Chemicals and Hazards: Exposures and Health Risks
The following links provide information about exposures and health risks from chemicals and other environmental health hazards.
Arsenic in Drinking Water
Bisphenol A (consumer product advice)
Bisphenol A (exposure and health concerns)
Chloroform (disinfection and disinfection by products)
Lead (drinking water)
Particulate Matter (Fine particle pollution)
Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) (also known as Perfluorochemicals (PFCs))
Silica Sand Mining and Health
Vermiculite (see Asbestos)
Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Recall List
For information about other environmental health topics, see:
Minnesota Health Department
The following are health-based standards and/or advisory levels promulgated by the Minnesota Department of Health, Health Risk Assessment Unit.
The following are links to health-based standards and/or advisory levels that have been developed by other government agencies. The Minnesota Department of Health evaluates the peer-reviewed scientific information for each chemical before determining whether it is appropriate for use. For questions about a specific chemical or standard, contact the Health Risk Assessment Unit.