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
Trumpworld prepares to hammer the EPA. We got a sneaky look at the Trump transition team's EPA "agency action" plan. It's the guiding (aspirational) document written by Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Jan 23, 2017
Polar bear cubs at high risk from toxic industrial chemicals, despite bans. A new study shows polar bears’ bodies hold toxic chemicals originally made in distant factories, substances that threaten adult bears’ health at a level 100 times greater than the acceptable threshold of risk for humans. For cubs, the risk is more than 1,000 times that threshold. Jan 23, 2017
South Georgia storms kill 16; suspected tornado reported in Albany . Violent storms killed at least 16 people in southern Georgia Sunday, including seven residents of a single trailer park in rural Cook County, and injured at least 23. Jan 23, 2017
What happens after Standing Rock? Protesters from afar didn’t just take a stand in North Dakota — they brought the movement back home. Jan 23, 2017
Contaminated soil: Digging up the past, finding fear in Geneva. For the majority of their 3-year-old son's life, Geneva city residents Jeff and Kara Helstrom searched for what was causing the elevated levels of lead in their little boy's body. Jan 23, 2017
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The Daily Climate
Polar bear cubs at high risk from toxic industrial chemicals, despite bans. A new study shows polar bears’ bodies hold toxic chemicals originally made in distant factories, substances that threaten adult bears’ health at a level 100 times greater than the acceptable threshold of risk for humans. For cubs, the risk is more than 1,000 times that threshold. Jan 23, 2017
South Georgia storms kill 16; suspected tornado reported in Albany . Violent storms killed at least 16 people in southern Georgia Sunday, including seven residents of a single trailer park in rural Cook County, and injured at least 23. Jan 23, 2017
What happens after Standing Rock? Protesters from afar didn’t just take a stand in North Dakota — they brought the movement back home. Jan 23, 2017
Peering into China’s thick haze of air pollution. Scientists are teasing out which emissions contribute most and the chemical reactions that create smog filled with particulates. Jan 23, 2017
Doomsday prep for the super-rich. Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization. Jan 23, 2017
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