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Jan 20
2017

Our Website Survey is Closing Soon

By CHE

If you have already completed our anonymous survey, we thank you for your feedback! 

CHE wants to hear from you! Please complete this brief survey regarding our new website by January 23rd. Your feedback helps us better serve your work and our mission.

Take our brief survey here.

 

Jan 19
2017

What’s new
Epigenetics and Environmental Health: A Short Educational Video

By CHE

EpigeneticVideoScreenShotOperating through epigenetic mechanisms, environmental exposures can get under our skin and affect our health. As new research comes forward shedding light on how the environment affects our epigenome, translating these findings to the broader public has been challenging. The University of Washington EDGE Center created a short animated video teaching the concept of epigenetics and how everyday exposures can alter gene expression and thus affect our health. View the video today.  . . .

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Jan 13
2017

What’s new
CHE Wants to Hear from You!

By CHE

SurveyImageCreativeCommonsWe invite your feedback on our new website through a brief survey. This information will help us better serve your work and our mission. Please take our survey before January 23, 2017. 

Jan 11
2017

Newsletter essay
What’s new
Pluralism in a Polarized World

By Elise Miller, MEd
Director

Polarization is a term that seems to be applied to almost every realm of society these days—from politics to socioeconomic status. In this state of affairs, only the opposite ends of the spectrum of possibilities are expressed while everything in the middle seems to vanish. And what we know about polarization is it only perpetuates polarization. The ends never meet. It is always either/or.  . . .

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Jan 10
2017

What’s new
New webpage: Lead

By CHE

Drawing heavily from Toxipedia, but updated and expanded, our new webpage on lead's health impacts includes an overview of exposures, trends, prevention and regulation in the US, with some world data.

screen shot of the webpage

Jan 3
2017

What’s new
Trump Administration and Environmental Health: CHE Launches New Partnership “Fireside Chat” Call Series

By CHE

TrumpWhat do you think the 2016 US Presidential election results mean for environmental health over the coming four years? What might be the impact on research funding and priorities? Chemical regulation? Children’s health? Community health?

Join us over the next three months as we explore these questions with leading environmental health science and policy experts during our new Fireside Chat call series. Our focus will be a conversation between CHE leaders, environmental health science and policy experts and call participants. Join us on January 24 at 2:00pm Eastern for our first in this series Fireside Chat:  EWG's Ken Cook on Environment and Health in the Trump Administration. RSVP today!

Dec 27
2016

What’s new
UCSF Convenes Rapid Response Network to Defend Science

By CHE

The Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment at UCSF invites researchers and environmental health professionals to serve as part of a new rapid response network focused on defending the science that supports children’s environmental health. Through collective capacity, this network will integrate research and expertise into public policy decisions as they unfold. Activities include participating in public comment periods, coordinating outreach and educational activities, and participating in educational seminars. To learn more, email Contact.  . . .

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Dec 21
2016

What’s new
CHE's BUSRP Partner Releases Factsheet for Communities Affected by PFAS Contamination

By CHE

BUSRPLogoIn November, Boston University Superfund Research Program (BUSRP) produced a factsheet on polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for residents of communities who are concerned about PFAS-contaminated water. Created in collaboration with Toxics Action Center, a Community Engagement Core partner, the factsheet is designed to answer questions about PFAS exposure, regulations and advisories, health effects and steps that residents can take to test the water supply and respond to contamination. Learn more about this work by listening to our CHE-BU SRP Partnership call 12/20/16 CHE-BUSRP Partnership call: Out of the frying pan, into the drinking water: Health hazards and community responses to water contaminated with PFCs. Listen to the MP3 today!  . . .

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Dec 20
2016

Newsletter essay
What’s new
CHE Needs Your Support to Provide Science You Can Count On

By Elise Miller, MEd
Director

"One cannot be concerned just with civil rights. It is very nice to drink milk at an unsegregated lunch counter—but not when there's strontium-90 in it."

-Martin Luther King Jr.

We're delighted to announce that a very generous CHE partner, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered to match donations to CHE up to a total of $2500 if they're made by December 31st! Please donate now and double your contribution to CHE so we can continue to bring you uncompromised science for a healthier future for all!

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Martin Luther King, Jr., was a systems thinker. He knew our health is impacted by all kinds of interacting factors—from racism to toxic exposures. He made clear that we can't fight to eradicate one concern without addressing multiple others if we're ultimately going to have a just and healthy society for all.  . . .

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Dec 16
2016

What’s new
CHE Partners Contribute to December San Francisco Medicine Journal

By CHE

2016SFMThe December issue of San Francisco Medicine is now available. Many CHE partners contributed articles to this issue, which is devoted to environmental health concerns. Topics covered include healthy food and sustainable agriculture, 20 years since the publication of Our Stolen Future, obesogens, tools for environmental health literacy and much more. For the full issue, please see the Journal Articles & White Papers page.  . . .

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