Environmental Resources in South Carolina
- Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
- This page has links to clinics, organized by state, province, and institution. Standard descriptions include the address, contact information, a description of the clinic, a list of common diagnoses, services provided (including training), and areas of research interest. There are no clinics in South Carolina, but there are in both Georgia and North Carolina. The regional Pediatric Environmental Health Unit is in Atlanta.
- Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service
- Clemson University has Cooperative Extension Service offices in each county. These offices provide education and assistance to the public in several areas including agriculture, forestry, nutrition, food safety, health, wildlife management, water quality and pesticide control. You can have your soil tested for nutrient values at their offices or learn to be a Master Gardener or Master Waste Educator. A highlight of their program are the 4-H Clubs for youth, which teach citizenship, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, food and nutrition, agriculture, science and technology.
- Compliance Assistance (Compass)
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control)
- Compass is a site that will help citizens get the information needed to be in compliance with DHEC's environmental regulations. Provides links, shortcuts and phone numbers to get assistance on what they need.
- Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
- This school studies natural and manmade factors which affect the natural environment and how to monitor and protect it. It is concerned with the affect of pollution on human health and maintaining a balanced and healthy ecosystem.
- Environmental Management: Savannah River Site
(U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management)
- This site provides information about managing contamination from the nuclear weapons complex at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC.
- Healthy People Living in Healthy Communities
- The 2009 annual report of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is a good resource for learning about the environmental issues that South Carolina citizens and communities are living with. Planning efforts and projects by DHEC, citizens groups, and other partnerships are described.
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- Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. PEHSU
- PEHSU at Emory University is one of eight centers in the country which focus on "environmental hazards, their effects, and practical ways to protect our children's health." This one serves the southeastern states, including South Carolina. They offer information, clinical services, and technical assistance to healthcare providers, families and communities. The Web site has good information about environmental health concerns such as asthma, ADHD, autism, birth defects, mental retardation, and childhood cancers. You can read about exposures that are harmful to children, including pollutants in indoor and outdoor air and drinking water, lead, mercury, arsenic, PCBs, and other substances. It also offers links to other Web sites about children's environmental health. Look under Contact Us for contact information if you have a question, concern, or need a referral.
- SC Department of Natural Resources
- This site is a great place to learn more about your environment and have fun too. Go to the column on the left, click on Environment, Education, and Special Programs to learn about the climate, land and water conservation and volunteer programs and camps for children and adults.
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
- In addition to operating county health departments and clinics, DHEC is responsible for monitoring for pollution of our water systems, air and land. They are responsible for issuing environmental permits and licensing facilities that store hazardous wastes. The agency also offers funding, education and technical assistance for recycling programs and provides speakers to talk with students interested in health and environmental careers.
- South Carolina Sustainable Universities Initiative
- This program is a joint effort by Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina to educate our university students and the community in the areas of sustainablity (simultaneously meeting environmental, economic and community needs). The program attempts to develop models for sustainable development and share them with other agencies and the community. Click on SC Sustainablity Network for information about some very interesting local projects that can teach you how to live in a sustainable way. Other sections to see are Ecological Footprints and Get Involved.
Last Modified: Monday December 19, 2016 11:24 AM