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PARTNERSHIP EVENTS

CHE Partnership call: Exploring Multifactorial Contributors to Disease Outcomes: The Possible Role of Acetaminophen in Asthma and Autism
Tues, June 7

 

CHE Partnership call: Precautionary Control Measures for Occupational ELF Magnetic Fields
Wed, June 22
Hosted by the EMF Working Group

 

CHE Partnership call: Interactive Effects of Multiple Pesticides on Human Health – A 2016 California Report
Thurs, July 7


CHE Partnership call: Autism Pathways Analysis: A Functional Framework and Clues for Further Investigation
Thurs, July 21

 

5/24/16: MP3 recording available: The Human Microbiome and Health Effects on Prenatal Microbiome Exposure
 

5/18/16: MP3 recording available: Signaling Mechanisms by Which Xenoestrogen Pollutants Disrupt Normal Estrogenic Signaling


5/11/16: MP3 recording available: From Appalachia to Alaska: Coal Development and the Environmental Justice Movement
 

4/28/16: MP3 recording available: Glyphosate: The Increasing Use of GBHs Worldwide and Implications for Human Health


4/27/16: MP3 recording available: The Ecology of Breast Cancer: Opportunities for Prevention


4/20/16: MP3 recording available: Increasing Trends in Male Reproductive Disorders, Environmental Exposures, and Implications for Human Health


4/6/16: MP3 recording available: Toxic Safety: Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health


4/5/16: MP3 recording available: Looking Toward Green Chemistry: A Conversation with a Pioneer in the Field, Dr. Terrence Collins


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WHAT'S NEW

New Resource: A Global Bibliographic Perspective of Toxicology

5/17/16: CHE partner Toxipedia is hosting a new website devoted to the history of toxicology and the allied sciences. Based on articles published in the International Journal of Toxicology, the bibliography contains over 2,500 searchable references compiled by Dale A. Stirling, an environmental and public health historian. You can access this resources on the Toxipedia.

EWG is Rethinking Cancer

5/9/2016: CHE Partner Environmental Working Group (EWG) has launched a new cancer prevention website with some of its leading resources, blogs, and cancer research. The initial focus is EWG's original research on "Rethinking Carcinogens", a comprehensive literature review of biomonitoring studies of carcinogens. Equally important is its external research analysis "Hallmarks of Cancer." This project summarizes the work of the Halifax Project on how low-dose combinations of chemicals may collectively meet the criteria for carcinogenesis. You may be interested in CHE’s Partnership Call on the Halifax Project. You can see a full list of Cancer-related calls on our website. CHE will continue to follow the emerging research on the partial carcinogen hypothesis as well as the significance of known body burdens of complete carcinogens for cancer causation.

A Story of Health is making waves

5/3/2016: Our multimedia eBook A Story of Health continues to be a success with over 4000 total downloads and 3300 continuing education course registrations since its release! In April alone we saw over 400 downloads and 350 continuing education registrations. This course is offered by ATSDR/CDC and has received three times more registrations than the next most popular course that ATSDR offers! Learn more on our website.

CHE Partner Receives SOT 2016 Public Communications Award

4/6/2016: CHE Partner Dr. Steve Gilbert was honored at the Society of Toxicology's 2016 Annual Conference with the SOT Public Com- munications Award. Dr. Gilbert, director and founder of the Institute for Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders as well as Toxipedia, has published a robust collection of resources, including a free online toxicology encyclopedia, a book “A Small Dose of Toxicology”, and an interactive poster “Milestones of Toxicology”, which has been translated into 14 languages.

When asked to comment, Dr. Gilbert said, “I was thrilled to receive this recognition because I believe that one of the most important things that toxicologists and public health professionals can do is to share their knowledge and scientific information about the health effects of chemicals as widely as possible. We have an ethical responsibility to ensure that our children have an environment free of harmful chemicals that allow them to reach and maintain their full potential.”

CHE is also very pleased that Dr. Gilbert has agreed to have Toxipedia merge with CHE later this year. Keep a look out for information on this exciting new partnership in the coming months!

New CHE Listserv: CHE Technology and Environmental Health

4/5/16: Technologies, new and not so new, are continuously changing our bodies, our sense of self, and the conditions for life on earth. CHE Technology and Environmental Health addresses the need for a dedicated CHE space to track and dialogue about these changes. CHE Technology is co-coordinated by Michael Lerner, President of Commonweal, and CHE partner Jackie Lombardo, member of the Board of Directors at SafeMinds and the Sierra Club's National Toxics Committee.

To read more or join the listserv, please visit the CHE Technology webpage.

CHE Partners Among Four Leading Researchers Awarded by the ENDO Society

4/4/2016: Dr. Pete Myers, CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Science and co-founder of CHE, is one of four recipients of the Endocrine Society’s Outstanding Public Service Laureate Award announced last month. Other awardees include CHE Partner Dr. Andrea Gore, and Drs. Tom Zoeller and Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, all of whom are also engaged with CHE in various ways. The four researchers were recognized for their leadership over the last 20 years bringing the science on endocrine disrupting chemicals to international attention. Read the entire story in Endocrine News.

A Story of Health Wins CDC Communications Award

A Story of Health award

3/30/16: The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have honored A Story of Health  multimedia eBook/continuing education course with an ”Excellence in communications” award. NCEH and ATSDR are agencies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The award was given at the annual NCEH/ATSDR Honor Awards on February 3, 2016 to A Story of Health Team for excellence in communication for the development of a medical education product that highlights the importance of environmental health. Read the full story on CHE's blog.

A Story of Health

New 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
30 May America?s atomic vets: ?We were used as guinea pigs ? every one of us.? What seems like a story long tucked away in history books remains a very real struggle for those veterans still alive ? the hundreds of thousands of service members now known as ?atomic veterans.? Center for Investigative Reporting.

30 May VIDEO: Veterans of atomic test blasts: No warning, and late amends. What does the government owe its men and women in uniform who fall victim not to enemy fire but rather to decisions made by their commanders? New York Times.

30 May For public officials, accountability for Exide lead contamination has been scant. California officials have talked tough about the contamination of up to 10,000 homes with lead from a battery recycling plant, calling it a regulatory failure, an environmental injustice and a public health disaster. Los Angeles Times.

30 May Why scientists are amazed at oilsands smog levels. A new air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers. Vancouver Tyee.

30 May From cookstoves to forests, UN puts eye on mending global environment. A global conference in Nairobi this past week put a focus on environmental risks in city streets, farms, and beyond. The challenges to human well-being are big, but some steps already under way point toward solutions. Christian Science Monitor.

30 May Chasing an epidemic: On the road with Brazil's Zika detectives. In a place where the bite of a common mosquito has brought crippling birth defects and early death, they are the detectives sent to gather clues about the crime. Los Angeles Times.

30 May Restricted pesticides easy to buy in Winnipeg despite ban, I-Team finds. 6 out of 9 stores investigated by CBC News violate Manitoba?s cosmetic pesticide ban. CBC Canada.

30 May China blocks UN resolution to curb lead in paint. China blocked a much-anticipated United Nations resolution to curb lead in paint during last-ditch negotiations at the U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi. Voice of America.

30 May Mercury contamination at Grassy Narrows First Nation can be cleaned up, scientists tell government, again. It is feasible to clean up some of the decades-old mercury contamination in Ontario's English-Wabigoon River system near Grassy Narrows First Nation, according to new research by three experts in the field. CBC Canada.

30 May Mold-infested prisons sicken guards and prisoners. During much of her three years awaiting trial in New York?s Rikers Island jail, Candie Hailey was locked in a solitary confinement cell ventilated by a mold-covered air duct. The Intercept.

 

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