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
University of North Carolina scientists trace autism 'pathway' from gene to brain. There is much that scientists don’t know about autism. Aug 27, 2015
Fund that covers 9/11 survivors like 'Dust Lady' is due to expire. The stomach cancer that killed 9/11 survivor Marcy Borders is one of dozens of illnesses covered by a federal fund for survivors of the attack and disaster that followed. Aug 27, 2015
Corruption, death and tin mining. Tin is a way of life on the Indonesian islands of Bangka and Belitung. Aug 27, 2015
Monsanto's bid to become a pesticide giant is, thankfully, dead. A merger with rival Syngenta could have created a monster. Aug 27, 2015
Wider Exide contamination hasn't sparked more blood lead tests. The news that many more homes may be contaminated with lead from the shuttered battery recycler has not created greater interest in a free blood lead testing program. Aug 27, 2015
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The Daily Climate
Ocean warming and acidification needs more attention, argues US. The US government has urged the international community to focus more on the impact of climate change on the oceans, amid growing concern over changes affecting corals, shellfish and other marine life., The US government has urged the international community to focus more on the impact of climate change on the oceans. Aug 27, 2015
Fracking-induced quakes in BC are among largest on record. At least two earthquakes in British Columbia over the past year – including one last week – are among the largest ever caused by natural gas fracking in North America and were both strong enough to force temporary shutdowns of operations., At least two earthquakes in British Columbia over the past year are among the largest ever caused by natural gas fracking in North America. Aug 27, 2015
In smog rule fight, industry groups make their push in purple states. A methodical ad campaign targets swing states on controversial ozone regulation. Aug 27, 2015
The battle to protect Alaska’s great wildlife sanctuary. As Barack Obama opens up the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling, how can this pristine wilderness withstand the human hunger for fossil fuels? Aug 27, 2015
Attorney hounding climate scientists covertly funded by coal industry. Christopher Horner, an attorney who claims that the Earth is cooling, who often derides scientists as “communists” and frauds. New court documents reveal one source of Horner’s funding: big coal. Aug 27, 2015
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