Risk Related Links and Resources

Here you can find a list of links for anything risk related and use these as sources in any research you are undertaking.


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry – Science Corner

ATSDR Science Corner is a gateway to environmental health information and resources. It is a simple and user friendly guide to searching the World Wide Web for environmental health information. The primary focus is to find and share global information resources with the public on the linkage between human exposure to hazardous chemicals and adverse human health effects.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry – HazDat

HazDat, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database, is a scientific and administrative database developed to provide access to information on the release of hazardous substances and on the effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry – ToxFAQs

ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances being developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology.


The goals of this site are to provide an internet resource for the latest news in aviation safety and to maintain a database with information about past accidents.


Dedicated to answering some of the many questions that airline passengers and travel professionals may have about airline safety.

Argonne National Library – Environmental Assessment Division

The Environmental Assessment Division of Argonne National Laboratory develops assessments of the impacts of proposed human actions on the environment and on human health and safety, and evaluates the effectiveness of alternative actions and of possible mitigation and restoration strategies.

Arsenic Calamity in Bangladesh

Detailed site of reports, references and latest statistics relating to the Bangladeshis’ struggle to find safe drinking water.

Asian AIDS Resources

The impact of AIDS in Asia is staggering. Although Africa has the largest number of people living with HIV, South and South-East Asia is the region where HIV is spreading fastest. The site features a host of resources on the impact of AIDS in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, the US and Canada.

Aviation Safety Network

“Providing everyone with a (professional) interest in aviation with up-to-date, complete and reliable authoritative information on airliner accidents and safety issues.” Also features a database with comprehensive listings of all airliner hull-loss accidents since 1945.

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British Scareways – Aircraft safety

Reports and commentary on aircraft safety issues.

BIBRA International

Independent non-profit-making research organisation promoting research and other scientific work in toxicology. BIBRA provides advice, consultancy, evaluation and review of information, a current awareness service, database access and experimental studies as appropriate for: industrial, environmental and agricultural chemicals; packaging materials; food additives, contaminants and nutrients; cosmetic ingredients; pharmaceutical excipients.

British Safety Council (BSC)

The British Safety Council is the largest industrial occupational health and safety, fire prevention and risk management organisation in the world. It promotes best practice in health, safety and the environment, aiming to provide organisations with a wide range of services and products to avoid injuries, sickness, disease and loss of life.

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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety – Health & Safety related Internet resources

An extensive collection of health and safety related internet links.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)

Site includes an A–Z health information service, information on travellers’ health, data and statistics and other resources.

Centre for Risk Research – Stockholm School of Economics

This research centre focuses on risk perception and risk communication, especially with regard to technology and environment questions. Projects include Riskpercom: A Five Nation CEC Project; Energy Consumption And Energy Saving; Individual And Collective Reactions To Risks.

Chemical Hazards Communications Society

The Society aims to provide information and training guidance to as many individuals as possible, regardless of whether they work in small or large companies, for associations or for government, involved with the ever increasing complexity of chemical hazards regulations and international codes.

Coffee Science Source

‘The online source for coffee, caffeine and health information’, was created by the National Coffee Association to gather and disseminate information on coffee, caffeine and health in the USA. The information, ranging from the effects of caffeine on women’s health to caffeine and cardiovascular disease is collected from scientific journals, industry, reports and other reputable sources and is carefully reviewed by experts in the field.

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The online information service on diesel exhaust emissions, emission control, diesel engines, fuels, etc.

Disaster Center

This US-based site provides news, statistics and advice about a variety of natural disasters, from floods and huricanes to El Niño and the millennium bug.

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EnviroLink is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date environmental resources available.

Environmental Hazards Assessment Program (EHAP)

The Environmental Hazards Assessment Program (EHAP) is the Medical University of South Carolina’s comprehensive, integrated effort to identify and address issues of environmental risk to human health.

Environmental Risk Management

The University of Alberta provides the full text of its ERM Newsletter, ERM Working Papers and a lists a number of related sites.

The Ergonomics Society

The Ergonomics Society represents the professional interests of over 1000 ergonomists throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. It aims to promote the awareness, education and application of ergonomics in industry, commerce, the public sector and government, and the public domain in general.

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Health Education Authority (UK)

The Health Education Authority is England’s lead body in health promotion, helping people nationally and internationally to make sustainable improvements in health, and working to reduce health inequalities. The site contains an extensive list of health-related links.

Health Promotion Information Centre

HPIC is the national centre for health promotion information and advice, which supports and develops capacity for effective health promotion at a local, national and international level. The MultiMedia Unit offers advice on the effective use of information and communication technologies for health promotion.

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Institute for Occupational Ergonomics (IOE)

The Institute for Occupational Ergonomics (IOE) is a major ergonomics research and consultancy group, based within the University of Nottingham. The purpose of the IOE is to provide high quality advice, investigations and training in ergonomics to all sectors of industry and commerce, labour organisations and government. Its publications include: Reducing the Risks of Work Related Upper Limb Disorders: A Guide and Methods; Safer Handling of Loads at Work – A Practical Ergonomic Guide; The Ergonomics of Workspaces and Machines: A Design Manual; The Ergonomics of Working Postures: Models, Methods and Cases.

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (UK)

The IFST is the independent incorporated professional qualifying body for food scientists and technologists in the UK. The site includes reports on “hot topics” such as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Risk Assessment of Natural Toxicants in Food and the fat substitute Olestra.

Institute of Risk Management (UK)

UK professional institute that promotes excellence in the practice of risk management.

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Europe’s leading body for individuals with a professional involvement in occupational safety and health. IOSH promotes the important function of the safety and health professional while also working to encourage employees to protect themselves and their colleagues from workplace hazards.

Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety

The Forum is a mechanism for co-operation between governments for promotion of chemical risk assessment and the environmentally sound management of chemicals.

The Integrated Risk Information Service

This site, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Office of Research and Development, the National Center for Environmental Assessment, is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment.

International Agency for Research on Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organisation. IARC’s mission is to co-ordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control.

International Food Information Council

The purpose of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is to provide sound, scientific information on food safety and nutrition to journalists, health professionals, educators, government officials and consumers. IFIC is a non-profit organisation based in Washington, D.C.

International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)

A professional body for health and safety practitioners. Aims ‘to advance professional standards in accident prevention and occupational health throughout the world.’ Membership is open to all individuals who have an interest in occupational health, safety and risk management.

International Occupational Safety & Health Information Service

The International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) is a service of the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland. The major objective of CIS is to be a world-wide service dedicated to the collection and dissemination of information on the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases.

International Society of Exposure Analysis

The Society was established in 1989 to foster and advance the science of exposure analysis related to environmental contaminants, both for human populations and ecosystems.

International Toxicity Estimates for Risk

A database of human health risk values and supporting information, with information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and Health Canada.

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Junk Science Home Page

Steve Milloy, author of Science Without Sense, casts a critical eye over health research.

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London Hazards Centre

The London Hazards Centre exists to support Londoners organising against hazards, through advice, information, training and other forms of practical action. It publishes practical handbooks on health and safety in the workplace and community, covering topics such as: chemicals, RSI, asbestos, VDUs, stress, sick buildings, pesticides, and lighting.

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A health site aimed at the layperson which includes a Health Fact of the Week, a medical dictionary, medical news and the opportunity to discuss your problems with other site users or physicians.


A medical site for both clinicians and consumers. The site includes the largest collection of free, full-text, peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles; unrestricted free access to MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, & TOXLINE; DrugSearch, providing easy searching of the National Drug Data File drug database from First DataBank; daily medical news and Merriam Webster’s Medical Dictionary online.

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National Food Safety Database (US)

This site is split into three sections: consumer-related information; educator-related information; and industry-related information. There are also pages dedicated to daily news and meetings and conferences.

National Safety Council (US)

The National Safety Council has been working for generations to protect lives and promote health with innovative programs. A non-profit, non-governmental, international public service organisation dedicated to improving the safety, health and environmental well-being of all people.

Natural Hazards Center

The Natural Hazards Center, located at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA, is a national and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to hazards and disasters. The Natural Hazards Center carries out its mission in four principal areas: information dissemination, an annual workshop, research, and library services. The center’s prime goal is to increase communication among hazard/disaster researchers and those individuals, agencies, and organizations that are actively working to reduce disaster damage and suffering.

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OncoLink (University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center)

OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. Through OncoLink you can get comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances.

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Rate your Risk

The Metro Nashville Police Department invites people to rate their chances of being crime victims.

Reuters Health Information Services

This site includes a variety of professional services you have to pay to subscribe to, but also provides Health eLine, which contains news stories about health issues updated every eight to ten days and a searchable weekly archive.

Risk Assessment and Policy Association

The RAPA’s objective is to explore issues of assessment and management of health, safety and environmental risks and to further the education and professional development of individuals sharing this objective.

The Risk Assessment Information System

Provides environmental risk assessment expertise for the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Risk Communication Network

CER is a self-contained interdisciplinary unit within the University of East Anglia working at the forefront of environmental and risk research. CER has the ability to evaluate and seek solutions to environmental problems and to apply the latest risk management research to practical problems faced by Government, industry and the public sector.

Risk List

Resources for the Risk Manager – designed to help Risk Managers find relevant starting points and risk resources on the Internet for their research.

Risk World

Covers new and views on risk assessment and risk management.

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An environmental information service provided by the U.S. Environmental Defense Fund.

Society for Risk Analysis

The American Society for Risk Analysis – provides an open forum for those interested in risk analysis.

Society of Toxicology

An international organisation (though based in the US) which promotes awareness of knowledge in toxicology, as well as research into the subject. The society represents relevant parties in academia, industry and the government.

Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders

A large collection of resources on anorexia, bulimia, overeating. The site features information about the physcial dangers, online support, chat, and other areas.

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Target Risk – Dealing with the danger of death, disease and damage in everyday decisions.

The full text of this book by Gerald J.S. Wilde (Toronto, 1994) is available online.

Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment

Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the best use of toxicity data for risk assessment.

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University of the Basque Country – Risk Summer Courses

This site contains information on the University of the Basque Country’s Risk Summer Courses which take place in the Miramar Palace in San Sebastian. The web site is in both English and Spanish. There are a number of courses available in English.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management

This site lists links to Internet sites on environmental-occupational health, safety, and risk management topics.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals (IRPTC)

The centre for all chemicals-related activities of the United Nations Environment Programme. Aims to help governments take needed global actions for the sound management of chemicals, by promoting the exchange of information on chemicals, and by helping to build the capacities of countries around the world to use chemicals safely.

US Office of Environment, Safety and Health – Technical information Services

Technical Information Services (TIS) is the Department of Energy’s environment, safety, and health (ES&H) information resource. TIS is a comprehensive collection of information sources and services designed to empower the ES&H professional.

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West Bengal & Bangladesh Arsenic Crisis Information Centre

Online focal point for the environmental health disaster in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India, where millions of people are drinking ground water heavily contaminated with arsenic. Site includes infobank of news articles, scientific papers, comprehensive links to other relevant sites, online forum, email newsletter, and local site search.

World Health Organisation

Includes extensive information on health topics and links to useful information sources.

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Your Health Is Your Business

A Health Promotion and Wellness Resource for Individuals, Worksites, Communities, and Health Professionals.