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New Health Literacy Tool Available

Dec 06, 2016—

LoveinthetimeoftoxicantsThe Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC) at the University of California, Berkeley working in collaboration with the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) have created a new health literacy tool aimed at young adults in their reproductive years.  . . .


San Francisco Cancer Initiative Launched

Dec 05, 2016—

Launched on 11/16. The San Francisco Cancer Initiative is a major public health initiative in the city of San Francisco focused on reducing cancer mortality, the city’s leading cause of death. This initiative is a partnership between the University of San Francisco (UCSF), the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, health care providers and various community organizations. Learn more by visiting the UCSF


CHE Director to Step Down April 1

Dec 01, 2016—

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to let you know I plan to step down as CHE director as of April 1, 2017. It’s hard to believe I've worked almost 24 years on environmental health issues in different capacities. I’ve truly loved it. It's not only been meaningful and fulfilling for me personally, but also a great privilege to engage with exceptionally bright and dedicated colleagues, learn the emerging science, catalyze strategic initiatives and work collaboratively to push the needle towards improved health and well-being in a world that faces a very uncertain future.

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The Election and Environmental Health

Nov 09, 2016—

With the results of the US 2016 election now in, CHE will be carefully considering how the new political landscape will impact environmental health science and the health of current and future generations. We intend to host a series of calls to explore these questions and concerns specifically in regards to the Trump Administration's plans and priorities. Please look for upcoming announcements.


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Gathered from Environmental Health News and other sources

The plasticizer BBP selectively inhibits epigenetic regulator sirtuin during differentiation of C3H10T1/2 stem cell line.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Does exposure to phthalates influence thyroid function and growth hormone homeostasis? The Taiwan Environmental Survey for Toxicants (TEST) 2013.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Exposure to phthalates in children aged 5-7years: associations with thyroid function and insulin-like growth factors.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Internal living environment and respiratory disease in children: findings from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal child cohort study.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

EPA’s national assessment finds nutrient pollution is widespread in lakes.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fat fuels cancer's spread in mice.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

US life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Baby teether study finds potentially harmful chemicals, including BPA, triclosan and other endocrine disruptors.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Eating food wrapped in newspapers can invite cancer, says FSSAI.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Risk limits under new toxics law may continue past practice.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

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