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
House bill strengthening regulation of chemicals nears passage. The House is expected to pass landmark environmental legislation Tuesday that for the first time since Gerald Ford was president would toughen regulation of thousands of industrial chemicals in everyday use, many of which currently receive little federal scrutiny. May 24, 2016
Did Flint's water crisis lead to more miscarriages? Studies suggest even low levels of lead exposure can hurt a fetus’ development in the womb. And for months now, the state health department has been looking into whether the Flint water crisis caused problems with pregnancies. May 24, 2016
The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans. Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do about it. May 24, 2016
Peru declares emergency over mercury contamination in Amazon. The Peruvian government has declared a state of emergency in 11 towns in the Madre de Dios region bordering Brazil after found officials alarmingly high levels of mercury, a harmful heavy metal used in gold mining. May 24, 2016
The toxic toll of Indonesia's gold mines. More than a million small-scale miners in this island nation are poisoned, which is leaving children with crippling birth defects. May 24, 2016
The Daily Climate
The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans. Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do about it. May 24, 2016
Dogs as sentinels: Blue-green algae brings toxic mystery to Minn. waters. Across Minnesota each summer, sky-blue waters transform into pea-green soup. It's happening more often -- and farther north -- than ever before, suggesting that climate change is a key player. May 24, 2016
Here’s the email that led to the resignation of Pennsylvania’s environmental secretary. Former Pennsylvania DEP Secretary John Quigley resigned last week following controversy over an email he sent to environmental advocacy groups. May 24, 2016
VIDEO: Can China's futuristic 'straddling bus' finally become a reality? First dreamed up in 1969, the bus may help Chinese cities ease traffic and curb air pollution. May 24, 2016
Beijing to adopt China's tightest fuel standards by January. Beijing plans to roll out China's tightest fuel standards by January 2017, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday citing the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, as the smog-choked city aims to drastically cut vehicle emission. May 24, 2016