Useful Links

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment. IRIS was initially developed for EPA staff in response to a growing demand for consistent information on chemical substances for use in risk assessments, decision-making and regulatory activities. The information in IRIS is intended for those without extensive training in toxicology, but with some knowledge of health sciences.

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service that touch the lives of all Americans.

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
MWRA is a Massachusetts public authority established by an act of the Legislature in 1984 to provide wholesale water and sewer services to 2.5 million people and more than 5,500 large industrial users in 61 metropolitan Boston communities.

The ECOTOX (ECOTOXicology) database provides single chemical toxicity information for aquatic and terrestrial life.

Water Health Connection
This physician on-line reference guide has been prepared with the intent of providing current and accurate educational information in a “user friendly” format for clinicians.

Boston Harbor Information
Provides boating information for Boston Harbor

Coastal Extraction Program
Extracts the coastline file by entering the geographic range

Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE)
The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) encourages research and education about the environment and its many interactions with human society.

HSPH/LUMC Recreational Anglers Survey
The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) are recruiting recreational anglers who fish in coastal Louisiana to participate in a study about fish consumption and exposure to mercury.