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1 Part Sunshine
By One Part Sunshine, LLC. Your guide to growing green kids. Shows you where to find the best green products for kids and moms-to-be. Experts evaluate each product to make sure it contains only natural and non-toxic ingredients and offer resources to help you create a more natural environment for your kids.
By Earth911, Inc.
. Find out the closest place where you can recycle various hazardous materials and household wastes.
By Raureif. EcoChallenge accompanies you on your iPhone every day with information and reminders to a more sustainable lifestyle.
By Redefining Progress. Calculate a rough estimate of your ecological footprint. The ecological footprint measures what we consume of nature. It shows how much productive land and water we occupy to produce all the resources we consume and to take in all the waste we make.
Energy Star Products
By US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy. Helps you make the most economical purchases for your facilities and home with a simple estimate of potential energy savings.
By Environmental Educator LLC. Good planets are hard to find, so this app will teach you how to and why you should protect it. The Environmental Educator has one topic a week, with daily video segments being about 30-40 seconds. Available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and on the web.
EPA Model Lead-Based Paint Abatement Worker Training Course
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). Many common renovation, remodeling, and painting (R&R) activities in homes with lead-based paint can create hazardous amounts of lead in dust and debris. In an effort to help control these hazards EPA has developed these course materials which provides strategies to reduce or eliminate the creation of hazards during R&R activities that disturb leaded paint. Available in English and Spanish versions. For each language, there are three documents: the instructor manual (in PDF format), the student manual (in PDF format), and the overheads (in MS PowerPoint format).
By GoodGuide, Inc.. Find safe, healthy, green and ethical products based on scientific ratings.
GoodGuide Mobile App
By GoodGuide, Inc.. Find health, environmental, and social performance ratings for over 145,000 food, personal care, and household products — from baby shampoo to bathroom cleaner. The GoodGuide mobile app makes it fast and easy to find safe, healthy, green, and ethical products, instantly delivering the information you need, when you need it most — in a store and on the go. Includes barcode scanning. Available for iPhone and Android.
By Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Offers several health-related, online calculators. You can track your body mass to figure out how much you've benefitted from that new exercise program, calculate how many calories you really need, find out how much money you've spent on cigarettes in your lifetime and what they've been doing to your lungs, and much more.
By Children's Health Environmental Coalition. An interactive resource on how to reduce environmental health risks to children in and around the home.
Help! It's a Roach!
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs. Your family can do a lot of things to control roaches before you need to use a pesticide. Use this Web site and complete the activities to learn what kids and adults can do.
Home Energy Saver
By Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Is your home energy efficient? This online tool looks at ways to save energy for heating/cooling, domestic hot water, appliances and miscellaneous uses, and lighting.
Household Products Database
By US National Library of Medicine. What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.
Indoor airPLUS Builder Mobile App
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The IAPLUS Builder mobile app is primarily for the home builder and verifier partner in the field at new home construction sites. Users will see EPA's Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications and enter and complete the Verification Checklist via their mobile device. Homeowners can use the app to learn more about the advantages of living in an Indoor airPLUS labeled home. Available for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
By Envirolytics. Perform your own quick or detailed energy analysis with no prior technical experience. Get heating, cooling, lighting, hot water and appliance energy consumption break downs with yearly cost and CO2 emission estimates. Upgrade and retrofit suggestions include yearly savings, economic projections, payback period and information about various energy saving alternatives. For iPhone.
My Green Apps
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Find more than 100 apps that developers have made about the environment. You can sort the apps by topic or platform, or suggest an existing app you think EPA should add to the site.
One Stop Green Mobile App
By One Stop Green, LLC. This iPhone app allows you to conduct home and commercial energy audits right from your mobile phone! Receive daily green tips. Includes a solar, wind, water, and lighting calculator.
OSHA Search Page
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Search the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) web site.
By US Environmental Protection Agency. RadTown USA is a virtual community showing a wide variety of radiation sources and uses as you may encounter them in everyday life. Each RadTown location highlights a particular radiation issue that you might encounter in your everyday life; discusses the issue; lists the important roles that federal, state, and local governments and international organizations play in protecting you from harmful exposure; and describes what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
Recalls and Safety Alerts App
By Health Canada. Get access to recent recalls and safety alerts from the Government of Canada including the most recent recalls and advisories from Health Canada, Transport Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The Recalls and Safety Alerts app is available for Apple, Android and BlackBerry.
Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts
By US Food and Drug Administration. Lists the most significant product actions of the last 60 days, based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk.
By Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Online resource for U.S Government recalls of environmental products, food, medicine, cosmetics, consumer products, motor vehicles, and boats.
Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Contains information about US public water systems and their violations of EPA's regulations for safe drinking water. Search by state or ID number.
Search the EPA Internet
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Search the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) web site.
The Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys
By Ecology Center. HealthyToys.org includes test results for more than 5,000 toys and children's products. The site is a first step in providing parents, grandparents, and others who care about children with the information they need to make better choices when purchasing toys and other children's products.
By Forester Media, Inc.. Waterprint is an iPhone app that calculates how much water is imbedded in your daily activities, including what you wear, eat and drink. It includes a Waterprint calculator that tells you how much water it takes to grow a banana, manufacture a T-shirt, or brush your teeth.
What You Can Do
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste. These resources will allow you to better understand the type, amount, and impact of wastes generated in your home and community, and what you can do to help reduce and better manage waste.
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