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.

We work in three areas – science, media and public education – to close the gap between good science and great policy.

EHS partners with organizations such as the Science Communication Network and Advancing Green Chemistry to help researchers 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 news 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
Scientists scramble to understand the invisible world around us. Researchers are uncovering the importance of ​the trillion-plus kinds of ​microbes ​on the planet — even as they worry the richness could be disappearing. May 24, 2017
Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease prevention. National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, National Science Foundation and National Cancer Institute would see cuts under President Trump's 2018 proposed budget. May 24, 2017
Long taboo, expert says Japan must examine male infertility amid falling birthrate. In mid-December, when news emerged that the number of newborn babies in Japan in 2016 would likely fall below 1 million for the first time since the government started collecting data in 1899, it sparked a renewed debate on how to reverse the downtrend in the fertility rate. May 24, 2017
Plastic trash rides ocean currents to the Arctic. Scientists track tiny pieces of trash at the top of the world. May 24, 2017
World Health Organization gets first leader from Africa. Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head agency amid calls for reform. May 24, 2017
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The Daily Climate
Scientists scramble to understand the invisible world around us. Researchers are uncovering the importance of ​the trillion-plus kinds of ​microbes ​on the planet — even as they worry the richness could be disappearing. May 24, 2017
Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease prevention. National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, National Science Foundation and National Cancer Institute would see cuts under President Trump's 2018 proposed budget. May 24, 2017
Gov. Brown's 'environmental justice' tour of southeast L.A. shows growing influence of polluted neighborhoods. Gov. Jerry Brown slipped quietly into southeast Los Angeles County on Tuesday to tour some of California’s most polluted neighborhoods. May 24, 2017
EPA gives to toxics with one hand what it takes from climate. Climate change’s loss at the EPA has been a boon to its chemicals work, which has been the recipient of funds previously earmarked for greenhouse gases. May 24, 2017
VIDEO: Munich set to ban 'dirty diesels.' To fight air pollution, Munich may soon implement bans on diesel vehicles in the city center. This leaves car dealers with vehicles no one wants to buy. And local taxi drivers fear their business may take a hit. May 24, 2017
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