’s Environmental Health: Washington State Dept. of Health document
Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC): Product recalls, report unsafe products
Disaster Response: Seattle King Co. Public Health fact sheets
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Pacific Northwest
Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Drug and food recalls, safety alerts
Food Safety Information Line: National, food recalls, education, policies
Household Products Database—NLM, NIH: Chemical information, product ingredients, safety
Legislative Hotline: House, Senate, bill search
Managing Public Health Threats: Biological and Bio-terrorism Preparedness: Health Administration
Medicine in My Home: FDA student and teacher info on over-the-counter medications
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition: Sniffing info.
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA): Workplace safety, guidelines
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PESHU)
Product Recalls
Redtide Hotline (Marine Biotoxin Bulletin): DOH: Updated when conditions change
Safe Kids: National
Suicide Helpline: National
Terrorism Preparedness—DHS: National, homeland security
Unwanted Medicine Return Program: Return household medicines in Washington State
WA Beach Program:  Recreational swimming beaches, water quality
WA Industrial Safety & Health Administration (WISHA): Labor and industries
WA State Department of Health (DOH)

Organizations

Alcoholic Anonymous (AA)
Al-anon /Alateen: Friends and family of alcoholics
PoisonPrevention.org
Changes Parent Support Network: Support groups for parents of teens and young adults
Take Back Your Meds: Find the location(s) in your area to return unused medications
StopOverdose.org

Useful Websites

Be MedWise: Medication tips, quiz, and other medication safety resources
Chemistry.org: Website of the American Chemical Society
Drug Identification (Rxlist.com): Pill ID
Find Another State’s Poison Center
Fight BAC: Safe produce handling, food safety, bacteria
Spider Myths: UW Burke Museum
Toxic Free Tips (Ecology): Public information clearinghouse about hazardous substances
West Nile Virus
The Lung Association’s Free Home Assessment in Seattle: Master Home Environmentalist
The Lung Association’s Statewide Resource Page: Air Quailty resources