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EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Safe Drinking Water

Provides information on safe drinking water and policy regulations on a variety of environmental concerns.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-426-4791 (Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm EST)
Website: http://www.epa.gov
Verified: 2/27/2014

National Lead Information Center

Provides information on lead-based paint for the home and safe work practices for renovating. Distributes EPA literature.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-424-5323
Website: http://www.epa.gov/lead
Verified: 2/27/2014

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Helpline

Provides information on emergency preparedness and response including bioterrorism, chemical and radiation emergencies, mass casualties, natural disasters, severe weather, recent outbreaks and incidence.
Voice: 1-800-232-4636 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-8pm EST)
TDD: 1-888-232-6348
Website: http://www.cdc.gov
Verified: 2/27/2014

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First Nurse

Call First Nurse 24 Hours a Day for free health care advice, resources and referrals!

Ames: 515-239-6877
In Iowa: 800-524-6877 

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