2010: Environmental Health Highlights of the Year

December 8, 2010
1:00 pm US Eastern Time

Slides & Resources

Ted Schettler's Best of Environmental Health 2010

The effect of climate change on oceans:


Cancer and the Environment:

Pete Myers's Best of Environmental Health 2010

New Research on BPA

New Research on Obesogens:

Peggy Shepard's Best of Environmental Health 2010

Gulf Oil Spill:

CHE hosted two calls addressing the Gulf Oil Spill this year:

Environmental Hazards and Children's Health

Additional Resources

Ocean acidification: Visit the Daily Climate website

Epigenetics: Visit Environmental Health News for an archived list of studies and reports related to epigenetics

Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Visit Environmental Health News for an archived list of studies and reports related to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Listen to Recording

For our last CHE partner call of the year, we invited three national leaders to highlight what they think have been the top two or three research studies, reports, policy actions, seminal events, etc. in environmental health and justice in 2010—and why. We also invite YOU to send in your thoughts on what have been prominent highlights or turning points (positive or challenging) during this past year and why. To offer your contributions, visit the CHE blog.

Featured Speakers

Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, is the Science Director for the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN). Dr. Schettler is co-author of Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment, which examines reproductive and developmental health effects of exposure to a variety of environmental toxicants. He is also co-author of In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, which discusses the impact of environmental exposures on neurological development in children, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging: With a Closer Look at Alzheimer' and Parkinson's Diseases.

Pete Myers, PhD, is founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences. Along with co-authors Dr. Theo Colborn and Dianne Dumanoski, Myers wrote Our Stolen Future, a book (1996) that explores the scientific basis of concern for how contamination threatens fetal development. He has published the website OurStolenFuture.org since that book was published, synthesizing hundreds of scientific articles about endocrine disruption to make them accessible to the media and the lay public. Myers is now actively involved in primary research on the impacts of endocrine disruption on human health.

Peggy Shepard, is executive director and co-founder of WE ACT For Environmental Justice. Founded in 1988 in West Harlem, WE ACT works to build community power to improve environmental health, policy and protection in communities of color. She is a recipient of the 10th Annual Heinz Award For the Environment, and the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health in 2004. She is a member of the National Children’s Study Federal Advisory Committee to the National Institutes of Health.

The call was moderated by Steve Heilig, CHE Director of Public Health and Education.