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IDS 101: Biolopolitcs of "Safe": Selected Web Resources

Relevant & meaningful fact oriented sites

Toxic 100 Air Pollluters (August 2013).  Presented by Political Economy Research Institute (an official web page of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst).

Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) Model: Produced by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (computer-based modeling tool that can help policy makers and communities quickly analyze large amounts of data on releases of toxic substances from facilities in an area).

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) ProgramProduced by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (tracks the management of toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment across the United States).

Independent investigators & lobbying groups

American Council on Science and Health "Science. Not hype." -- "Provides an evidence-based counterpoint to the wave of anti-science claims that became the calling card of fundraising groups who were using mass media to promote fear about topics such as food, energy and medicine."

Center for Public Integrity -- "Our mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism."

Environmental Defense Fund -- "We get results by creating solutions that let people and nature prosper" -- "Guided by science and economics, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions"

Environmental Working Group -- "To empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment."

Natural Resources Defense Council --"Works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends." --  "The nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 2 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of nearly 500 lawyers, scientists and other professionals."

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