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
Epigenetic marks may help assess toxic exposure risk — someday. Nearly everything people do, eat or come into contact with can change them in little ways — sometimes with big consequences. Dec 09, 2016
Leaded gas was a known poison the day it was invented. For most of the mid-twentieth century, lead gasoline was considered normal. But lead is a poison, and burning it has had dire consequences. Dec 09, 2016
Trump transition team for Energy Department seeks names of employees involved in climate meetings. The Trump transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials there to identify which department employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut the nation’s carbon output. Dec 09, 2016
We helped residents near a fracking site test their air quality. Here’s what we found. James Moore had grown so accustomed to the sound of shale drilling, that when it stopped, it weirded him out. Dec 09, 2016
These fish evolved to live in extremely toxic water. Minnow-like Atlantic killifish spend their entire lives swimming in a toxic stew of chemicals in some of the United States’ most polluted waters. Now scientists have figured out why they are not just surviving, but thriving. Dec 09, 2016
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The Daily Climate
Trump transition team for Energy Department seeks names of employees involved in climate meetings. The Trump transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials there to identify which department employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut the nation’s carbon output. Dec 09, 2016
Does it matter if Donald Trump has a science adviser? His plans for the job are a mystery, but past presidents have used their chief scientific aide in a number of ways. Dec 09, 2016
High-resolution satellite images capture stunning view of Earth's changing waters. An unprecedented mapping project shows the elusive patterns of Earth's surface water over 30 years. Dec 09, 2016
Thousands of invisible oil spills are destroying the Gulf. Every year thousands of oil and chemical spills occur in waters around the country, but unless you live in a highly impacted area like Louisiana, you probably only hear about a handful of them. Dec 09, 2016
After the flames, ‘mountain tough’ Gatlinburg looks to the future. As two wildfires that nearly destroyed this tourist town continue to smolder in the surrounding mountains, officials vowed to reopen for business Friday. Dec 09, 2016
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