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CHE Partnership call: Using Science to Set Regulatory Criteria: Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union
Wed, June 29
Hosted by the EDCs Working Group

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

CHE Partnership call: A Consensus on the Environmental Chemicals Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Project TENDR
Tues, July 12

CHE Partnership call: TSCA Reform: Understanding the Science, Implementation, and Implications of the New Chemical Safety Act
Wed, July 13

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

CHE Partnership call: Fatty Bones Make Bad Skeletons: Influence of Bone-disrupting Chemicals across the Lifespan
Tues, July 26

6/22/16: Clarifying EMF and Cancer: Precautionary Occupational Strategies and Results of the NTP Cell Phone Studies
This call was not recorded

6/15/16: MP3 recording available: Mercury in the North: Sources of Contamination and International Policies to Protect Health & Human Rights


6/7/16: MP3 recording available: Exploring Multifactorial Contributors to Disease Outcomes: The Possible Role of Acetaminophen in Asthma and Autism

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


CHE Partners on why they value our work

Working Groups

CHE Partners and staff have formed several initiatives -- working groups, listservs, regional groups and a training program -- based on specific issues relating to environmental connections to health.


Asthma *

Autism *


Children's Health (CEH) *

Climate Change

Cumulative Impacts

Diabetes-Obesity Spectrum

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)

Reproductive Health

Healthy Aging and the Environment Initiative

Integrative Health *

Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative (LDD) *

Mental Health *

Neurodegenerative Diseases *

Pandemics and Environmental Health *

Science *

Technolgy and Environmental Health *

* Initiatives with a listserv as a primary activity: if a Partner or group of Partners wants to suggest or spearhead an activity beyond any of the groups' listservs listed below CHE is interested in hearing from you. Please email info@healthandenvironment.org with your ideas and availability to assist with implementation of new activities.

Regional Groups:

Alaska State (CHE-AK)

Oregon State (CHE-OR)

Washington State (CHE-WA)


What are CHE working groups and listservs?

CHE working and regional groups are led by one or more CHE Partners who are willing to take a leadership role in the group. You must be a CHE Partner in order to join CHE working groups, regional groups, and listservs.

Activities of a working or regional group typically involves periodic conference calls with leading scientists addressing topics of interest and concern to the group, as well as email interaction via the group's listserv, and possibly additional opportunities that serve the goals of the particular group. Activities of a working group are primarily driven by the time, energy, experience, and expertise of the Partners who join, as well as access to funding for working group activities. CHE provides administrative support to all working group activities.

All working groups include an active listserv where Partners can post new science and dialogue with one another about issues of concern. For some working groups, the listserv is their primary activity (as listed with a * below). If any working group functioning primarily as a listserv wants to expand its activities, active working group Partners are welcome to email info@healthandenvironment.org to discuss the possible coordination of additional group activities, such as teleconferences with leading scientists, in-person events, or the publication of materials.

Each group is listed at right, with links for more details and descriptions. If you are interested in joining one of our groups and are currently a CHE Partner, please contact us at info@healthandenvironment.org. Also please take a moment to read the working group listserv guidelines—CHEtiquette—below. Feel free to direct any questions about the time commitments or group focus to the working or regional group coordinator. If you have an idea for a new working group, please contact Elise Miller, CHE director, at elise@healthandenvironment.org.

CHEtiquette -- A few words about CHE ScienceServs

CHE is designed to be a safe and constructive space for all CHE Partners to respectfully share, investigate, debate, and discuss the emerging environmental health science and its implications for human and planetary health. Because of the breadth and diversity of the CHE Partnership, we are deeply committed to civility and mutual respect in order to advance knowledge and understanding in this growing field. We expect all CHE partners to adhere to these core values in all interactions. Below are some additional guidelines for participating in our ScienceServs:

  • Please always prioritize civility over content.
  • Posts should focus on the science and closely related issues. CHE does not take a stance on specific legislation. Rather we investigate and discuss the scientific foundation for such policies. Please do not send petitions or other sign-on requests to the ScienceServs. Calls for comments and for science-based input on policy and issues, such as those posted by governmental agencies, are welcome and appreciated. When posting such calls please refrain from suggesting a specific position comments should take.
  • Some messages apply to more than one ScienceServ. Please send the message separately to each ScienceServ so that replies specific to one topic do not overwhelm the inboxes of participants of other topics.
  • We encourage dialog! However, if your comments are a detailed exchange with individual partners, please take that conversation offline. This helps reduce clutter in all our inboxes.
  • Please write a clear and specific subject line. When you forward something or change the topic of the discussion, please change the subject line to match the point of your message. Please remove unnecessary text and quote only the section of text to which you are responding
  • ScienceServ correspondence may only be forwarded or posted elsewhere if all personal commentary has been removed from the original post. To forward personal commentary explicit permission of the author must first be obtained.
  • To allow partners to help each other efficiently, please indicate what research you have already done (e.g. Medline, Google Scholar, etc) when posting a question to a list.
  • To respect the space limitations of internet servers in general, please do not send unnecessary attachments via the ScienceServ. Instead, send URLs when available.
  • Please do not advertise products or services on any CHE ScienceServ.
  • Please send any administrative messages solely to CHE’s administrative e-mail: info@healthandenvironment.org, and not to the group.
  • If you have a question regarding whether a certain request is appropriate for distribution please contact info@healthandenvironment.org first.


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