Environmental Health Information Resources: Healthy Environments for Healthy Women and Children


  • Stacey J. Arnesen MS

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    • Stacey J. Arnesen is the Advisor for Special Projects in the Specialized Information Services Division, National Library of Medicine. She develops databases and information resources in environmental health, toxicology, and HIV/AIDS and has an MS degree in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University.

Stacey J. Arnesen, MS, Specialized Information Services Division, National Library of Medicine, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 510, Bethesda, MD 20892. E-mail: stacey_arnesen@nlm.nih.gov


Because of concerns about exposure (e.g., from pesticides in the garden to how much fish is safe to eat), health professionals are often asked to address the effect of environmental agents on women's health. Numerous environmental health resources are available on the Internet, but with so many Web sites, it can be difficult to identify high-quality, accurate information oriented toward a wide variety of needs and users. This article describes environmental health and toxicology databases and resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other government agencies and organizations, that contain valuable information on potential environmental risks to women.