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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.


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.  . . .


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!


FDA-EPA Updated Fish Consumption Guidelines and Poster

Mar 08, 2017—

EPAFDAFishConsumptionPosterEarlier this year the EPA and FDA updated their recommendations on fish consumption during pregnancy and childhood. To accompany this update, they provided an easy-to-understand printable poster  . . .


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Gathered from Environmental Health News and other sources

Thousands of pollution deaths worldwide linked to western consumers.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeeding.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Occupational exposure and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a prospective cohort.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A menu for cancer risk reduction? Five truths about the role of food and diet in cancer prevention.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cookbooks give readers (mostly) bad advice on food safety.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Harvard scientists launch $20M 'stratospheric injection' climate change experiment.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Walk, stretch or dance? Dancing may be best for the brain.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

No, we can’t say whether cancer is mostly bad luck.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Let me entertain you – that’s how to get a science message across.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Industry groups find statutory shortcomings in TSCA ban proposal.

Monday, March 27, 2017

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