Federal Agencies


The following agencies have a wealth of useful information on their websites.  The links will take you to the agency’s homepage as well as selected webpages within the site.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

  • An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ATDSR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances.
  • Points of interest within this site: Environmental Health Nursing Initiative

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • DOE’s overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • The United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • The agency responsible for ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
  • Points of interest on this site: National Center for Toxicological Research

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • HUD’s mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable, healthy housing free from discrimination.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

  • NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • OSHA’s mission is to assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.