Toxic Substances Information Directory


The Toxic Substances Information Directory was developed in order to provide an easy-to-use, quick reference document for public health professionals when looking for information on an environmental or occupational health topic.  It can be used by local health departments to guide the public or by the public directly since this document is available on the Internet.


The first six sections of the directory provide general information on state and federal agencies; universities and non-governmental organizations; library resources; resources for chemical testing, and reporting requirements. The remaining sections are topic specific.


Generally, within each section Michigan governmental agencies are listed first, followed by federal agencies and then other organizations. A web address has been provided for each, along with a brief description and contact information.


This directory is intended to direct one to organizations and/or resources that may provide more information; it is not meant to be comprehensive.


The directory is in PDF format.  Click here to download a free copy of the latest version of Acrobat Reader.

Table of Contents

Michigan Agencies

Chemical Terrorism and Chemical Emergencies

Federal Agencies


Universities, Professional and Non-Governmental Organizations


Online Libraries, Databases and Research Tools

Fish Advisory Information

Resources for Environmental Monitoring and Medical Testing

Hazardous Waste

Reporting Guidelines and Requirements


Air Pollution


Air Quality, Indoor





Radiation and EMF (Electric and Magnetic Fields)



Bloodborne Pathogens

Water Pollution

Cancer and Cancer-Causing Agents



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This publication was supported in part by grant number 5 U01 OH007306 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC-NIOSH).  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC-NIOSH.


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