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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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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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Reflections upon the death of a hero, Dr. Herbert Needleman.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Treated fracking wastewater contaminated watershed with radium and endocrine disrupters, study finds.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

How to prevent dementia: managing smoking, hearing loss and depression can ward off condition.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The lead crisis: tackling an invisible, dangerous neurotoxin.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Under Trump's orders, EPA considers gutting lead contamination rules even as water in schools tests positive.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Left-sided cancer: blame your bed and TV?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

New report: Sidelining Science from Day One.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Understanding the needs, challenges, opportunities, vision, and emerging roles in environmental health.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Job opening, Oakland, California.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Half of all plastic that has ever existed was made in the past 13 years.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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