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 […]

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, […]

Your Health the Week of July 20th

written by Nancy Hepp, MS Research and Communications Specialist Exercise and Health Other than diet, exercise is probably the contributor to health that we have the most control over as individuals. Three studies this week provide evidence that exercise affects several aspects of health, sometimes in combination with other factors. As reported in ScienceDaily, Exercise […]

Cancer: ‘It’s Not Beyond Us’

written by Elise Miller, MEd Director Hundreds of events were organized worldwide in recognition of World Cancer Day last week. The theme this year: ‘It’s not beyond us’. CHE Partner Génon K. Jensen, Executive Director of Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) gave the keynote address at Malta’s World Cancer Day event, noting that few countries are currently […]

Top 10 Selections: 4th quarter 2014

We present CHE’s picks of the most important environmental health stories from the last quarter of 2014. Air pollution and autism A growing body of evidence implicates air toxics as potential contributors to autism spectrum disorders, with four studies published in rapid succession this quarter: Environmental chemical exposures and autism spectrum disorders: a review of […]

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 […]