Environmental Health League of Central Texas
P.O. Box 1207
Wimberley, TX 78676
Robbie E. Lea (512) 842-1133
Purpose: 1) To provide information and support to individuals who have had chemical injuries and to those who have chemical sensitivity/intolerance; 2) To help educate the community about the impact of toxins on human health and the environment; 3) To suggest safer alternatives to toxic products.
Projects/Activities: Monthly meetings in or near Austin that provide an opportunity to share information and experiences with one another; occasional speakers on related topics. We give counseling and networking via telephone. We conduct public outreach and education at schools and community events.
Newsletters/Publications: We offer handouts and suggest books and DVDs on such topics as less toxic living guidelines, safer laundry products, environmental pest control, toxic chemicals in fragrances, and understanding and accommodating people with chemical sensitivities.
Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility
P.O. Box 163924
Austin, TX 78716
Steve McKee (512) 643-2060
Purpose: Texas PSR aims to reduce the public health risks associated with climate change, air and water pollution, environmental toxic chemicals and unhealthy food systems. We have been effective in providing expertise in support of environmental initiatives through community outreach, lectures and special events, editorials, and government agency testimony.
Projects/Activities: In addition to educating policy makers about the environmental threats and solutions to public health, the organization runs two distinct programs: 1) A course in environmental health for medical students at UT Dell Medical School; 2) Classes for low-income pregnant and parenting women that teach practical methods for reducing and eliminating children’s harmful exposure to toxic chemicals in household products.
Meetings: See Web site.
Volunteer Opportunities: Send an e-mail with your specific interests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Opportunities may also be posted on the Web site and Facebook page.
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