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JSI Center for Environmental Health Studies



The JSI Center for Environmental Health Studies provides scientific, technical, legal, and organizational assistance to community, labor, government, and environmental organizations that are addressing environmental and occupational health problems arising from exposure to toxic chemicals.
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Address:
44 Farnsworth Street
Boston , MA 02210
USA
Contact Person: Mary Firestone
Phone: (617) 482-9486
Fax: (617) 482-0617
E-Mail: mfirestone@jsi.com
Website: http://www.jsirt.org
   


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The JSI Center for Environmental Health Studies provides scientific, technical, legal, and organizational assistance to community, labor, government, and environmental organizations that are addressing environmental and occupational health problems arising from exposure to toxic chemicals. The Center helps these groups investigate and respond to suspected environmental hazards by providing technical information, as well as assistance in conducting and reviewing health studies and in developing strategies to reduce the risk of exposure to toxic materials. Through training activities and educational materials and programs, the Center strives to empower communities to play an informed and effective role in solving environmental problems. The Center provides expertise in epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, community organizing and participation, public policy development, and resource protection. The following types of services are provided: Consultation to help identify and investigate environmental health hazards; Research into health effects of hazardous substances, statistical methods of detecting disease clusters, and other areas of environmental health; Medical evaluations of people exposed to environmental hazards; Industrial hygiene inspections of industry; Development of educational materials and provision of educational programs in environmental health, pollution prevention, and toxics use reduction; * Policy consultation in all areas of environmental health, including prevention of occupational disease, reduction of environmental exposure, and understanding, monitoring, and participating in local, state, and federal environmental programs; Literature reviews on specific topics related to environmental and occupational health; Online electronic searching of bibliographic databases such as Medline, Toxline, and the Hazardous Substances Data Base through the National Library of Medicine, and acquisition of hard copy from medical and technical libraries; Rapid worldwide consultation via electronic networks: jsi@igc.apc.org. The Center's primary geographic focus has been the United States. Given growing concern about environmental hazards throughout the world, the Center recently expanded its work to assist communities in Central and Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States, and developing countries including South Africa and Venezuela.


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