Helpful Links & Apps

Environmental Health Perspectives  -  EHP is amonthly peer-reviewed journal of research and news published with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health - The Harvard National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Center offers video presentations on how air quality, water quality, and contaminants in the environment play a role in the development of chronic diseases.

Free Apps:
American Heart Association Events: A guide to live meetings organized by the AHA- the nation's oldest, largest voluntary organizationdevoted to fighting cardiovasculardiseases and stroke. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Air Quality Now: Instantly view the Air Quality Index (AQI) for any city in the USA, as well ascity health reports (where available). Useful to make informative decisions when planning outdoor activities. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

EPA AIRNow: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides air quality information, useful to protect health when planning daily activities. Receive nationwide location-specific reports on current and forecasted air quality for ozone and fine particle pollution. Air quality maps provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality across the nation. Visit the page on air quality-related health effects to learn what actions you can take to protect your health at different Air Quality Index levels. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Circulation - Journal of the American Heart Association: As the top-ranked, most trusted peer-reviewed journal in cardiology, Circulation provides athoritative information on diagnosing and treatingdiseases and conditions of the cardiovascular system. The app provides full-text articles, supplemental multimedia videos and links, downloadable issues, etc. (Compatible with iPad)

DENIOS: A go-to-guide for anyone working with hazardous materials. Provides information on up-to-date news, information on legislation and regulations, as well as handy tips and hints on how to store and handle hazardous materials safely. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPodtouch)

Dirty Dozen: Published by The Environmental Working Group, this shopping guide helps consumersmaintain a healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables,while minimizing their exposure to hazardous pesticides on contaminated produce. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Environmental Working Group's Food Scores: Information on tens of thousands of foods in a simple, searchable online format designed to guide consumers to healthy, affordable food that's good for people and the planet. This tool combines ratings on nutrition, ingredient concerns (contaminants, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, chemicals and additives), and processing into a single overall product score. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Food Safe: Use the 'Is My Food Safe?' application to check safe internal cooking temperatures, learn essential food and kitchen safety information, and reduce your risk of food poisoning. Developed by the Home Food Safety program in collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Gleaning: Gleaning is an interactive map of current and historic sources of food. It is a resource for information on public food sources, food production and circulation, historic points of interest related to agriculture and the food industry, community stories about food, and notes about the natural environment. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Health Tip of the Day: Easy-to-follow daily tips on leading a healthy lifestyle, provided by Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN), Lisa Best. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

EPA iWarm: iWarm calculates how much energy is saved by recycling common household items, rather than throwing them in the trash. The energy savings are translated into the equivalent amount of electricity, estimating how long that amount of electricity will operate household appliances. Developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

JAHA - Journal of the American Heart Association: Open-access journal articles focusing on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease -free to read, download, and share, accelerating the translation of strong science into effective practice. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach: This physician approved, interactive and easy to use app creates a personalized plan to help you quit smoking.This tool will help you evaluate your current status, set attainable goals and adjust preferences according to your needs.(Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Lungs & Breathing - Lung Disorders, Asthma, Cancer, Asbestos Awareness: Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease, causing difficulty with breathing. This app discusses the most important topics in lungdiseases including Asthma, Asbestos, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Emphysema, Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, and more.(Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Non-GMO Project Shopping Guide: To support consumers right to know what is in our food and in avoiding GMOs, this app features a list of brands and products that have been verified through the Non-GMO Project's Product Verification Program. The app also serves as a tool to find Supporting Retailers in your area and provides tips to avoid GMOs, including a list of GMO crops and common ingredients at risk for GMO contamination. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Preventing Chronic Disease: Established by the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, PCD publishes the latest, most relevant peer-reviewed research articles on public health efforts to prevent chronic diseases. Addressing at-risk populations, health disparities, policy and legislation, and technical innovations and interventions that address major public health crises, PCD provides an open exchange on the latest research findings and the exploration of new theories and concepts. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Quit It: A motivating and supporting program, encouraging smokers to quit smoking and helping ex-smokers to stay quit. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Radon: Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer. Using this app, created by the Radon Environmental Management Corp., educate yourself and teach others about this naturally-occuring radioactive gas found in homes worldwide, as well asradon prevention and testing methods. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Seafood Watch: Seafood Watch recommendations help you choose ocean-friendly seafood at your favorite restaurants and stores. This app showcases the most current and complete information about how each item should be fished or farmed and providessuggestions for choosing sustainable alternatives. The Project Fishmap feature allows you to contribute and add names of restaurants and stores in the U.S. where you've found sustainable seafood, as well as locate what other users have reported at businesses near you. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Skin Deep: The EWG's Cosmetics Database is the world's largest safety reference tool for personal-care products, providing safety ratings for a wide range of products and ingredients on the market. Frequent exposure to cosmetics and personal-care products raises questions about the potential health risks of the under-assessed ingredients they contain. By knowing what chemicals are in products you bring into your home and how they may affect your health and the environment, you can make better informed purchasing decisions. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Smog Report: The best source for real-time air quality information, directly from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Checking the smog forecast and planning ahead can help protect you and your family's health. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

State of the Air: Developed by the American Lung Association, this app gives you the ability to seee what your lungs are collecting anywhere in the United States. Features include Air Quality Index and alerts and provideusers with the ability to get informed and speak up to let lawmakers know you care about air pollution and its impact on your health. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

Ted: Watch fascinating talks and video lectures on a variety of topics from TED conferences around the world.  With intriguing discussions among experts, the TED application is a magnificent resource for learners of all ages. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

iTriage: Created by 2 ER doctors and reviewed by Harvard Medical School,iTriage provides quick access to a large healthcare and medical database. This app allows users to find answers about medications, diseases, symptoms,and nearby medical locations, doctorsand physicians. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

EPA's SunWise UV Index: The UV Index provides a daily and hourly forecast of the expected intensity of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation can cause immediate damage, such as sunburn, and long-term problems, such as skin cancer and cataracts. Developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

WHO Info: The official World Health Organization app provides thelatest health information. (Compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)

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Disclaimer: The above applications and links listed on this site are not affiliated with the Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion. These suggested links and apps are provided for information and convenience purposes only, and may not apply to your needs. CEHHP does not endorse, sponsor or advertise any third party links and does not guarantee accuracy of the content held within them.
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October 24, 2016
Fall Symposium 2016
Lecture title: "Environment, Epigenetics and Cancer: How to Cultivate the Connections"

March 30, 2016
Spring Symposium 2016
Lecture title: Participatory Action Research: "Researchers and Community Partners Working Together for Real World Success" 

October 17, 2013
Fall Symposium 2013
Lecture title: "Health, Workplace, and Environment:Cultivating Connections