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The Toxics Directory

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
California Environmental Protection Agency
Updated January 2006

This directory lists agencies and organizations that can provide information about or have authority over toxic substances and their health effects. The organizations range from local to national, with emphasis on California-based resources. For further information or inquiries, contact:

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Pesticide and Environmental Toxicology Section,
Oakland Office
1515 Clay Street, 16th floor
Oakland, California 94612
(510) 622-3200

or contact our Webmistress

By listing organizations in this directory, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment does not imply that it agrees with or endorses their views. The intent is simply to provide information. See Disclaimers for more information.


To locate agencies of interest, use the subject or media headings below or the alphabetical listing by name. Agencies are not duplicated among subject headings, so you may need to look in more than one subject listing to find what you want.

Resources by Subject or Media

Alphabetical Index of Resources

The word order in some names has been modified to easily identify their focus, for example, "Air Resources Board, California." This listing is a complete listing of the agencies that appear in the text. It allows a quick scan of contents without the details.
























This edition of the directory includes several new sections contributed by staff as follows: children’s environmental health, Dr. Mark Miller; ecotoxicology, Dr. Julie Yamamoto; and food safety, Hanafi Russell. Others who added to this edition are Laurie Monserrat, Dr. Robert Howd, Charlene Kubota, and Daryn Dodge. Special thanks to the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s Resource Guide for help on several listings in the Children’s Environmental Health section.


The Toxics Directory is a service to help you locate information. A driving force behind The Toxics Directory is to help public health and governmental officials with their work, but it is also to get health and environmental information into the hands of active citizens and groups and to help those people connect and share information, ideas, and assistance. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) supports the public's right-to-know and hopes that this directory will contribute to the public's understanding of environmental issues.

The agencies and organizations that are included in the directory met the following criteria when added:

The information presented does not attack or disparage any individuals by name. OEHHA plans to keep the directory updated at least annually. Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, the location and content of the linked sites may change as menus and homepages are reorganized. It may not be feasible for OEHHA to promptly remove a listed organization or a link to a site that no longer meets the criteria specified here.

Inclusion of any organization in the directory does not imply any official OEHHA endorsement. Furthermore, OEHHA does not accept any responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data, or products presented by these organizations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. OEHHA does not guarantee the suitability of the information for any specific purpose.

Links to non-OEHHA servers are provided solely as a pointer to information on topics related to health and environmental protection that may be useful to OEHHA staff and the public.

The following OEHHA World Wide Web disclaimers of liability and endorsement apply to all Toxics Directory pages and information.

Copyright Status:

The State of California retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce its own documents, or allow others to do so, for State of California purposes. These documents may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific, and educational purposes. Commercial use of this and other State of California documents may be protected under the United States and foreign copyright laws.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of California. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the State of California, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Disclaimer of Liability: With respect to this multimedia document, neither the State of California nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Dedication: This version of the OEHHA Toxics Directory is dedicated to our friend, coworker, and primary author of the directory, Hanafi Russell.

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