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CHE Partnership call: Why the US Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market: A Conversation with Journalist Elizabeth Grossman
Wed, Dec 9

CHE Partnership call: Environmental Health and Complexity: Exploring the Ecological Model of Health
Fri, Dec 11

CHE Partnership call: Is a Health Study the Answer for Your Community? A Guide for Making Informed Decisions
Tues Jan 26

11/18/15: MP3 recording available: Brain Sex Differences During Gestation: The Role of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

11/12/15: MP3 recording available: Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High Throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer

11/10/15: MP3 recording available: Community-Based Participatory Research in the Arctic: Sources of Environmental Contaminants on St. Lawrence Island

11/5/15: MP3 recording available: Bringing Public Health to the International Negotiating Table: Environmental Health and the Paris Climate Summit in December 2015

10/30/15: MP3 recording available: Reducing the Burden: International Reproductive Health Leaders Call for Greater Efforts to Prevent Toxic Chemical Exposure, New Opinion from FIGO

10/21/15: MP3 recording available: The Endocrine Society's Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

10/20/15: MP3 recording available: Responding to Communities: Communicating the Science of TCE and PCE

10/19/15: MP3 recording available: Climate Change and the Release of Contaminants in the Arctic: Current Research and Potential Health Effects

10/13/15: MP3 recording available: Theories of Carcinogenesis: Mutations and Cancer

10/8/15: MP3 recording available: The Price of Pollution: Costs of Environmental Health Conditions in Children


CHE Partners on why they value our work

Oregon State Regional CHE (CHE-OR)

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment - Oregon (CHE-OR) was initiated in February 2005, when nearly 100 researchers, health care practitioners, advocacy groups, funders and concerned individuals gathered at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). The Oregon Environmental Council, in partnership with the OHSU Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the OHSU Prevention Research Center hosted this initial meeting. For more information about CHE-OR, please contact CHE at info@healthandenvironment.org.

CHE-OR has a listserv for the purposes of sharing new research, upcoming events and policy/regulatory initiatives related to environmental health issues in the Northwest.

This group welcomes all interested CHE Partners. If you are interested in joining this group, please sign on as a CHE Partner, and indicate your interest in your application. If you are already a CHE Partner and would like to join the listserv for this group send an email request to: cheor-subscribe@lists.healthandenvironment.org

Pollution in People Report

Oregonians are polluted with many hazardous industrial chemicals, according to a new study conducted by the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) and the Oregon Collaborative for Health and the Environment (CHE-OR). The report, Pollution in People, includes these key findings:

  • Toxic chemicals from consumer products, food, and industrial pollution contaminate our bodies.
  • The toxic chemicals in our bodies are cause for concern because they can lead to health problems.
  • Every participant was contaminated with phthalates, PCBs, mercury and PFOA.

The Oregon Environmental Council and CHE-OR strongly recommend that a comprehensive safer chemicals policy be developed and adopted by our government.

First-Ever Look at the Annual Costs of Environmental Disease in Oregon

The Price of Pollution: Cost Estimates of Environmentally Related Disease in Oregon, a new study by the Oregon Environmental Council, finds that environmentally attributable diseases from sources such as lead, diesel, and mercury cost the state $1.57 billion annually. The estimate for children alone is $1.10 billion per year. This is the first-ever study of the cost of environmental disease for Oregon. See the report on the OEC website: http://www.oeconline.org/kidshealth/priceofpollution/index.


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