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From the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media. Provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. There are separate areas for kids, teens, and parents.
Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Also, learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of medical words, or view medical videos or illustrations.
Provides information on everyday locations where you might find toxic chemicals, non-technical descriptions of chemicals, links to selected, authoritative chemical informatio, how the environment can impact human health, and
resources on environmental health topics.
Has safety profiles for over 64,000 cosmetics and personal care products. The profiles list and rate the safety of the ingredients in the products such as sunscreens, hair straighteners, shampoos, nail care products, fragrances, and more.
Links consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. Provides the chemicals in specific brands and the health effects of those chemicals.
Submit and/or search for reports of harm involving consumer products. Manufacturers (including importers) and private labelers identified in Reports will receive a copy of the Report and have the opportunity to comment on them. Product recalls can also be searched from this site.
Sponsored by numerous government agencies. Provides a broad range of consumer information, including recalled products. Also, find the Consumer Action Handbook, which offers information about consumers' rights.
The FDA is responsible for protecting public health by assuring safety and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
Contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Includes information on possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate.
Evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine. Includes databases on food and supplements, health and wellness, medical conditions, brands and manufacturers, genomics and proteomics, and environmental and animal health, among others.
Provide evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Contains three sub-databases: Herbs & supplements, condition center, and alternative modalities.
Aids in the identification of unknown pills (oral solid dosage form medications) using images and other descriptive information. Once identified, provides information, including brand/generic name, ingredients, and more.