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
Hundreds of wastewater treatment plants discharge pollutants into NE Ohio lakes, rivers. Violators represent about 60 percent of the certified wastewater treatment plants in Northeast Ohio, according to data obtained from the U.S. EPA's Discharge Monitoring Report web site. Sep 25, 2017
Deaths of farmworkers in cow manure ponds put oversight of dairy farms into question. New safety concerns have emerged as dairy farms across the U.S. have transitioned from family operations into big businesses involving thousands of cows and massive machinery. Sep 25, 2017
Puerto Rico’s agriculture and farmers devastated by Maria. In a matter of hours, Hurricane Maria wiped out about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico — making it one of the costliest storms to hit the island’s agriculture industry. Sep 25, 2017
Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation. Four days after Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico in a communications and power blackout, some regions outside of San Juan remained completely disconnected from the rest of the island — and the world. Sep 25, 2017
Weakened dam looms as latest threat to Puerto Rico after hurricane. A dam in Puerto Rico weakened by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a flood threat to thousands of homes downstream as the storm-battered U.S. island territory struggled through a fifth day with virtually no electricity. Sep 25, 2017
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The Daily Climate
Puerto Rico’s agriculture and farmers devastated by Maria. In a matter of hours, Hurricane Maria wiped out about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico — making it one of the costliest storms to hit the island’s agriculture industry. Sep 25, 2017
Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation. Four days after Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico in a communications and power blackout, some regions outside of San Juan remained completely disconnected from the rest of the island — and the world. Sep 25, 2017
Weakened dam looms as latest threat to Puerto Rico after hurricane. A dam in Puerto Rico weakened by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a flood threat to thousands of homes downstream as the storm-battered U.S. island territory struggled through a fifth day with virtually no electricity. Sep 25, 2017
Harvey victims wear wristbands to track chemical exposure. As residents return to their homes, questions are arising about the possible health effects of exposure to contaminated floodwater and airborne exposures to health hazards such as mold. Sep 25, 2017
EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won’t say from where. The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. Sep 25, 2017
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