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Air Quality and Environmental Health

Curious to find out about the air quality in the state? What about ways you can help everyday? Or how to go "Green"? Find out here.

Recommended Websites

NJ Green

Stop the Soot!
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection-Diesel idling information

This Site Has the Latest Air Quality Data and Forecasts For New Jersey.

NJDEP Office of Climate & Energy Publications
Various publications and reports related to climate and energy within NJ.

Bureau of Air Quality Planning
Green commuting in NJ.

Air quality affects how you live and breathe. Like the weather, it can change from day to day, or even hour to hour. Up-to-date information allows you to make decisions based on air quality forecasts. EnviroFlash comes to you through a partnership between the US EPA and your state or local air quality agency - notifying you about air quality so you don't have to go searching for it!

Air Quality Education
This site introduces New Jersey educators and students to data sources, content information, curriculum resources and community-based projects that engage students of all ages in learning about air quality in New Jersey. State and federal government agencies or regional agency partnerships oversee the resources featured here, while the "Additional Resources" section provides links to other entities that are also helping to protect air quality

Air Information
General website for Air Quality information at the DEP

State of the Air
The American Lung Association has analyzed data from state air quality monitors to compile the State of the Air report.

Indoor Air Quality
Information for homeowner, schools, commercial buildings and environmental professional on indoor air quality.

Recommended Videos

Burning the future [videorecording] : coal in America New York, NY : Docurama Films, c2009. Call # DVD 622.334 BUR

Climate of change [videorecording] United States : New Video Group, c2011. Call # DVD 363.73 CLI

An inconvenient truth [videorecording] Hollywood, CA : Paramount, c2006. Call # DVD 363.738 GO

Plastic planet [videorecording] New York, NY : First Run Features, c2011. Call # DVD 668.4 PLA

Rachel Carson's Silent spring [videorecording] Boston, MA : WGBH Boston Video, c2007. Call # DVD 363.7 RAC

Recommended E - Book

History in dispute. Vol. 7 [electronic resource] : water and the environment since 1945 : global perspectives / edited by Char Miller, Mark Cioc, and Kate Showers Detroit, MI : St. James Press, c2001.

Print Resources


Environmental health sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the environment and its effects on human health / edited by Laura Larsen Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c2010. Call # R 616.9 EN

The Environmental Resource Handbook Millerton, NY : Grey House Publishing, c2005. Call # R 333.7 EN

Mona, Jaine L. and Smith A. Zachary Energy use worldwide Santa Barbara, CA : ABC - CLIO, c2007. Call # R 333.79 MO

Non Fiction

Barnett, Sloan Green goes with everything : simple steps to a healthier life and a cleaner planet New York, NY : Atria Books, c2008. Call # 613.5 BA

Belton, Thomas J. Protecting New Jersey's environment : from cancer alley to the new Garden State New Brunswick, NJ : Rivergate Books, c2011. Call # 363.7009 BE

Blanc, Paul D. How everyday products make people sick : toxins at home and in the workplace Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, c2007. Call # 615.9 BL

Brand, Stewart Whole earth discipline : an ecopragmatist manifesto New York, NY : Viking, c2009. Call # 304.2 BR

Brown, Phil Toxic exposures : contested illnesses and the environmental health movement New York, NY : Columbia University Press, c2007. Call # 615.9 BR

Collier, Michael and Webb, Robert H. Floods, droughts, and climate change Tucson, AZ : University of Arizona Press, c2002. Call # 551.6 CO

Cox, John D. Climate crash : abrupt climate change and what it means for our future Washington, DC : J. Henry, c2005. Call # 551.79 CO

Goodell, Jeff How to cool the planet : geoengineering and the audacious quest to fix Earth's climate Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2010. Call # 551.6 GO

Grant, Nancy The pocket idiot's guide to your carbon footprint New York, NY : Alpha Books : Published by the Penguin Group, c2008. Call # 333.7916 GR

Lomborg, Bjorn Cool it : the skeptical environmentalist's guide to global warming New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007. Call # 363.738 LO

McKay, Kim and Bonnin, Jenny True green @ work : 100 ways you can make the environment your business Washington, DC : National Geographic Society, c2008. Call # 333.72 McK

Pearson, Richard Driven to extinction : the impact of climate change New York, NY : Sterling, c2011. Call # 577.276 PE

Rodale, Maria Organic manifesto : how organic farming can heal our planet, feed the world, and keep us safe New York, NY : Rodale, c2010. Call # 631.584 RO

Schapiro, Mark Exposed : the toxic chemistry of everyday products - who's at risk and what's at stake for American power White River Junction, VT : Chelsea Green Pub., c2007. Call # 363.17 SC

Seidl, Amy Early spring : an ecologist and her children wake to a warming world Boston, MA : Beacon Press, c2009. Call # 363.738 SE

Smith, Rick and Lourie, Bruce Slow death by rubber duck : the secret danger of everyday things Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, c2009. Call # 615.902 SM

Stager, Curt Deep future : the next 100,000 years of life on Earth New York, NY : Thomas Dunne Books, c2011. Call # 363.7001 ST

Wentz, Dave and Wentz, Myron with Wallace, Donald K. The healthy home: simple truths to protect your family from hidden household dangers New York, NY : Vanguard, c2011. Call # 613.5 WE

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