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
Texas freezes agency's funding after air pollution data released. A few casual words and the early release of some scientific data have cost the San Antonio region much-needed state funds to battle its growing air pollution problem. The misstep, which appears to have been unintentional, highlights the sensitivity of studying oil and gas pollution in business-friendly Texas. Apr 23, 2014
New map could refocus California's pollution battles. The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks. Apr 23, 2014
US urged to tackle lead in aviation gasoline. Consumer advocates, public health workers and environmental groups here are calling on the federal government to take a formal step towards regulating the use of lead in aviation gasoline, despite a failure to do so for nearly two decades. The United States is one of the few countries that continue to allow the use of lead in aviation gasoline. Apr 23, 2014
Suit alleges shoe boxes contain ingredient in rat repellent. A major manufacturer of anti-fungal products has filed suit in Los Angeles against a competitor, contending that hundreds of thousands of shoe boxes coming into U.S. ports each day could contain a chemical used in rat repellent. Apr 23, 2014
One man's obsession with EPA and toxic waste in his neighborhood leads all the way to the Supreme Court. For most of the past decade, Tate MacQueen has dedicated himself to getting toxic waste left in his Asheville, N.C., neighborhood cleaned up. MacQueen isn't just angry with the former owner of the facility, CTS Corp, but also EPA, which he says has criminally mismanaged the site. Apr 23, 2014
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The Daily Climate
Texas freezes agency's funding after air pollution data released. A few casual words and the early release of some scientific data have cost the San Antonio region much-needed state funds to battle its growing air pollution problem. The misstep, which appears to have been unintentional, highlights the sensitivity of studying oil and gas pollution in business-friendly Texas. Apr 23, 2014
Brushing teeth with sewer water next step as Texas faces drought. Wichita Falls, a city of more than 104,000, suffering the worst drought on record, is about to become the first place in the U.S. to treat sewage and pump it directly back to residents. Apr 23, 2014
In South Carolina, leaders reconsider drilling along the coastline. The push to start drilling in the Atlantic Ocean is gaining momentum and dividing people along the grand coast of South Carolina, where some local leaders fear what it could mean for tourism. Apr 23, 2014
Want to stop climate change? Take the fossil fuel industry to court. Big Carbon is thought to be taking climate-change lawsuits very seriously - especially after a federal appeals court found in 2005 that U.S. cities and even individuals suffering economic and other damages from climate change had standing to sue under the National Environmental Policy Act. Apr 23, 2014
Better climate data could help Tanzania curb malaria. Tanzania is enlisting climate data in a new approach to curbing malaria. Enhancing National Climate Services is designed to identify long-term drivers of the disease by compiling historical climate data and making it available for analysis by health policy-makers. Apr 23, 2014
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