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Scientific knowledge is the basis of any sound policy and action on environmental health. CHE's consensus statement and activity rests upon the conviction that emerging scientific knowledge points to numerous environmental factors that contribute to human disease, that much more such research is essential, and that understanding of this research needs to be widely promoted.

Working in close collaboration with other CHE Working Groups, the goal of the Science Working Group is to translate and distill information regarding the links between specific illnesses or conditions and environmental factors. This information is for health-affected groups (patient groups), health care professionals, advocacy groups, concerned citizens and the media. This working group also addresses overarching topics such as gene-environment interactions and scientific uncertainty.

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Past Calls

July 21, 2016 --

Autism pathways analysis: a functional framework and clues for further investigation
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July 20, 2016 --

CHE-AK Working Group Call: Protecting Alaska's Children from Neurodevelopmental Harm: Project TENDR's New Consensus Statement on the Environmental Chemicals Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
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July 13, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - TSCA Reform: Understanding the Science, Implementation, and Implications of the New Chemical Safety Act
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July 12, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - A Consensus on the Environmental Chemicals Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Project TENDR
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July 7, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Interactive Effects of Multiple Pesticides on Human Health – A 2016 California Report
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June 29, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Using Science to Set Regulatory Criteria: Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union
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June 22, 2016 --

Clarifying EMF and Cancer: Precautionary Occupational Strategies and Results of the NTP Cell Phone Studies
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June 15, 2016 --

Mercury in the North: Sources of Contamination and International Policies to Protect Health & Human Rights
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June 7, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Exploring Multifactorial Contributors to Disease Outcomes: The Possible Role of Acetaminophen in Asthma and Autism
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May 24, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - The Human Microbiome and Health Effects of Prenatal Microbiome Exposures
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May 18, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Signaling Mechanisms by Which Xenoestrogen Pollutants Disrupt Normal Estrogenic Signaling
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May 11, 2016 --

CHE Alaska Working Group: From Appalachia to Alaska: Coal Development and the Environmental Justice Movement
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April 28, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Glyphosate: The Increasing Use of GBHs Worldwide and Implications for Human Health
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April 27, 2016 --

CHE Alaska Working Group call: The Ecology of Breast Cancer: Opportunities for Prevention
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April 20, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Increasing Trends in Male Reproductive Disorders, Environmental Exposures, and Implications for Human Health
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April 5, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Looking Toward Green Chemistry: A Conversation with a Pioneer in the Field, Dr. Terrence Collins
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March 24, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Neurodegenerative Disease: The Long Term Consequences of Early Life Environmental Exposures
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March 22, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - The Health Costs of Beauty: EDCs in Personal Care Products and the HERMOSA Study
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March 8, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Lead’s Long Shadow: What the Story of Flint, Michigan, Means for All of Us
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February 16, 2016 --

EMF Working Group call: Wireless Technology and Public Health: Health and Environmental Hazards in a Wireless World
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February 5, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Environmental Health Disparities in Children: Breaking the Cycle and Building Resilience for Better Health
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January 26, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Is a Health Study the Answer for Your Community? A Guide for Making Informed Decisions
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January 13, 2016 --

CHE Alaska Working Group call: Chemicals without Harm: A Conversation about Safer Alternatives with Ken Geiser
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December 11, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Environmental Health and Complexity: Exploring the Ecological Model of Health
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December 9, 2015 --

CHE Alaska Working Group call: Why the US Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market: A Conversation with Journalist Elizabeth Grossman
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November 18, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Brain Sex Differences During Gestation: The Role of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
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November 12, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High-throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer
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November 5, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Bringing Public Health to the International Negotiating Table: Environmental Health and the Paris Climate Summit in December 2015
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October 30, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Reducing the Burden: International Reproductive Health Leaders Call for Greater Efforts to Prevent Toxic Chemical Exposure, New Opinion from FIGO
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October 21, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - The Endocrine Society's Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
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October 20, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Responding to Communities: Communicating the Science of TCE and PCE
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October 13, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Theories of Carcinogenesis: Mutations and Cancer
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October 8, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - The Price of Pollution: Costs of Environmental Health Conditions in Children
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September 29, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - One Pediatrician’s Journey Pioneering the Field of Children’s Environmental Health: A Conversation with Dr. Philip Landrigan
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September 16, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Remembering Dr. Louis Guillette: Scientist, Mentor, Teacher, and Environmental Health Leader
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September 10, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Theories of Carcinogenesis: Cancer as Development Gone Awry
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August 5, 2015 --

CHE Alaska Working Group call: The Longest Swim: A Journey Across the Pacific to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution
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July 21, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Theories of Carcinogenesis: Assessing the Carcinogenic Potential of Low-Dose Exposures to Chemical Mixtures in the Environment
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July 14, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Towards a New Global Commission on Environmental Pollution
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July 9, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Cafe call: Tobacco: Science, Policy, and Prospects, A Talk with Stanton Glantz, PhD
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June 23, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Gestational Diabetes and Environmental Chemical Exposure
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June 16, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Identifying EDCs for Public Health Protection: The Endocrine Perspective
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June 11, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - A Story of Developmental Disability, A Story of Health: The Influence of Environmental Exposures and Opportunities for Prevention
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June 4, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - From Molecules to Business: Better Living Through Green Chemistry
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May 28, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Cafe call: An Interview with Dr. Frederica Perera, Recipient of the Prestigious Heinz Award
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May 20, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Ambient BTEX Exposure and Hormone-related Health Conditions in Humans
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May 7, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - A Fish Tale: A Review of the Science of Fish Contamination, Consumption, and Advisories
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April 28, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - A High Price to Pay: Obesity, Diabetes, and Associated Costs of Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union
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April 15, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Perinatal Exposure to a Mixture of Common Low-Dose Phthalates and Flame Retardants Leads to Autistic Features in Rats
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March 24, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - A High Price to Pay: Burden of Disease and Costs of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union
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March 18, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Endocrine Disruptive Effects of Bisphenol A Substitutes with Dr. Johanna Rochester
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February 18, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - EDCs, Oil and Gas Development, and Groundwater with Dr. Susan Nagel
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January 21, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Environmental Exposures and Immune Function with Dr. Paige Lawrence
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January 8, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - The State of the Water: Linking Ocean Health to Human Health
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December 2, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - The First Thousand Days: Chemical Exposure in Early Life and Beyond
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November 4, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - Fracking's Wide Health Impact: From the Ozone to Ground Water and All Those Living in Between, a Science Update
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June 17, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - Nutrition and Toxicants in Autoimmune Disease: Implications for Prevention and Treatment
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Resources

The President's Cancer Panel Report: "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now"
5/5/10: The Panel’s latest report, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk What We Can Do Now, was released May 5, 2010.

Download the report (select the link for Annual Report for 2008-2009)
Terminology for Patterns of Evidence

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