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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."  . . .


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!


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Gathered from Environmental Health News and other sources

Low-level toxic metal exposure in healthy weaning-age infants: association with growth, dietary intake, and iron deficiency.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Target to phase out expanded polystyrene packaging.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New study: California drought increased electricity bills and air pollution.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

One big legal obstacle keeps Trump from undoing greenhouse gas regulation.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Revealed: deadly toxic air enters bloodstream 15 minutes after cyclists inhale it.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Study suggests ancient underground water sources not immune to today's pollution.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Arctic Ocean is on track to be ice-free in summer by 2040.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Study bolsters evidence that pesticides contribute to honeybee colony collapse.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Obesity "frightening" in Latin America, driving disease and draining economies.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Occurrence and in vitro bioactivity of estrogen, androgen, and glucocorticoid compounds in a nationwide screen of United States stream waters.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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