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
Code rouge: Cracking the case of the counterfeit makeup. The products often come from moonshine-style operations, with mud-caked floors and open vats of dye, and can contain paint thinner, mercury, carcinogens, and dangerous levels of bacteria. Feb 23, 2017
Study builds argument that infections may cause autism. A study released Wednesday supports the argument that infections during pregnancy may cause some cases of autism. Feb 23, 2017
Doubling up healthy, local produce at California groceries. A program launched this month in Northern California aims to make buying local fruits and vegetables in grocery stores more affordable for low-income shoppers. Feb 23, 2017
CVS removes artificial trans fats from its food brands. CVS Health Corp said its pharmacy chain had removed artificial trans fats, which have been linked to rising rates of heart diseases, from its store-branded food products well ahead of a June 2018 federal deadline. Feb 23, 2017
Desert people evolve to drink water poisoned with deadly arsenic. People in a south American desert have evolved to detoxify potentially deadly arsenic that laces their water supply. Feb 23, 2017
The Daily Climate
Emails reveal EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s dirty dealings with oil and gas industry. Newly released documents reveal another example of industry operatives drafting and editing text the former Oklahoma attorney general submitted to a federal agency. Feb 23, 2017
Dakota pipeline protest camp: Ten arrested, dozens more believed to remain after evacuation deadline. North Dakota's governor said authorities plan to enter the camp Thursday morning and that people remaining will be considered trespassing. Feb 23, 2017
Senate panel passes protest bill over tribes' objections. The bill would create new trespassing penalties and make it a crime to obstruct highways. Feb 23, 2017
Small farmers play big role in felling Peru rainforest. Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon has risen this century, with small farmers behind most of the cutting, according to a new analysis of satellite maps. Feb 23, 2017
Crowd boos as Virginia lawmaker says 'rich people' like clean air. A conservative Virginia Republican said he supports some U.S. EPA efforts and believes the climate is changing during a boisterous town hall last night in a rural part of the state. Feb 23, 2017