Webinar and Call Archive

Since 2002, CHE has hosted conference calls and webinars that span a wide variety of topics related to the latest environmental health science. These virtual gatherings are a cornerstone of our mission to help protect the health of families, children and communities by amplifying and discussing emerging science on environmental factors that contribute to disease and disability. 

This archive includes webinar and call recordings, accompanying slides and resources, and information on the presenters.


Categories: Community Impact, Environmental Justice, ethical considerations, history, legal or economic issues, policy or regulation, precautionary principle

December 6, 2017

The Future of Environmental Health: Engaged Communities and Strengthened Partnerships

June 13, 2017

The Scientific Integrity Act: Preserving Research and Open Communication for the Common Good

May 30, 2017

We Can't Delay Action on Environmental Public Health

May 25, 2017

Protecting Health in Latino Communities: Spanish Health Studies Guide

May 24, 2017

International Actions to Protect Health and Environment: A Report from the Stockholm Convention on POPs

December 20, 2016

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Drinking Water: Health Hazards and Community Responses to Water Contaminated with PFCs

December 14, 2016

Reflections and Recommendations from the Alaska Children's Environmental Health Summit

December 13, 2016

Climate Change and Health: Scaling Up Solution-oriented Efforts

October 27, 2016

Innovative Approaches to Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening

October 26, 2016

Endocrine Disruption at the Top of the World: State of the Science with a Message from Alaska

September 28, 2016

25 Years of Endocrine Disruption Research: Insights from the Director of NIEHS

September 21, 2016

Will the New Federal Chemicals Law Adequately Protect Public Health?

August 24, 2016

Ensuring a Healthy Environment for All Children: the Need for Research, Policyand Urgent Action

July 13, 2016

TSCA Reform: Understanding the Science, Implementation, and Implications of the New Chemical Safety Act

July 12, 2016

A Consensus on the Environmental Chemicals Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Project TENDR

July 7, 2016

Interactive Effects of Multiple Pesticides on Human Health—A 2016 California Report

June 29, 2016

Using Science to Set Regulatory Criteria: Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union

June 15, 2016

Mercury in the North: Sources of Contamination and International Policies to Protect Health and Human Rights

May 11, 2016

From Appalachia to Alaska: Coal Development and the Environmental Justice Movement

April 28, 2016

Glyphosate: The Increasing Use of GBHs Worldwide and Implications for Human Health

April 6, 2016

Toxic Safety: Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies and Environmental Health

March 22, 2016

The Health Costs of Beauty: EDCs in Personal Care Products and the HERMOSA Study

March 9, 2016

Little Things Matter: Children's Health and the Impact of Low-level Exposures to Toxins on the Developing Brain

March 8, 2016

Lead’s Long Shadow: What the Story of Flint, Michigan, Means for All of Us

February 24, 2016

Toxic Chemicals in Our Homes: Sources, Health Effects, and How You Can Support Safer Chemicals Policy

February 16, 2016

Wireless Technology and Public Health: Health and Environmental Hazards in a Wireless World

February 5, 2016

Environmental Health Disparities in Children: Breaking the Cycle and Building Resilience for Better Health

January 26, 2016

Is a Health Study the Answer for Your Community? A Guide for Making Informed Decisions

January 13, 2016

Chemicals without Harm: A Conversation about Safer Alternatives with Ken Geiser

November 12, 2015

Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High-throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer

November 5, 2015

Bringing Public Health to the International Negotiating Table: Environmental Health and the Paris Climate Summit in December 2015

October 30, 2015

Reducing the Burden: International Reproductive Health Leaders Call for Greater Efforts to Prevent Toxic Chemical Exposure, New Opinion from FIGO

October 21, 2015

The Endocrine Society's Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

October 20, 2015

Responding to Communities: Communicating the Science of TCE and PCE

October 19, 2015

Climate Change and the Release of Contaminants in the Arctic: Current Research and Potential Health Effects

October 8, 2015

The Price of Pollution: Costs of Environmental Health Conditions in Children

September 29, 2015

One Pediatrician’s Journey Pioneering the Field of Children’s Environmental Health: A Conversation with Dr. Philip Landrigan

September 16, 2015

Remembering Dr. Louis Guillette: Scientist, Mentor, Teacher, and Environmental Health Leader

September 10, 2015

Theories of Carcinogenesis: Cancer as Development Gone Awry

September 2, 2015

What the Pink?! Protecting the Breasts You Love

July 29, 2015

The Myth of Herbicide Safety in Alaska: How Herbicides Threaten the Health of Fish, Wildlife, and People

July 14, 2015

Towards a New Global Commission on Environmental Pollution

July 9, 2015

Science, Policy, and Prospects, A Talk with Stanton Glantz, PhD

June 30, 2015

News from the US EPA Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program

May 28, 2015

An Interview with Dr. Frederica Perera, Recipient of the Prestigious Heinz Award

May 21, 2015

International Actions to Protect Health and Environment: A Report from the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

May 7, 2015

A Fish Tale: A Review of the Science of Fish Contamination, Consumption, and Advisories

April 8, 2015

An Introduction to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: New Resource on Health Threats Posed by EDCs

December 10, 2014

Health Effects of Perinatal Exposures to BPA and Other Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): State of the Science and Policy Update

December 9, 2014

Elections and Environmental Health

November 19, 2014

BPA and Health: New Research Focuses on Routes of Exposure

October 20, 2014

Four Years After the President's Cancer Panel Report: Recommendations and Next Steps

October 1, 2014

NIEHS and Environmental Disparities in Alaska

September 18, 2014

Climate Change and Health: What's New and What To Do?

July 30, 2014

Aamjiwnaang: A Culture in Shock with Ron Plain

June 18, 2014

Fukushima: A View from the Ocean with Ken Buesseler

May 28, 2014

Breast Cancer Prevention: Beyond Pink Ribbons

April 29, 2014

Where Health and Profit Meet: How Corporations Influence Public Health with Nicholas Freudenberg

April 15, 2014

Carolyn Raffensperger on Establishing Community Rights to Transform Environmental and Public Health Decision-Making

March 13, 2014

Dr. Phil Landrigan and Dr. Ruth Etzel on Children's Environmental Health

February 5, 2014

Fire Safety Without Harm: How New Flammability Standards in California Protect the Health and Environment of Alaskans

February 4, 2014

Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age

November 12, 2013

Cumulative Impacts and the US Environmental Health Movement

November 8, 2013

Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Health across the Lifespan

October 24, 2013

Environmental Justice and the Superfund Research Program: Community Collaborations Making a Difference

October 16, 2013

Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention

October 3, 2013

Preconception Risk Reduction

September 12, 2013

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Exposure, Research and Regulation

August 14, 2013

The Chemical Industry's Dangerous Game of Whack-a-Mole: Public Health Implications of Chlorinated Tris as a Replacement for Banned Flame Retardants

July 24, 2013

Lessons from Libby, Montana: Mining, Asbestos, and Public Health

July 16, 2013

Policy and Practice: The US Food System and Health

June 26, 2013

The Rise of the US Environmental Health Movement: A Conversation with Activist and Author Kate Davies

June 20, 2013

The Rise of the US Environmental Health Movement: A Conversation with Kate Davies

June 18, 2013

Primary Prevention of Asthma: A Roadmap

May 29, 2013

The Story of Camp Lejeune: Contaminated Drinking Water, Cancer Clusters and the Struggle for Justice

May 23, 2013

25 Years of the Superfund Research Program: Highlights and Hopes

May 2, 2013

When There Is No Epidemiologist

April 24, 2013

Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in the Artic Environment: Sources, Transport and Health Concerns for Fish, Wildlife and People

April 16, 2013

Late Lessons from Early Warnings: A Retrospective Look At Learning About Precaution

April 11, 2013

CHE Cafe call: A Conversation with Dan Fagin, Author of "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"

April 3, 2013

Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention

March 6, 2013

Environmental Exposures and Autism:The Interplay Between Genes, Environment and Health Status

February 14, 2013

CHE Cafe call: Chemical Policy: Recent Developments and Controversies: A Discussion with Richard Denison, PhD

February 7, 2013

Superfund Contaminants and Reproduction

February 6, 2013

Nurses in the Halls of Power

January 24, 2013

Biomonitoring: A Review of EU and US Studies, Public Health Policy and Chemical Regulation

January 23, 2013

The Toll of Alaska's Coal: Health Impacts of Coal Export

January 8, 2013

Breast Cancer and Occupational Health: A Discussion of a Canadian Case-Control Study

November 28, 2012

Pollution from Pesticides: How Transnational Chemical Corporations Violate Basic Human Rights

November 27, 2012

Dr. Barry Commoner: Reflections on a Life and Work

November 12, 2012

Experts Speak on Cell Phone Radiation, Pregnancy and Sperm

September 26, 2012

Preventing Harm to Children: The Healthy Schools Movement

September 5, 2012

Protecting Public Health in Alaska: The Opportunity of the Safe Chemicals Act

July 25, 2012

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - New Directions in Science and Policy

May 24, 2012

Advancing Risk Assessment: Progress and Ongoing Obstacles

April 25, 2012

Assessing the Public Health Impacts of Coal Transportation and Export: From Whatcom County, Washington to Seward, Alaska

April 17, 2012

Nanotechnology: A Science and Policy Update

March 26, 2012

Upholding Our Human Right to Live in a Healthy Environment

March 21, 2012

Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products: Health Effects of Flame Retardants (PBDEs) and State Policies to Prevent Exposures

March 12, 2012

Phthalates and Proposed REACH Regulations

February 14, 2012

Health Effects of Indoor Air Contaminants

January 11, 2012

Science and Action to Protect Public Health: How Healthcare Professionals Are Changing Chemicals Policy

December 16, 2011

Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach: A New Report from the IOM

December 15, 2011

Community Benefits Agreements: Tools for Improving Public Health

December 1, 2011

Assessing and Addressing Cumulative Impacts in Communities

November 30, 2011

Breathe Free: Protecting Community Health from Toxic Coal Dust

October 27, 2011

New Frontiers in Cancer Research: How Chemicals Can Interfere with Cancer Therapies and Implications for Health Policy

October 26, 2011

Chemical Contaminants in Traditional Foods from St. Lawrence Island: Findings from a New Study and Update on International Actions to Eliminate Persistent Pollutants

September 29, 2011

The Role of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) in Decisions that Affect Communities: A Case Study of Proposed Coal Mining in the Matanuska Valley

September 20, 2011

Emerging Trends in the Field of Cumulative Impacts

August 24, 2011

Toxic Chemicals that Disrupt Hormones: Impacts to Fish and People

August 1, 2011

Coal Mining in Alaska: Hazards to Human Health and the Environment

June 30, 2011

Navigating the Science: Evaluating Research Quality

June 21, 2011

A European Perspective: How Key Research on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Is Expected to Inform Policy Developments

June 16, 2011

Cumulative Impacts on Health: New Community-Based Research Projects, Part 2

June 9, 2011

Cumulative Impacts on Health: New Community-Based Research Projects

May 26, 2011

Finding Your Voice: Advocacy for Healthcare Professionals

May 25, 2011

International Actions to Eliminate the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals: Update from the Stockholm Convention

May 24, 2011

Science and Decisions: How Can We Advance Risk Assessment

April 20, 2011

CHE Cafe call: A Conversation with Carl Cranor, Author of "Legally Poisoned: How the Law Puts Us at Risk from Toxicants"

April 18, 2011

NIEHS: Visionary Ideas Wanted

March 28, 2011

Radiation and Human Health: In the Shadow of the Japan Disaster

March 16, 2011

Green Chemistry and Safer Alternatives to Toxic Flame Retardants

February 10, 2011

Report from the Cancun Climate Change Talks: NGOs Promote Health and Partner for Future Action

December 15, 2010

Bisphenol A (BPA): What It Does, Where It's Found, and What We Can Do to Reduce Our Exposure

November 15, 2010

CHE Science Cafe call: Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States: a conversation with author, Steve Lerner

October 27, 2010

International Actions to Eliminate the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals

August 25, 2010

Wireless SmartMeters: What Are the Health, Personal Safety, Wireless Security and Excessive Billing Issues All About and What Can Consumers Do Now?

August 12, 2010

On the Ground in the Gulf Coast: A Conversation with Wilma Subra and Michael Lerner

August 11, 2010

The Hidden Hazards of Coal Development in Alaska: Public Health and Coal Combustion Waste

July 29, 2010

The Human Health Effects of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill: A Summary of the IOM Workshop

June 10, 2010

Nanotechnology: A New Chapter in Environmental Health Sciences

May 18, 2010

The President's Cancer Panel Report: "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now"

May 12, 2010

Coal Development in Alaska: Threats to Human Health

May 11, 2010

The Information Age and EMF/RF Illness: The Potential for EMF and Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation Illnesses and How Smart Choices in New Technologies Can Reduce Potential Risks

May 4, 2010

CHE Cafe call with Annie Leonard, author of the Story of Stuff

April 19, 2010

Evaluating the Impact of Cumulative Stressors on Health

April 15, 2010

Flame Retardants: Emerging Science and Policy Considerations

March 30, 2010

Environmental Contaminants and Reproductive Health: Reasons for Concern

March 15, 2010

A Conversation with Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

January 21, 2010

Upstream: Complex Chemical Contributors to Thyroid Function and the Potential Impacts on Policy

December 8, 2009

To Ban or Not to Ban: A Review of Atrazine from Both Sides of the Atlantic

November 11, 2009

Navigating the Scientific Evidence to Ensure Prevention

October 28, 2009

What Does the Environment Have to Do with Medicine? Reporting Back from a Premier Reproductive Society Conference

October 15, 2009

Late Lessons from Early Warnings: The Precautionary Principle 1896-2000, a Conversation with David Gee

September 22, 2009

Food Matters: The Impact of Food Systems on Public Health

July 28, 2009

Precaution's Reach: A Principle in Action

June 23, 2009

A Common Agenda for Health and the Environment: Goals for the Next Generation and Steps to Get There

June 12, 2009

Ecological Intelligence: A Conversation with Daniel Goleman

April 6, 2009

Battle Scars: Findings from the Federal Report on Gulf War Veterans' Illness

January 29, 2009

Cumulative Risk Assessment: The National Academy of Sciences Report on Phthalates and Male Reproductive Health

September 25, 2008

From Lab to Law: The Phthalates Ban, the Precautionary Principle, and How New Science Becomes New Policy

May 7, 2008

Sick Plastic, Sick People? The Science and Policy of Bisphenol A

April 23, 2008

Right to Know - Right for Health: A Historic Joint Initiative of Major Canadian Health Organizations

November 30, 2007

Interview with Dr. Devra Davis, Epidemiologist and Author of "The Secret History of the War on Cancer"

October 11, 2007

Health and Medicine: the Impacts of Nanotechnology

July 12, 2007

Health, Food and Farm Policy: The Farm Bill and Beyond

July 10, 2007

New Approaches to Toxicity Testing: The New National Academy of Sciences Report

March 8, 2007

CHE Policy Education Call on the OMB Risk Assessment Bulletin

February 26, 2007

Fertile Ground: Highlights of the UCSF-CHE Fertility Summit

January 17, 2007

CHE Policy Education Call: Environmental Health and the New Congress

April 28, 2006

CHE Policy Education Call: Preserving the Integrity of Science: Research and Policy Considerations

March 16, 2006

The Future of the National Children's Study: Science, Priorities, Politics

October 12, 2005

Environmental Health Impacts of Hurricane Katrina

July 19, 2005

Environmental Health Science: Setting the State of the Art

May 18, 2005

Over the Top: The Cumulative Impact of Environmental Health Stressors

January 26, 2005

CHE Year in Review: An Update on the Past Year and Plans for 2005

December 7, 2004

Environmental Health Policy: The Post-Election Landscape

November 16, 2004

True Grit: How Particulate Matter in Air Affects Our Health

October 23, 2003

European Chemical Policy

September 18, 2003

Environmental Exposures of Gulf War and Vietnam Veterans

May 21, 2003

Asthma and the Environment: Science and Policy

September 26, 2002

CHE's First Partnership Call