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New Pages: Cardiovascular Disease and Air Quality

Oct 09, 2017—

CHE is proud to announce that two new webpages have been added to our website: Cardiovascular Disease Research and Resources and Air Quality. The Cardiovascular Disease page summarizes evidence connecting various cardiovascular diseases with environmental, lifestyle and medical risk factors. The Air Quality page lays out what research indicates are the health impacts of a variety of air pollutants. Sections on prevention conclude both pages.

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A New Chapter in A Story of Health!

Oct 04, 2017—

Reiko and Toshio are a Japanese-American couple in their early 30s who met in college and later married. They have been trying to have a child for about a year and feel frustrated that Reiko is not yet pregnant. They are not alone—infertility is not uncommon.

Follow Reiko and Toshio as they explore what may be contributing to their infertility and their options for interventions. Their story is the newest chapter in A Story of Health multimedia eBook, available  . . .

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New Pediatric Environmental Health Web Toolkit for Providers

Jun 08, 2017—

Parents say they are concerned about environmental health threats, yet most pediatric care providers do not offer prevention strategies during office visits. Why? Many providers report they feel ill-equipped to educate families about common exposures. In an effort to fill the need for environmental health information, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units and Physicians for Social Responsibility have launched the Pediatric Environmental Health  . . .

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Season of Change at CHE

Apr 12, 2017—

When I first spoke to Michael Lerner, co-founder of CHE, about the opportunity to direct CHE, Steve Job's 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University immediately jumped to my mind. "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future."  . . .

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News

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Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New report: Eliminating Toxics in Carpet: Lessons for the Future of Recycling.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Call for comments: Draft FY 2018-2022 Environmental Protection Agency Strategic Plan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

5 potentially harmful chemicals now banned from kids’ products.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Climate change may accelerate infectious disease outbreaks.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Report spotlights nitrate contamination in drinking water across the US. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Toxic firefighting chemicals 'the most seminal public health challenge'

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Call for comments: Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NIOSH posts new chapter on biological monitoring for chemical exposures.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pruitt’s EPA: learning to love radiation.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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