Educational Tools & Links for Continued Learning

This section provides free educational resources for people interested in teaching subjects related to public and environmental health. Resources have been gathered from fellow teachers, professors, non-teaching experts, and Internet and library resources.

The majority of these resources are from the United States. We plan to add information for other countries; if you know of additional resources, please email Dr. GilbertThank you!



Powerpoint Presentations

Explore our library of slideshows on topics including general toxicology, chemicals, ethics and the precautionary principle, health conditions, and the history of toxicology:

Introductory Course on Toxicology (One or Two Day Course Available for Free!)

Get in touch with Dr. Steven Gilbert for access to these.

The Milestone Posters

Getting to Know Toxicological History: An Educational Tool

Informative Interviews & Videos

Interview with GreenerViews, 2012. Discussion of the Health Effects of Common Chemicals:

A Story of Health

Free e-book on the science behind good health, told through a fictional lens. Case-based learning has long been used in medical education. Our eBook grounds the science of health in stories of fictional people, their families, and communities to enable readers to explore the risk factors for disease as well as how to prevent disease and promote health and resilience. A Story of Health was developed by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR); the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE); the University of California, San Francisco, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (UCSF PEHSU); the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California EPA (OEHHA); and the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN).

Become a University Partner!

Toxipedia seeks partnerships with any undergraduate or graduate program whose focus aligns with Toxipedia's mission to promote public and environmental health. Appropriate subject areas include, but are not limited to, environmental science, public health, toxicology, pharmacology, and biology. University partnerships allow programs and students to publish papers on Toxipedia. These partnerships are mutually beneficial: papers that would normally be stuffed into a desk after completion are not only edited, but are made publicly available, allowing authors to gain a larger audience and to help people to make more informed decisions. In turn, these submissions grow Toxipedia's content base and demonstrate that the site is a collaborative tool that benefits the public.

Establishing a Partnership

To establish a partnership, please contact Maria Williams at After a partnership is established, please instruct students to email their work. Because contributing to Toxipedia is so easy, this can be done in a matter of minutes!