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Generation Chemical: How Environmental Exposures are Affecting Reproductive Health and Development

Learn from top scientists and experts on the impact of environmental exposures and toxics on reproductive health, pregnancy, and development.

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Adverse effects of PFAS on Immune System Health: Complicating recovery during the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 2, 2020 — Join CHE-Alaska on December 2 when we'll be speaking with Dr. Philippe Grandjean about the latest research on PFAS contamination and their effects on immune system health. This is Part 2 of . . .

Are fluoropolymers really of low concern for human and environmental health and separate from other PFAS?

December 3, 2020 — During this webinar Dr. Rainer Lohmann will discuss the evidence regarding the environmental and human health impacts of fluoropolymers throughout their life cycle(s). Production of some fluoropolymers is . . .

Improving Health Outcomes at the Community Level: Chemical Risk Assessment Methods in Light of Lessons Learned with COVID-19

December 8, 2020 —   This webinar is part of a series organized by CHE and the Boston University Superfund Research Program (BUSRP). Learn more about the CHE-BUSRP Partnership. Disproportionate COVID-19 disease rates in people . . .

How Chemicals and Air Pollution Are Harming Fertility: Latest Evidence and What We Can Do

December 10, 2020 — Approximately 9% of men (1)  and 13.1% (2) of women of childbearing age have problems with infertility or impaired fecundity, according to the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and . . .

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New Webinar Series! Generation Chemical: How Environmental Exposures are Affecting Reproductive Health and Development

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Announcing New Webinar Series on Effects of Plastic on Health

Oct 26, 2018— We are excited to announce a new four-part webinar series looking into the effects of plastic on health. Over the next four months, we will be joined by leading scientists, health professionals, policy experts, and advocates to talk about the various impacts of plastics on public health.  . . .

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.  . . .

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