The Sustainable Cleveland Environmental Health Action Guide

Environment and Health Information Tool for Cleveland Residents

 

Compiled and maintained by the Sustainable Cleveland Partnership and NeighborhoodLink, with generous support from the Joyce Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, C.S. Mott Foundation, and the George Gund Foundation.

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WHAT THIS GUIDE DOES!

Citizens learn and then act. Accurate information is essential for effective action. The Environmental Health Action Guide provides useful information for Cleveland residents. With this information, citizens are prepared to create positive change in their neighborhoods.

 

The Environmental Health Action Guide provides the following information on local, everyday environment and health problems:

  

To get information on these problems, click on any of the following:

 

COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY!

People of all races, colors, and economic backgrounds have a right to a healthy and clean environment.

Communities that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Eliminating use of toxic materials before they cause pollution problems which require costly cleanups. Click here to access EDF's Chemical Scorecard information on what you can do to prevent pollution in your home or at work.

  

CHILDREN’S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH!

In some Cleveland neighborhoods, nearly 33% of children are poisoned with lead.

25,000 children suffer from asthma in Cuyahoga County.

 

 WHAT WE BREATHE!

In the U.S., 65% of African Americans and 80% of Hispanics live in areas that violate air pollution standards.

Find out which indoor air pollutants can cause serious health problems.

Find out if there is a medical waste incinerator in your community.

 

 WHAT WE DRINK AND EAT!

Find out which pollutants are present in your drinking water.

Link to nutrition information, and locations of food stores and restaurants in Cleveland!

 

 WHERE WE LIVE!

Get rid of trash, old tires, and rats in your neighborhood!

Find out if abandoned buildings or vacant lots in your neighborhood are safe from toxics.

Ohio ranks third in the nation for emissions of toxic pollutants.

Find out about toxic chemical polluters in your neighborhood!

  

OTHER COMMUNITY, ENVIRONMENT, and HEALTH RESOURCES!

 

Let Us Know What You Think of the Action Guide Printed versions of the Sustainable Cleveland Environmental Health Action Guide are available by calling Anjali Mathur at the Earth Day Coalition at 216/281-6468 or email to edc@earthdaycoalition.org. Questions or comments about this website can be directed to her as well.

 

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GET INFORMATION – THEN TAKE ACTION!

Disclaimer: The information in this guide has been compiled from recognized sources and is accurate to the best of our knowledge. The information presented should not be considered by anyone as medical advice and it is not a substitute for care by a licensed health professional. The Sustainable Cleveland Partnership and Neighborhood Link are not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies presented.