Acknowledgements

The construction of this library was made possible through a generous gift from Abbott Fund (The Fund). The Fund is a not-for-profit, philanthropic corporation established by Abbott, a leading worldwide health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of health care products and services.

Additional support for construction of this library was provided through the U.S. National Center for Environmental Health, grant # U50/CCH524174, the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, grant # 5 D43 TW00653, and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Training Program Grant # T42/CCT522954-02.

Web programming of the library was performed by the Center for the Advancement of Distance Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. In kind support was provided by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the U.S. National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the University of Iowa, and numerous other partners. The library is produced in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is maintained by the Great Lakes Center with support from the network of WHO Collaborating Centres and the listed partners.

The Great Lakes Centers staff who worked on this project includes:

Daniel Hryhorczuk, MD, MPH

Leslie Nickels, MEd

Mark Wieland, MD, MPH

The Steering Committee for GeoLibrary.org includes:

Patricia K. Bertsche, MPH, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Abbott

Thomas Cook, Ph.D.
University of Iowa

Gerry Eijkemans, MD, MPH
World Health Organization

Daneen Farrow-Collier, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Marilyn Fingerhut, Ph.D.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Michael T. Hatcher, DrPH
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Max Lum, EdD, MPA
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

William Sanders, DrPH
Environmental Protection Agency

Christopher Schonwalder, Ph.D.
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health

Translations:

French:

Mr. Jean-Luc Marie, Director
Dr. Jean-Marie Mur, Deputy Director
Institut National de Recherche et de Securite (INRS)
Vandoeuvre Cedex
France

Anna Mason, Research Assistant
Great Lakes Centers for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Chinese:

Dr. Yuxin Zheng, RMD, PhD, Deputy Director, Professor
Department of Toxicology
National Institute of Occupational Health and Poison Control, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
China

Hua Wei, Research Assistant
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Spanish:

Timo Partanen, PhD, MSc, MPh, BSc, Visiting Professor
Maria del Rocio Loria Bolanos, Anthropologist
Instituto Regional de Estudios en Sustancias Toxicas (IRET)
Centro Colaborador de Organización Panamericana de Salúd (OPS)
Facultad de Ciencias de la Tierra y el Mar
Universidad Nacional
Costa Rica

Maria E. Gutierrez-Ospitia, Research Assistant
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Arabic:

Kassem Sara
WHO Arabic Programme, Eastern Mediterranean Office (EMRO)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Egypt

Ahmed Achrati, Consultant

Russian:

Eduard I. Denisov, PhD, Prof.
Chief Researcher
RAMS Institute of Occupational Health
Russia

Oleg Dardynskiy, MD
Visiting Research Specialist
Great Lakes Centers for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Photo Credits:

Seven photographs in the homepage collages are the property of the International Labor Organization:

1) Fisherman pulling in his net, Camargue. © International Labor Organization/ P. Lissac.

2) Benin 2001 - Perma gold mine. Children come back from the mine after a day of hard toil. © International Labor Organization/ E. Gianotti.

3) Brick factory on the road to Mangalore, India. © International Labor Organization/ M. Crozet.

4) Making "Beedi" cigarettes at home, in the village of Puttige (Mangalore region). © International Labor Organization/ M. Crozet.

5) Construction: Reconstructing the facade of St.Joseph's Cathedral - Dar Es Salaam. © International Labor Organization/ M. Crozet.

6) Young woman working in a factory packaging perfume bottles. Oman. © International Labor Organization/ M. Crozet.

7) Child recycling beverage cans in a shantytown of Manila. © International Labor Organization/ M. Crozet.

Other photographs:

1) Mosquito on human skin. Photo by ARS/USDA.

2) Agua Nota. Pan American Health Organization.

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