Post category: cumulative impacts
On February 16, 2017, the Carter Center in Atlanta hosted the Climate and Health Conference, originally scheduled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and then postponed indefinitely. Motivated by the idea that “health is the human face of climate change”, 300 climate change leaders, organized by a coalition of nongovernmental organizations and former Vice President Al Gore, attended this conference. Watch the video coverage. . . .
Operating 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. . . .
Trump Administration and Environmental Health: CHE Launches New Partnership “Fireside Chat” Call Series
What 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!
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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. . . .
New Health Literacy Tool Available
A new health literacy tool aimed at young adults in their reproductive years is available. Targeting young couples, this video discusses important actions to reduce environmental exposures before pregnancy. The video is from the 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 Commonweal and the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU). See and share the video today! . . .