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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to
prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.
<http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/>


Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

Information on indoor comfort products and services.
<http://www.acca.org>


Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading nonprofit family health organization dedicated to
eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. From diagnosis to control, from diapers to college, the network’s core areas of
expertise are education, advocacy and community outreach
<http://www.aanma.org>


American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

ACOEM represents more than 5,000 physicians and other health care professionals specializing in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM).
<http://www.acoem.org/>


American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, a trusted source for
technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy,
ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and
trade in the global economy.  ASTM’s mission is to be recognized globally as the premier developer and provider of voluntary
consensus standards, related technical information, and services that  promote public health and safety, support the protection
and sustainability of the environment, and the overall quality of life;  contribute to the reliability of materials, products, systems
and services; and  facilitate international, regional, and national commerce.
<http://www.astm.org>


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers advances technology to serve humanity and
promote a sustainable world.
<http://www.ashrae.org>


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology works to provide high quality, compassionate health care for those with allergy, asthma and immunologic
disorders by:
Providing advocacy and support for patients and the Allergy/Immunology specialists who provide their care, and Providing education and information about
allergy/immunology for its members, other health care professionals, patients and the public.
<http://www.aaaai.org>


American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by
Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and
related professions around the globe.  The society is dynamic and visionary, committed to “improving people’s lives through the transforming power of
chemistry.”  This vision - developed and adopted by the ACS Board of Directors after broad consultation with the membership - fully complements the ACS
Mission statement, which is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.” Together, these two
statements represent the ultimate reason for being and provide a strategic framework for their efforts.
<http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content>


American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

AIHA promotes healthy and safe environments by advancing the science, principles, practice, and value of industrial hygiene and occupational and
environmental health and safety.
<http://www.aiha.org>


American College of Toxicology (ACT)

The mission of the American College of Toxicology is to educate, lead and serve professionals in industry, government and related areas of toxicology by
actively promoting the exchange of information and perspectives on the current status of safety
assessment and the application of new developments in toxicology. Its Strategic Objectives are: Focus on interdisciplinary exchange of scientific information,
especially as scientific information is used in regulations;  Sponsor scientific and educational programs in toxicology;   Present the ideals and opinions of its
membership; disseminate information of the results of toxicological research, standards, and practices through the College journal;  Serve in other capacities in
which the College can function more efficiently as a group than as individuals.
<http://www.actox.org/>


American Association of Bioanalysts

AAB is dedicated to serving the community clinical laboratory and the professionals involved in clinical laboratory operations.  Founded in 1956, AAB members
are clinical laboratory directors, owners, managers, supervisors, technologists, technicians, and phlebotomists.  Laboratories can also become members
through AAB's National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA).
<http://www.aab.org/aab/Default.asp>


American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Inc. (ACGIH)

The ACGIH advances occupational and environmental health and safety.
<http://www.acgih.org>


American Lung Association (ALA)

The mission of the American lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Mission Goals:  Eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related lung disease;   Improve the air we breathe so it will not cause or
worsen lung disease;   Reduce the burden of lung disease on patients and their families.
<http://www.lungusa.org>


Aspergillus  

The Aspergillus website is a worldwide comprehensive resource providing a wide range of information about the fungus Aspergillus and the diseases such as
Aspergillosis that it can cause. This site is free to use and provides an encyclopaedia of Aspergillus for doctors, scientists, patients and their relatives. Some
parts of the site for example the image bank require free registration.  
<http://www.aspergillus.org.uk


Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC)

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) is a network of clinics and individuals committed to improving the practice of occupational and
environmental medicine through information sharing and collaborative research.
<http://www.aoec.org>


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American (AAFA)

AAFA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research.
<http://www.aafa.org>


Building Science Information

Building Science Information provides objective, high quality information about commercial and residential buildings. This resource combines building physics,
systems design concepts, and an awareness of sustainability to promote the design and construction of buildings that are more durable, healthier, more
sustainable and more economical than most buildings built today.
<http://www.buildingscience.com/index_html>


Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)

Carpet maintenance, restoration guidelines for water damaged carpet, other carpet related issues.
<http://www.carpet_rug.com>


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of the American people at home and abroad. It serves as the national focus for developing
and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities.        
<http://www.cdc.gov/>


Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security’s mission is to lead the unified national effort to secure the country and preserve our freedoms.  While the Department
was created to secure our country against those who seek to disrupt the American way of life, our charter also includes preparation for and response to all
hazards and disasters.
<http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm>


Dr. Fungus

Dr. Fungus is an independent Web site dedicated to providing a wide range of scholarly peer reviewed contemporary and historical information regarding fungi.
Dr. Fungus seeks to promote an understanding of fungi and the ways that fungal diseases of humans, animals, and plants affect people living throughout the
world. Dr. Fungus provides information to both professionals and the public by making a broad range of mycology related images and content instantly
available via the World Wide Web.    
<http://www.doctorfungus.org/>


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to
prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
<http://www.fema.gov/>


Health Effects Institute (HEI)

HEI is a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health
effects of air pollution. Typically, HEI receives half of its core funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency and half from the worldwide motor vehicle
industry. Other public and private organizations periodically support special projects or certain research programs. To accomplish its mission, HEI: Identifies the
highest priority areas for health effects research;  Funds and oversees the conduct of research projects; Provides intensive independent review of HEI
supported and related research;  Integrates HEI’s research results with those of other institutions into broader evaluations; and  Communicates the results of
HEI research and analyses to public and private decision makers.
<http://www.healtheffects.org/index.html>


Indoor Environmental Institute (IEI)

IEI was created to promote and further the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) industry through: (i) creating guidelines and best practices documents for
persons engaged in the detection, prevention and mitigation of indoor environmental quality problems; (ii) educating the general public, policy makers, the
media and the industry about the need for healthy indoor environments; and, (iii) developing consensus positions within the indoor environmental quality
industry and related industries on indoor environmental quality issues
<http://www.ieinstitute.org/>


Institute of Medicine

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to
decision makers and the public. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President
Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The National Academy of Sciences has expanded into what is collectively known as the National Academies, which comprises the
National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Research Council, and the IOM.  It’s mission is as adviser to the nation to
improve health.
<http://www.iom.edu>


Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

The IICRC was formed in 1972 to serve as an independent, nonprofit certification body, to set and promote high standards and ethics; and to advance
communication and technical proficiency within the inspection, cleaning and restoration service industry.
<http://www.iicrc.org>


International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA)

ISSA Mission: Facilitate ongoing networking, communications, and commercial opportunities for members.  Provide members with the highest quality, industry
specific, relevant information. Be the most widely accepted resource for knowledge and standards regarding professional business practices and making the
scientific connection between cleaning and health.  Have the greatest impact on establishing a global cleaning community.
<http://www.issa.com>


International Society of Regulatory Toxicology & Pharmacology

The purpose of the Society is to provide an open public forum for policy makers and scientists promoting sound toxicologic and pharmacologic science as a
basis for regulation affecting human safety and health, and the environment. In order to fulfill the Society's Mission Statement, three objectives must be met.  
The first is identifying and prioritizing scientific issues that would affect the development, modification, or application of regulations affecting human health and
safety and the environment.  The second is identifying and engaging the policy makers and scientists who would be most concerned with developing,
modifying, or applying those regulations, or affected by their development, modification, or application.  The third is providing an open public forum promoting
the evaluation and application of sound toxicologic and pharmacologic science as a basis for developing new regulations or for modifying or applying existing
regulations affecting human health and safety and the environment.
<http://www.isrtp.org/>


National Asbestos & Environmental Training Institute (NAETI)

NAETI is an educational organization that offers more than 60 courses on topics related to asbestos, lead, indoor environmental quality, health and safety,
construction, personal protection, environmental energy efficiency design, hazardous material handling and clean up, confined space/lockout tag out, right to
know, and various other OSHA/NIOSH and customized training.  Many of the courses are approved and given certification by the New Jersey Department of
Health, New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
<http://www.naeti.com/index2.html>


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH is part of the CDC. The mission of NIOSH is to generate new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge
into practice for the betterment of workers. To accomplish this mission, NIOSH conducts scientific research, develops guidance and authoritative
recommendations, disseminates information, and responds to requests for workplace health hazard evaluations.  NIOSH provides national and world
leadership to prevent work related illness, injury, disability, and death by gathering information, conducting scientific research, and translating the knowledge
gained into products and services, including scientific information products, training videos, and recommendations for improving safety and health in the
workplace.
<http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/>


National Jewish Medical and Research Center

To remain a leader in the treatment of respiratory, immunologic and related diseases:
Develop and provide innovative clinical programs for treating and rehabilitating patients of all ages and for preventing disease.  Discover knowledge to
enhance prevention, treatment and cures, through an integrated program of basic and clinical research.  Educate scientists, physicians, health care
professionals, and the public.
<http://www.nationaljewish.org/>


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately
prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other
technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world.
<http://www.niaid.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx>


National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

NIBS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and
consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of
safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States.  Authorized by the U.S. Congress, the Institute provides an
authoritative source and a unique opportunity for free and candid discussion among private and public sectors within the built environment.  The Institute's
mission to serve the public interest is accomplished by supporting advances in building sciences and technologies for the purpose of improving the performance
of our nation's buildings while reducing waste and conserving energy and resources.
<http://www.nibs.org>


National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the
furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.  The NAS was established by an Act of Congress that was signed by President
Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1863, at the height of the Civil War, which calls upon the NAS to "investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject
of science or art" whenever called upon to do so by any department of the government. Scientific issues would become more complex in the years following
the war, and to expand the expertise available to it in its advisory service to the government, the NAS created the National Research Council under its charter
in 1916. To keep pace with the growing roles that science and technology would play in public life, the National Academy of Engineering was established under
the NAS charter in 1964, and the Institute of Medicine followed in 1970.
<http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer>


National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA)

NADCA’s mission to promote source removal as the only acceptable method of cleaning and to establish industry standards for the association, representation
of qualified companies engaged in the assessment, cleaning, and restoration of HVAC systems, and assist its members in providing high quality service to their
customers.
<http://www.nadca.com>


National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)

NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. NPIC provides objective, science based
information about pesticides and pesticide related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use.
<http://npic.orst.edu/>


New York City Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Disease Epidemiology,

Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments
<http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doh/html/epi/moldrpt1.html>


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.  
OSHA's administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.  With the Occupational Safety
and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for
working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
<http://www.osha.gov>


Restoration Industry Association (RIA)

Restoration Industry Association  (formerly Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (ASCR) is the oldest and largest non-profit, professional trade
association dedicated to providing industry leadership, supporting science, and promoting best practices in the cleaning and restoration industry.
<http://www.ascr.org/institut



Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA)

SMACNA's mission is to provide products, services, and representation to enhance members' businesses, markets, and profitability. It provides technical
information on topics such as air conditioning and air ducts. The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA), an international
association of union contractors, throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Brazil.
><http://www.smacna.org>


Society of Toxicology (SOT)

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists from academic institutions, government, and industry representing the
great variety of scientists who practice toxicology in the U.S. and abroad. SOT is committed to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of
toxicology. The Society promotes the acquisition and utilization of knowledge in toxicology, aids in the protection of public health, and facilitates disciplines. The
Society has a strong commitment to education in toxicology and to the recruitment of students and new members into the profession. The Society of Toxicology
is committed to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology. Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical
or biological agents on people, animals, and the environment. Toxicologists are scientists trained to investigate, interpret, and communicate the nature of
those effects.
<http://www.toxicology.org/>


Society for Epidemiologic Research

The SER is committed to keeping epidemiologists at the vanguard of scientific developments. To this end, the Society sponsors the American Journal of
Epidemiology and Epidemiologic Reviews, as well as the annual SER meeting which includes the John C. Cassel Memorial Lecture and contributed papers,
symposia, and posters on a wide range of epidemiologic issues.
<http://www.epiresearch.org/>


Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology

This textbook has evolved from online and live-in person lectures presented in my bacteriology courses at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Its contents are
suitable for reading or presentation in courses or course modules concerning general microbiology and medical bacteriology at the college and advanced high
school levels of education. As an electronic text, new material is constantly being added, and current material is constantly being revised and updated. This is
an inherent advantage of the web based text over the tree burner.   Kenneth Todar, PhD,  University of Wisconsin  Department of Bacteriology
<www.textbookofbacteriology.net>


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,  Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control

brings science to bear directly upon America's housing and provides grants for communities to address their own lead paint hazards. The OHHLHC provides
funds to state and local governments to develop cost_effective ways to reduce lead based paint hazards. In addition, the office enforces HUD’s lead based
paint regulations, provides public outreach and technical assistance, and conducts technical studies to help protect children and their families from health and
safety hazards in the home.
<http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/>


U.S. EPA IAQ Information Clearinghouse (IAQINFO)



A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace
U. S. Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine,  Office of Science and Technology Assessment.  
<http://www.osha.gov/dts/shib/shib101003.html>


University of Vermont Safety Information Resources on the Internet

the UVM SIRI site contains Archives of the Safety Mailgroup, OSHA and EPA Regulations, On_line Presentations:, Using the Internet for Safety Information,
Online Library: Graphics & Powerpoint files, Safety Bookstore, Health and Safety Consultants List, and Databases from NIOSH
<http://siri.uvm.edu/>


University of Minnesota, Department of Environmental Health
and
Safety, Flood Recovery.
<http://www.extension.umn.edu/Flood/>


World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters,
shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence based policy options, providing technical support to countries and
monitoring and assessing health trends.  WHO fulfils its objectives through its core functions: providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in
partnerships where joint action is needed;  shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable
knowledge;  setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation; articulating ethical and evidence based policy options;   
providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and  monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.
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HVAC  Biological:  Mould,
Bacteria, Allergens, Parasites,
Insects  Chemicals: asbestos,
lead, mercury etc.  Physical
Agents:     Dust,
electromagnetic fields, radiation
Emergency response services,
natural and man made
catastrophes Forensic
Evaluation *Expert testimony
and consultation
Building evaluations: Building
damage, water damage, water
tracking, and water mapping  
Residential / Home Services
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