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
Reflections upon the death of a hero, Dr. Herbert Needleman. The passing of a great doctor and a fine American who shined a light on the injustice of lead poisoning. Jul 21, 2017
Kaboom town. The U.S. military burns millions of pounds of munitions in a tiny, African-American corner of Louisiana. The town’s residents say they’re forgotten in the plume. Jul 21, 2017
Open burns, ill winds. The Pentagon’s handling of munitions and their waste has poisoned millions of acres, and left Americans to guess at the threat to their health. Jul 21, 2017
The women confronting California’s farm conditions. Female farmworkers face sexual assault, pesticide exposure and low wages. Jul 21, 2017
Trump’s EPA Chemical Safety nominee was in the “business of blessing” pollution. Michael Dourson's company was picked by DuPont for its ability to “assemble a package and then sell this to EPA, or whomever we desired.” Jul 21, 2017
The Daily Climate
The strange legal battle that is pitting Trump’s secretaries of the Treasury and State against each other. The Treasury has fined ExxonMobil $2 million for agreements signed with a Russian businessman when Rex Tillerson was the company’s CEO. Jul 21, 2017
Texas and federal regulators failed to crack down on polluters, lawsuits say. An environmental group that recently slammed state regulators for failing to punish illegal polluters is now suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not cracking the whip on Texas regulators. Jul 21, 2017
Antarctica′s Larsen C ice shelf: New rift detected. Where a trillion-ton iceberg calved last week, researchers have detected a new rift. The concern is that the Larsen C ice shelf will destabilize and collapse, releasing glacial ice into the sea. Jul 21, 2017
Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn. In dozens of locations along the state's 1,350-mile coastline, sea level rise is no longer an esoteric discussion or a puzzle for future generations to solve. It's happening now and is forecast to worsen over the next 20 to 30 years. Jul 21, 2017
Trump outlines deregulation agenda. The White House this morning released the new administration's first regulatory plan, a sweeping survey for all federal agency actions. Jul 21, 2017