An American in the European Union: Thoughts on Chemical Policy, Cancer and Climate Change

Michael Lerner President, Commonweal Vice-Chair, CHE This past month I spent a week visiting with CHE Partners in London, Brussels and Geneva. We had an especially valuable meeting in Brussels at the office of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), an anchor CHE Partner in the European Union. At that meeting, 25 scientists and policy […]

Closing the Gap on Health Disparities

written by Kathy Sykes Senior Advisor for Aging and Public Health at the EPA Office of Research and Development This post is shared with permission from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. It was originally posted on StatePublicHealth.org. Stylistic edits have been made. What do health disparities, interest on the national debt, and […]

Child Health Day: Reducing Toxic Chemicals Still Not Named as a National Priority

written by Elise Miller, MEd Director Last week I had the privilege of participating in the Children’s Environmental Health Summit, organized by the Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT). Not only were there presentations by some of the luminaries in environmental health research and long-dedicated health advocates from around the country, there were also powerful […]

Waste More, Want More: The Adage of the Age of Electronics

written by Elise Miller, MEd Director  NOTE: While CHE primarily highlights emerging environmental health science, we also occasionally bring attention to how this new research is being applied (or not) to decision-making in the marketplace and regulatory policies.  Every day new mountains are being born—not because of shifting plate tectonics but due to electronic waste, […]

Infectious and Non-infectious Diseases: The Lines Begin to Blur

written by Elise Miller, MEd Director  Deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) were estimated at 68% in 2012 globally, up from 60% in 2000, while deaths from infectious diseases are decreasing. This is according to the second edition of the World Health Organization’s report, “Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of the burden of […]

Top 10: 4th Quarter 2015

This is the last of CHE’s public quarterly Top 10 lists. We have selected studies and issues that we feel are significant in the field of environmental health, either because of their impact, their implications or their insight. Topics are listed in no particular order. Comments are welcome, as is always true with our blog […]

Brains Needed for the Future

Brains Needed for the Future

To commemorate World Environmental Health Day this year and its focus on children’s environment and health, CHE is publishing a series of short essays from partners who are leaders in children’s environmental health. written by Philippe Grandjean, MD, PhD CHE Partner Climate change and chemical pollution are serious challenges that require tough decisions, and the […]

On World Environmental Health Day: The Call to Protect Children’s Environment and Health

On World Environmental Health Day: The Call to Protect Children’s Environment and Health

To commemorate World Environmental Health Day this year and its focus on children’s environment and health, CHE is publishing a series of short essays from partners who are leaders in children’s environmental health. written by Frederica Perera, DrPH CHE Partner The protection of children, and especially poor children, from air pollution and climate change resulting […]

Your Health: Occupational Exposures—Nail Salons, Lead and Asbestos

written by Nancy Hepp, MS Research and Communications Specialist Beginning with this post, these columns will be focused on one issue and will be posted as topics emerge rather than on a strict weekly schedule. Exposure to chemicals, radiation, dust, heat and other stressors at work are a perennial concern. Recent items highlight some of […]