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Where we live, eat, work, and play profoundly influences our health.

We envision a world free from environmental risks that harm our health.

CHE cultivates a learning community based on the latest, peer-reviewed science to share knowledge and resources and to improve individual and collective health.

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Upcoming Webinars

A Holistic Approach to Public Health: Addressing Toxic Exposures, Environmental Justice, and Intergenerational Trauma

November 28, 2018 — Join Lynn Freedman, JD, MPH, at 9am Alaska / 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern on November 28 for a discussion of the work she and her colleagues are doing to transform the field of public health and how community . . .

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!  In 2015, around 150 million metric tons of plastics were used for packaging applications, with 60% being food . . .

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What’s New

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.  . . .

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.  . . .

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