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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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The WHO’s World Health Day Focuses on Mental Health

Mar 28, 2017—

Every year the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates the anniversary of its founding by mobilizing around a specific health topic. This year, on April 7, 2017, the WHO will focus on the theme of depression. You can learn more on the WHO's website today. CHE has more resources on environments that can influence your risk for depression including the psychosocial, socioeconomic and built environments. Click on each to learn more.

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HEAL Receives the 2017 Environmental Award

Mar 16, 2017—

HEALThe Bursa Chamber of Medicine, the official local branch of the Turkish Medical Association, awarded the 2017 Environmental Prize to CHE's Partner the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) during National Doctor's Day in Turkey.  . . .

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New Webpage: Birth Defects

Mar 10, 2017—

BirthDefectsWebpageOur new webpage offers an overview of exposures, prevalence, prevention strategies, economic impacts and ethical issues regarding birth defects. Find out more by viewing our web page today!

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News

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At over 300 sites across India hazardous waste is part of the landscape and life.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Modern cigarette filters increase the risk of lung cancer, study finds.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rethinking nutrition labelling: food is not just the sum of its nutrients.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

E-cigarettes induce toxicological effects that can raise the cancer risk.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The biggest air pollutants in your home just might surprise you.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Minnesota drastically tightens safety limits on 3M chemicals in groundwater.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What's in Trump's 2018 budget request for science?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease prevention.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Donald Trump's pick for EPA enforcement office was a lobbyist for Superfund polluters.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer, study says.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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