The CEC has developed and continues to improve a Dissemination Toolkit in collaboration with communities and study participants. This toolkit includes a variety of tools to effectively share research findings, using different methods of communication such as written reports, visual materials, and interactive content. These materials are designed to provide practical insights that communities and individuals can use to recognize environmental health hazards, make informed decisions, and take action to protect themselves. To do this, the toolkit offers IRB-approved templates for study updates, reports tailored for community needs, and individual reports covering both environmental and personal exposures. 

The Toolkit contains multiple data visualization styles, and specific templates for returning data on environmental and personal exposure for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, flame retardants, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and more. Additionally, the Dissemination Toolkit includes definitions of nine chemical categories and commonly detected chemicals, descriptions of scientific terms, and language describing what is known and what is unknowable about environmental exposures and their relationship to human health.  

Educational materials in the Toolkit include: 

  • example fact sheets 

  • press releases 

  • brochures 

  • infographics 

  • short videos 

The CEC has reported back the following types of results: 

  • indoor and outdoor air quality (PM2.5, carbon monoxide, semi-volatile and volatile organic compounds) 

  • location data (GPS) 

  • health data (respiratory health symptoms, lung function values) 

  • behavior-activity patterns (e.g., use of personal care products)