Nanotechnology – A Threat to Our Health and the Environment?

Vito Buonsante Health and Environment Lawyer at ClientEarth The smallest car in the world is one billionth of a metre. 60,000 times smaller than the thickness of a hair. And is self-propelled. Instead of carrying people or freight, it could transport molecules and atoms and be used to reconstruct damaged cells. Nanoparticles can perform tasks that […]

Top 10: July 2013

For the second quarter of 2013, we collectively selected ten topics from several dozen candidate news articles, journal articles, policy decisions and reports that have had a significant impact or are likely to have a significant impact on thinking and action in the field of environmental health. We consider these selections to be the biggest contributors […]

Senate Action on the Safe Chemicals Act

Sharyle Patton Director of the Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center On Wednesday, July 25th, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will vote on an improved version of the Safe Chemicals Act, an act that reforms the current set of federal regulations, the Toxic Substances Control Act, which governs toxic chemicals production and use. TSCA […]

Appealing to the Power of Collaboration

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I hope this holiday season finds you healthy and surrounded by loved ones, particularly as we face so many challenges on every level of society and around the world. If you’re a CHE partner, I write now to invite you to reflect on the ways CHE may have supported your work […]

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 […]

Ten Contributions to Future Scenario Thinking about the Evolution of the EMF Debate

Michael Lerner Vice-Chair As one of the co-founders of CHE-EMF, I have followed the evolution of the great science, policy and media EMF debate with considerable interest. As a non-specialist, the best way I have found to stay updated, along with reading CHE-EMF postings, is to visit Louis Slesin’s brilliant website Microwave News. In what […]