Manganese, Like Other Heavy Metals, Robs Children of Their Potential

Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT CHE Partner Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders John Snow removed the pump handle to stop cholera in London. Should a similar precautionary approach be taken for elevated manganese levels in drinking water? We have heard a lot about the adverse effects of lead, even […]

Synergistic Effects of Toxic Metals (Mercury, Lead, Aluminum) Are Extreme

Bernard Windham, MD Mercury and lead are extremely neurotoxic and cytotoxic, but their combined synergistic effect is much worse. A dose of mercury sufficient to kill 1% of tested rats, when combined with a dose of lead sufficient to kill less than 1% of rats, resulted in killing 100% of rats tested(1). Thus with combined […]

Violence: The Connection to Environmental Health and Justice

written by Elise Miller, MEd Director Violent events rock families and communities in the U.S. daily. But last week was particularly wrenching as we learned first of two incidents of extrajudicial shootings of black men by police—one in Louisiana, the other in Minnesota—followed by the killing of five police officers by an individual sniper at […]

An Environmental Perspective of the American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions

written by Sarah Howard Coordinator of the Diabetes-Obesity Spectrum Working Group Over 18,000 people from around the globe gathered in Boston June 5-9, 2015, for the American Diabetes Association’s premier annual scientific conference. Thanks to CHE, I was able to attend, and here summarize information I found on the development of diabetes—including environmental factors (especially […]

Your Health the Week of June 1st

written by Nancy Hepp, MS Research and Communications Specialist Childhood Leukemia Two studies this week connect childhood leukemia with the environment. Childhood leukemia and residential proximity to industrial and urban sites, from Environmental Research, shows an association between living near certain industries or urban areas and an increased risk of childhood leukemia. Industries working with […]

Top 10: 1st Quarter 2015

This quarter’s selections include a discussion of the role of bad luck in cancer, the continuing saga of federal chemical policy reform, the costs of hormone-disrupting chemicals, a couple of success stories, and plenty of research on the impacts of several common toxics on health. Find out more about many of the Top 10 topics […]

Top 10 Selections: 3rd quarter 2014

These are CHE’s picks for the most significant stories, studies and developments in environmental health during the last quarter: The role of air pollution regulation in reducing morbidity or mortality Several studies show substantial benefit from reducing pollution. Duke scientists report air pollution controls linked to lower NC death rates: Stronger emission controls in North […]

Healthy Urban Gardens: Current Projects and Research Addressing Soil Contamination and Urban Gardens

On April 24th CHE, along with our partners at Boston University Superfund Research Program, hosted the call Healthy Urban Gardens: Your Soil Health and You. You can find the full call recording on CHE’s website. Two of the call’s speakers, Dr. Ramirez-Andreotta and Dr. Martin, talk further about their respective work on contaminated soil and […]