Resource Guide
Protecting the Environment: Children’s Health.  An outstanding resource for parents to understand how to protect their kids from asbestos, lead, mercury, pesticides, etc.

Learn more about the health effects of air pollution.

Plastic Consumption
Looking for a way to cut down and cut out plastic use? This site has a great guide for ways to make your life less plastic.

LEAF/HEC Comments on CERP lays out the concerns of the Hoosier Environmental Council and the Legal Environmental Aid Foundation on major changes at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, which threaten to weaken public health safeguards.

Coal Ash
HEC policy report on coal ash
Our Water at Risk, available HERE.

HEC petition for Administrative Review of the BP Air Permit in Northwest Indiana

Dirty Kilowatts:  Allows families to understand where Indiana’s dirtiest power plants are located.

An Environmental and Public Health Analysis of Possible Alternative Energy Resources for Indiana: The most comprehensive, Indiana-specific assessment of how different energy processes & technologies – coal mining, advanced coal generation, tire incineration – impact public health.

HEC’s testimony in support of a statewide mercury rule.  Provides an overview of why our health would improve from significant reductions in mercury emissions.

Mesothelioma Center: The majority of people know asbestos is a very dangerous substance, but many do not understand what it is or why the mineral is bad for the body. Understanding asbestos is important because the illnesses associated with the substance can cause serious medical problems and even death. The Mesothelioma Center is an up-to-date resource for all issues ranging from asbestos exposure to malignant mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, only affecting 2,000 – 3,000 patients a year. Although this number may be small relative to other cancerous diseases, it is almost always 100% fatal. Mesothelioma is almost always caused by asbestos exposure.  Any individual or family that is diagnosed with or knows someone with cancer deserves to have the best information and support available.

View the mesothelioma guide.
Visit the Pleural Mesothelioma Center website for more information.

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