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For Journalists

Educational Video

To learn more about Air Particles and Health, watch the instructional video. (will open in a new window)

Educational Guides

The Regulatory Agencies Primer, written specifically for journalists, gives you basic information on the who, what, and how of federal agencies directly related to environmental issues.

Dowload your copy of the Regulatory Agencies Primer. (PDF file)

How to Use TOXNET GUIDE walks an inexperienced user through the vast and complex TOX NET system. This guide is designed for someone with no prior experience of the system and no extensive scientific knowledge.

Dowload your copy of the TOXNET Guide. (PDF file)

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)
The TRI (opens in new window) is part of the EPA's right-to-know, and it contains information on the amount and kinds of toxic chemicals discharged from industrial plants and other businesses.

Here is some information that may be helpful in explaining how to use and understand the information from the TRI:

Relevant Links

All the following links are external links. The pages will open in another window (which means this window will still be open behind the new one.)

Society of Environmental Journalists:

Freedom of Information Act Overview


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