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
A disaster years in the making. A cascade of errors led to catastrophe at the West Point treatment plant. Sheer luck spared workers’ lives. Apr 30, 2017
Scientists should just be political. The sorrow of the March for Science did not hit me until I saw a photo from it—an older woman standing next to a homemade sign adorned with Ms. Frizzle. Apr 30, 2017
Thousands march in Washington, D.C. heat to demand Trump act on climate change. While thousands of protestors swarmed the White House, Trump tweeted. Apr 30, 2017
Slathering on sunscreen at the beach? It may be destroying coral reefs. Studies show that oxybenzone, a common chemical found particularly in spray-on sunscreens, contributes to coral bleaching and leaves reefs deformed. Apr 30, 2017
TED Radio Hour, Series 4, Anthropocene. Guy Raz explores whether we are in a new geological age created by human activity? What does that mean for our future? Apr 30, 2017
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The Daily Climate
Scientists should just be political. The sorrow of the March for Science did not hit me until I saw a photo from it—an older woman standing next to a homemade sign adorned with Ms. Frizzle. Apr 30, 2017
Thousands march in Washington, D.C. heat to demand Trump act on climate change. While thousands of protestors swarmed the White House, Trump tweeted. Apr 30, 2017
Slathering on sunscreen at the beach? It may be destroying coral reefs. Studies show that oxybenzone, a common chemical found particularly in spray-on sunscreens, contributes to coral bleaching and leaves reefs deformed. Apr 30, 2017
TED Radio Hour, Series 4, Anthropocene. Guy Raz explores whether we are in a new geological age created by human activity? What does that mean for our future? Apr 30, 2017
Living on Earth: This Week's Show. The traveler's guide to space, wolves under the gun, marching for science, and much more. Apr 30, 2017
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