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
SA faces much more serious problem of indoor air pollution. The South African population faces a far more serious problem of indoor pollution compared to outdoor pollution‚ according to a new study by the Institute of Race Relations. Sep 28, 2016
As drought grips Iran, farmers lament loss of a way of life. Environmental mismanagement, water overuse, the pressures of population growth and a government more concerned with security and economic challenges have exacerbated Iran’s agricultural problems. Sep 28, 2016
Flawed CDC report left Indiana children vulnerable to lead poisoning. In this industrial northwest Indiana city, hundreds of families who live in a gated public housing community with prim lawns and a new elementary school next door are searching for new homes. Their own places have been marked for demolition. Sep 28, 2016
As foreign plants spread, you can’t see the forest for the weeds. Scientists say the rampant spread of nonnative vegetation portends a dramatic transformation of the landscape, with worrisome implications for the diversity of plant, insect, avian and other animal life in the Bay watershed. Sep 28, 2016
The Deepwater Horizon spill may have caused ‘irreversible’ damage to Gulf Coast marshes. A new study suggests the spill may have permanently marred one of the Gulf shore’s most important ecosystems. Sep 28, 2016
The Daily Climate
The chemistry of a US presidency. Election season sees a chemical industry unenthusiastic about either candidate, and a research community overwhelmingly backing the Democratic nominee. Sep 28, 2016
Climate change: Charting the extraordinary decoupling between GDP and carbon emissions. Producing more stuff takes more energy. Using more energy means more pollution. That statement would once have seemed like common sense. Sep 28, 2016
Diesel scrutiny shifts to London's building sites. Volkswagen's admission it cheated pollution laws has exposed a wider problem of diesel emissions from thousands of generators belching fumes across building sites and countryside. Sep 28, 2016
Federal agencies criticized for not enforcing laws that protect salmon. Salmon populations are struggling on the West Coast despite laws meant to protect them. Some blame the Endangered Species Act, but others say federal agencies are to blame for failing to enforce regulations. Sep 28, 2016
Appeals court considers Obama’s climate change plan. With the Clean Power Plan’s future on the line, a 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struggled to discern whether the proposal goes too far in trying to compel power plants to cut carbon-dioxide emissions. Sep 28, 2016