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Scorecard: Get the Facts on Local Pollution DLESE Reviewed Collection
Scorecard provides environmental maps with a pollution locator to search by area, for the following subjects: criteria air pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, lead hazards, lead contamination, animal waste from factory farms, toxic releases from industrial facilities, the Clean Water Act, watershed indicators, and setting environmental priorities. There are sections for chemical profile searches, pollution rankings, health effects (discussing the toxicity of various chemicals), and regulatory controls. There are also forums about community pollution, agricultural pollution, chemicals in consumer products, and the health effects of toxic chemicals.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Agricultural science
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002 Environmental Defense and GetActive Software.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-524
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Environmental Defense