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INTRODUCTION

For those readers who are interested in learning more about environmental medicine, or have other resource needs related to environmental medicine, this appendix presents names, addresses, and phone numbers of relevant government agencies and professional associations and organizations, as well as information about computerized information services, and a listing of general references. Several lists of medical schools with federally funded environmental health activities are also provided. Finally, three tables are presented that describe (1) selected environmental agents and their associated sources and potential exposures, (2) selected work-related diseases, disorders, and conditions associated with various agents, and (3) selected job categories, exposures, and associated work-related diseases and conditions.

The information presented in this appendix is not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive, but rather supplemental and complementary.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Throughout our history, numerous federal and state agencies have been created to address the issues related to safety and health in the workplace, as well as the surrounding environment. Federal and state agencies have become increasingly involved in examining and monitoring the impact of the environment on the health of the public. The following list highlights several of the federal and state agencies currently involved in monitoring, evaluating, and protecting the environment and its relation to public health. Each agency is an invaluable source of information



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