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Consensus Statements

The consensus statements below summarize conclusions agreed upon by a large number of scientists, health professionals and/or health advocates, based on a concerted review of  scientific research. All consensus statements result from collaborative efforts; on these statements, CHE spearheaded the process. See statements from other entities, many of which also involved CHE collaboration, on our Resolutions and Statements webpage.

 

CHE

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment Consensus Statement (in Spanish)
signed by more than 4700 partners
cancer

Cancer

CHE Consensus Statement on Cancer and the Environment, 2008
Developed by the CHE Cancer Working Group, now the CHE Cancer ScienceServ

Consensus Statement on Breast Cancer and the Environment, 2006
Developed by the CHE Working Group on Breast Cancer, now the CHE Cancer ScienceServ

pregnancy

Fertility and Reproductive Health

Vallombrosa Consensus Statement on Environmental Contaminants and Human Fertility Compromise, 2005 (in Spanish) from the CHE Fertility/Early Pregnancy Compromise Working Group, now the CHE Reproductive Health ScienceServ

LDD

Learning and Developmental Disabilities

Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents
Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
, 2008

Policy Implications Based on the Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2008
Developed by the CHE Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative, now the CHE Learning and Developmental Disabilities ScienceServ

A 2010 article in the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability summarizes and updates these two statements: Scientific and policy statements on environmental agents associated with neurodevelopmental disorders (subscription required).

Resolution of the Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative, 2003

Parkinson's disease

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Consensus Statement on Parkinson's Disease and the Environment, 2008
Developed by the CHE Parkinson's Disease Working Group, which has since become the CHE Healthy Aging ScienceServ, and Parkinsons Action Network

EMFs

Radiation

DRAFT Consensus Statement on Electromagnetic Radiation, 2006
Developed by the CHE Working Group on Electromagnetic Fields, now the CHE EMF ScienceServ

 

 Image credits:

  1. Cancer: Andréia Bohner at Creative Commons
  2. Fertility and reproductive health: Dr Dawn Tames at Creative Commons
  3. Learning and developmental disabilities: Susana Fernandez at Creative Commons
  4. Neurodegenerative diseases: Greg Balzer at Creative Commons
  5. Radiation: Tim Anderson at Creative Commons