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Driving the Transition to Safer Chemicals Through Consumer and Retailer Advocacy

October 23, 2018 — As the federal government continues to roll back and undermine critical environmental and public health protections, efforts to drive hazardous chemicals out of the marketplace through consumer and retailer actions . . .

Plastic Production's Threats to Health: Global Trends, Chemical Footprints of Common Plastics, and the PVC Industry’s Wake of Pollution

October 30, 2018 — This is the first webinar in our new series, The Effects of Plastics on Health. Please join us!  Petrochemicals have created a wide range of modern products which have made themselves indispensable to . . .

Plastic Food Packaging: State of the Science on Chemical Constituents and Health Hazards

December 3, 2018 — This is the second webinar in our new series, The Effects of Plastics on Health. Please join us!  The details for this webinar are still being confirmed. Please sign up to receive updates.   Featured . . .

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Meet Our 20 Pioneers under 40 in Environmental Public Health: Vanessa Galavíz, PhD, MPH

Jul 09, 2018— Vanessa Galavíz, PhD, MPH is committed to making a difference for communities most affected by environmental hazards such as air pollution, pesticides, and water contamination. Her work has always focused on marginalized communities, and her work with the California Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Washington School of Public Health is no different.

She is intent on doing this work because she remembers how she felt when she first learned what public health can do and what environmental health means.  . . .

Meet our 20 Pioneers under 40 in Environmental Public Health: Ana Mascareñas, MPH

Jul 03, 2018— Ana Mascareñas, MPH has devoted herself to making sure that everyone has the opportunity for their voice to be heard and finding creative solutions to address inequities. Whether that is through asking for input or taking all points of view into consideration, her goal is that when a project is designed, all community members have had their values recognized.

In her work with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CA DTSC), her job is to provide meaningful spaces for underrepresented communities in environmental regulatory decisions that affect them.  . . .

Meet Our 20 Pioneers under 40 in Environmental Public Health: Samantha Rubright, DrPH, CPH

Jun 20, 2018— Samantha Malone Rubright, DrPH, CPH is one member of a small, non-profit organization called FracTracker Alliance. The goal of FracTracker “is to help stakeholders understand oil and gas data so that they can make informed choices and affect protective policy decisions.” 

“Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is called, is just one part of drilling for oil and natural gas today. Fracking is a stimulation process that uses lots of water, injected at high pressure into the ground, along with chemicals and sand, to fracture the earth and bring the resources to the surface. Drillers use unconventional methods like fracking to extract oil and other hydrocarbons from underground because these resources are not in easily accessible pockets or reservoirs,” Dr. Rubright explains.  . . .

Meet our 20 Pioneers under 40 in Environmental Public Health: Ami Zota, ScD, MS

Feb 13, 2018— Ami Zota, ScD, MS has been working in the environmental health world since she was an undergraduate, and a main focus of her work has been looking at the intersection of environmental health and environmental justice.

Much of her research has specifically focused on “[characterizing] exposure to a wide range of environmental hazards in the general population with a real emphasis on identifying vulnerable populations or highly exposed populations,” Dr. Zota says.  . . .

Meet our 20 Pioneers under 40 in Environmental Public Health: Megan Latshaw, PhD

Jan 18, 2018— Megan Latshaw, PhD, is all about making public health work for the people. Throughout her career, she has realized public health has the potential to affect communities.

“If you think about what it is that is killing people all around the globe, it is chronic diseases and, as we know, most chronic diseases are not infectious. The Human Genome Project has not provided the key to unlocking chronic disease; I think environmental health and epigenetics is the next frontier in figuring out how we can make the world a healthier place,” Dr. Latshaw shares.  . . .

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