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--------Information Release---------
 
GOVERNMENT HOTLINE PROVIDES ANSWERS TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH QUESTIONS
 
Durham, North Carolina, August 1, 1995 - ENVIRO-HEALTH, a publicly
accessible clearinghouse on environmental health effects, is a free
information source and referal service sponsored by the National
Institute of Environemental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the
National Institutes of Health.  NIEHS created the clearinghouse to
provide environmental health information to the general public.
ENVIRO-HEALTH also responds to requests from public health officials,
environmental justice groups, grassroots environmental organizations,
environmental science writers, educators, and students.
 
Since opening in October 1994, the ENVIRO-HEALTH hotline has
responded to a broad range of questions regarding the human health
effects of electromagnetic fields, pesticides, indoor air quality,
multiple chemical exposures, radon, industrial emissions, drinking
water, and other health-related topics.
 
Calls and requests to ENVIRO-HEALTH are received by technical
information specialists who provide information over the telephone,
via fax, and through the mail, or by making referrals to other
government clearinghouses.  The technical information specialists
take calls on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Eastern Time, but callers can leave messages 24 hours a day.
ENVIRO-HEALTH can be reached through a toll-free telephone number
(1-800-NIEHS-94), by e-mail ([log in to unmask]) or by
fax (919-361-9408).  General Information about ENVIRO-HEALTH is
located on the NIEHS world wide web home page (http://www.niehs.nih.gov).
 
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