The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) is delighted to announce the publication of Environmental Health in Nursing an open access textbook for nurses and other health professionals. Leading environmental health nursing experts have joined together to share their environmental health knowledge, expertise and experiences. The book offers essential information for nurses new to the topics as well as those with advanced environmental health experience. What is so exciting about this book is that our electronic format provides direct links to authoritative resources such as the EPA, ToxNet and WHO. In addition it provides ease of accessing information because of the electronic search features. We want this to be a living document and we welcome ideas for new topics and potential authors in subsequent editions.