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We believe information about products and services that could benefit people should be made available to consumers to help them make informed decisions about their health care. Therefore, we try to provide accurate and reliable information by working with different fact-checkers to review articles for factual accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. A team of qualified and experienced fact-checkers rigorously reviewed our content before publishing it on our website. At E-health, we rely on the most current and reputable sources cited in the text and listed at the bottom of each article. Content is fact-checked after it has been edited and before publication. 

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E-health has taken reasonable steps to ensure compliance with regulatory bodies’ guidelines. Our claims in advertisements or sponsorships do not constitute endorsement or recommendation, and the exclusion does not suggest disapproval. E-health does not control or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or efficacy of the information contained in any advertisement or sponsorship. If you believe we have overextended ourselves and are in breach of the advertising guidelines, reach out to our team.

The Environmental Health at USAID web site is committed to providing quality information and service to our web site users while protecting their privacy.

Our Internet privacy policy is as follows:

  • Users do not have to give personal information to visit the web site.
  • We do not give, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party.
  • A visitor to the web site may decide to send personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment. We use personally identifying information from e-mail only to respond to a visitor’s request or comment.
  • We do not enable “cookies.” (A cookie is a file placed on a users’s hard drive by a web site that allows it to monitor usage of the site)

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

The Environmental Health at USAID web site uses a software package that provides statistics on web site usage. This includes:

  • The date and time of site access
  • The pages viewed during a user’s visit to the site
  • The name of the domain from which a user accesses the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or iowa.edu if you are connecting from the University of Iowa’s domain).
  • The Internet address of the web site which links a user to the Environmental Health at USAID web site.

Statistical information on web site usage is used only to improve the site and make it more useful to our users.

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E-health has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We work mostly with peer-reviewed studies to ensure accurate information. We avoid using tertiary references. You can learn more about how we ensure our content is accurate and current by reading our editorial policy.

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