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
Opinion: In meme-moriam. This weekend, America will pause to honor the thousands of men and women who fought and died to preserve ExxonMobil’s First Amendment rights, and protect it from the tyranny of justice. Or at least that’s the way a lot of Congressional leaders and climate deniers are playing it. May 28, 2016
Study linking tumors in rats to cellphones raises a host of questions. A new federal study has preliminarily concluded that radiation from cellphones appears to increase the risk that laboratory rats will develop certain cancers, a finding that could revive questions about the safety of the devices. May 28, 2016
Zika fears prompt 150 public health experts to call for olympics to be moved from Rio. A group of 150 prominent scientists, doctors and medical ethicists have signed a letter calling for this summer's Olympic Games to be postponed or moved from Rio de Janeiro due to the ongoing Zika virus outbreak in Brazil. May 28, 2016
Heavy rain, floods, leave Houston residents stuck. Cody Munlin usually takes his custom blue Jeep with 52-inch tires for a spin at an off-road park, but Friday morning the super-sized sport utility vehicle made several rescues through 4-foot flood water in Magnolia. May 28, 2016
Beth Parke to step down as SEJ Executive Director, leaving a 25-year legacy. The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Board of Directors today announced Beth Parke’s intent to step down from her role as executive director by early 2017, marking more than two decades of remarkable service. May 28, 2016
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The Daily Climate
Opinion: In meme-moriam. This weekend, America will pause to honor the thousands of men and women who fought and died to preserve ExxonMobil’s First Amendment rights, and protect it from the tyranny of justice. Or at least that’s the way a lot of Congressional leaders and climate deniers are playing it. May 28, 2016
Zika fears prompt 150 public health experts to call for olympics to be moved from Rio. A group of 150 prominent scientists, doctors and medical ethicists have signed a letter calling for this summer's Olympic Games to be postponed or moved from Rio de Janeiro due to the ongoing Zika virus outbreak in Brazil. May 28, 2016
Heavy rain, floods, leave Houston residents stuck. Cody Munlin usually takes his custom blue Jeep with 52-inch tires for a spin at an off-road park, but Friday morning the super-sized sport utility vehicle made several rescues through 4-foot flood water in Magnolia. May 28, 2016
Beth Parke to step down as SEJ Executive Director, leaving a 25-year legacy. The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Board of Directors today announced Beth Parke’s intent to step down from her role as executive director by early 2017, marking more than two decades of remarkable service. May 28, 2016
The NASW and the looming rift in science journalism. The National Association of Science Writers (NASW), founded in 1934 as one of the nation’s first professional journalism organizations, is in the midst of an existential crisis, and a report released this week suggests that the internal strife could well tear it apart. May 28, 2016
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