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10/26/2016: CHE Partnership Call: Endocrine Disruption at the Top of the World: State of the Science with a Message from Alaska
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10/27/2016: CHE Partnership Call: Innovative Approaches to Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening

11/29/2016: CHE Partnership Call: Chemical Contributors to Type 2 Diabetes

10/19/2016: MP3 recording available: EDCs: Recent Findings on the Role of BPA and Brain Development
Hosted by the CHE EDC Strategies Partnership

9/28/2016: MP3 recording available: 25 Years of Endocrine Disruption Research: Insights from the Director of NIEHS
Hosted by the CHE-EDC Strategies Partnership

9/21/2016: MP3 recording available: Will the New Federal Chemicals Policy Adequately Protect Public Health?
Hosted by the CHE-AK Partnership

9/15/2016: MP3 recording available: The Broad-Spectrum Approach to Cancer Prevention and Therapy: A Complementary, Integrative Clinical Model to Reduce Disease Resistance and Relapse

8/24/2016: MP3 recording available: Ensuring a Healthy Environment for All Children: the Need for Research, Policy, and Urgent Action


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CHE's NextGen Project

10/20/16: Over the summer, CHE began looking forward to our next generation of leaders working on environmental toxicants and public health. In the last four months, we have mentored undergraduates and graduates from two institutions in understanding the ecological nature of our environment. These students have contributed to our new website by synthesizing the latest research available on the health impacts of environmental exposures and translating complex scientific findings into educational web pages. Look for more information on their contribution when our website launches next month!

CHE-WA Coordinator Receives 2016 Public Health Leadership Award

10/17/16: CHE-Washington coordinator Gail Gensler was recently awarded the 2016 Washington State Public Health Association’s Public Health Leadership Award. As the co-founder and leader of CHE-Washington’s Children’s Environmental Health Working Group, Gail successfully grew this volunteer group to over 200 members across 110 organizations. Their accomplishments include hosting several successful conferences, creating important educational materials and changing school policies around environmental exposures. This working group continues to offer a dynamic forum for discussing the science on children’s environmental health and what we can do to better protect children’s health. 

1st Children's Environmental Health Day

10/1/2016: CHE Partner, the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN), has announced the establishment of an annual Children’s Environmental Health Day (CEH Day). 2016 Children’s Environmental Health Day will be held on Thursday, October 13. CEH Day is intended to raise awareness about children’s environmental health nationally.

World Environmental Health Day

9/23/2016: Every year on September 26, the International Federation of Environmental Health celebrates World Environmental Health Day. This year’s theme is ‘Tobacco control…a response to the global tobacco pandemic’. To bring awareness to this topic, CHE has showcased a blog posting from Stanton Glantz, PhD, professor and researcher with the University of California’s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, focused on how e-cigarettes are expanding the tobacco epidemic. As Dr. Glantz makes clear, new technologies are not necessarily the answer to 6 million tobacco-related deaths that occur globally every year.

Toxipedia to Merge with CHE

9/16/2016: We are very pleased to announce that Toxipedia's wealth of resources is being integrated into CHE's greatly expanded and updated website to be launched soon. Brain child of long-time CHE partner Steve G. Gilbert, PhD, Toxipedia has tens of thousands of visitors a month seeking information on the impact of toxic chemicals on our health, the history of toxicology, practical solutions and much more. Look for more announcements about our new website in the coming weeks!

A Story of Health is Filling the Gap in Environmental Health Literacy

8/1/2016: The award-winning multi-media eBook and online CE course, A Story of Health, has received further recognition in today’s publication of Environmental Health Perspectives. CHE and its partners launched the first three chapters of the eBook last year and expect to release the next chapter, focused on reproductive health, soon. In the past year, A Story of Health online CE course offered by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has received three times more registrations than the next most popular course that ATSDR offers. The eBook is usable by parents and individuals who have no formal training in science or medicine, but it also has layers of additional information and materials for physicians, nurses, and other clinicians who want to dig deeper. Click here to see the eBook.

A Story of Health

Multimedia eBook
receives high praise

4/23/15: Your health. The environment. What’s the story? CHE and partners have created A Story of Health multimedia eBook to investigate just that.

The eBook is usable by parents and individuals who have no formal training in science or medicine, but it also has layers of additional information and materials for physicians, nurses, and other clinicians who want to dig deeper. In fact, free continuing education credits are available for health professionals from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

A Story of Health has received high praise from health leaders across the country. Brian Linde, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, said, “This is a fantastic resource. It is compelling, educational, and engaging, and will absolutely make a difference.” Lawrence Rosen, MD, Founder of The Whole Child Center, added, “A Story of Health is the most engaging and compelling environmental health resource I’ve experienced. I recommend it for all who care our planet and the impact we have on its health—and vice versa.” Read more testimonials about the value of A Story of Health.

A Story of Health was developed by ATSDR, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), the University of California, San Francisco, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (UCSF PEHSU), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California EPA (OEHHA), and the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN).

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EHN News
27 Oct Letter: Do not place real concerns about sexual harassment in opposition to the environment. Americans should care if their president is a sexual predator; sexual harassment and sexual assault are not petty. Daily Climate.

26 Oct How fossil fuel use threatens kids? health. Pollution and climate impacts of burning coal, oil and gas take a high toll, globally, on child health. Science News for Students.

26 Oct Driven to Dhaka by disasters, Bangladeshi girls harassed into marriage. Girls forced from their homes by climate-linked disasters face early marriage in Dhaka's slums. Reuters.

26 Oct WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller documents. The World Health Organization's cancer agency - which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens - advised academic experts on one of its review panels not to disclose documents they were asked to release under U.S. freedom of information laws. Reuters.

26 Oct Why investors may want to keep tabs on air pollution. Americans are increasingly aware of the negative health impact of air pollution, but researchers have found another reason to track air quality: its impact on stock market returns. CBS News.

26 Oct Ballot Bullies: How corporations learned to love direct democracy. No state quite matches the high-roller financial showdown that happens every election season in California. Our ability to attract big spenders on the initiatives, referenda and state constitutional amendments that confront an increasingly confused electorate is unparalleled. Capital & Main.

26 Oct Ballot Bullies: Big Tobacco goes all out to kill Proposition 56. Tobacco companies have hurled themselves against this ballot initiative, pouring more than $71 million to date into a campaign funding radio and TV ads that have been decried as ?supremely sleazy? by the Mercury News, and pilloried by health advocates. Capital & Main.

26 Oct Air pollution damages arteries of even healthy young adults, new study shows. Tiny particles of air pollution can damage the inner lining of veins and arteries in young and healthy people, putting them at greater risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, according to new research. The Independent.

26 Oct Feds asked: Check if Flint can sue Michigan in Flint lead water crisis. Michigan's Democratic members of Congress on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a state-appointed oversight board taking steps to bar the City of Flint from suing the state over its contaminated water. Detroit Free Press.

26 Oct China wants to raise life expectancy to 79 by 2030. The State Council has unveiled a new health care blueprint that outlines investment in areas such as elderly care, medical instruments and food safety. Asia Times.


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