Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health Sciences is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2002 to increase public understanding of the scientific links between environmental factors and human health.

EHS partners with two organizations, the Science Communication Network and Advancing Green Chemistry, to oversee the Science Communication Fellows program. Every year since 2007, the program hosts 10 outstanding researchers to develop the skills needed to present and communicate the complexities of environmental health to the public.

In partnership with Advancing Green Chemistry, EHS is developing tools and protocols that will help chemists reduce the likelihood that new chemicals they are bringing to market will be hazardous.

From its base in Charlottesville, Virginia, EHS also publishes two websites, Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate. Edited by a team of experienced, award-winning journalists and environmental health experts, EHN and TDC offer original reporting and compile news stories from around the world to give a comprehensive daily look at the vital issues in science, environment and health.

Current News

Environmental Health News
Solar lights a healthy – and empowering – path in disasters. Clean energy's gains in technology and price offer hope and normalcy to those caught in strife and disaster, especially the world's 50 million refugees. Feb 27, 2015
The Keystone XL debate shows how radically climate politics has shifted since 2008. It's surprising that Keystone XL went from a little-noticed pipeline to the biggest energy issue in politics. Feb 26, 2015
Politics, science, and public attitudes: What we’re learning, and why it matters. The bad news is that everybody does it. The good news is that social scientists are making progress in understanding why people ignore solid scientific evidence in deciding what they think about all manner of science-based issues. Feb 26, 2015
Chemical in BPA-free products linked to irregular heartbeats. New research published Thursday suggests that an ingredient that has replaced BPA in many items may have a similar effect on the heart. Feb 26, 2015
Exposure to small particle pollution linked to heart-disease death. Data from about 8,000 women living in the Sacramento metropolitan area were used in a major study - released Wednesday - that linked death from heart disease to exposure to soot found in car exhaust, cooking smoke and diesel pollution. Feb 26, 2015
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The Daily Climate
Solar lights a healthy – and empowering – path in disasters. Clean energy's gains in technology and price offer hope and normalcy to those caught in strife and disaster, especially the world's 50 million refugees. Feb 27, 2015
The Keystone XL debate shows how radically climate politics has shifted since 2008. It's surprising that Keystone XL went from a little-noticed pipeline to the biggest energy issue in politics. Feb 26, 2015
Politics, science, and public attitudes: What we’re learning, and why it matters. The bad news is that everybody does it. The good news is that social scientists are making progress in understanding why people ignore solid scientific evidence in deciding what they think about all manner of science-based issues. Feb 26, 2015
Young Indians learn to fight pollution to save lives. A new study, published Saturday in the Economic & Political Weekly, shows that 660 million people — half the population — live in areas where fine particulate matter pollution is above levels considered safe under Indian standards. Feb 26, 2015
Hyperloop’s 1st home may be Central Valley eco-utopia. Elon Musk’s “hyperloop” system for high-speed travel may debut in a long-planned, solar-powered city that a former book publisher wants to build from scratch in the Central Valley. Feb 26, 2015
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