Global Environmental Health Newsletter
On February 20, 2014, NIEHS and the World Health Organization (WHO) will begin a new chapter in their decades-long partnership. The day will mark the official launch of the NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Center for Environmental Health Science.
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With the NIEHS’s recent designation as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Environmental Health Sciences, the Institute and WHO are celebrating a renewed partnership and looking forward to working together to address pressing global environmental health challenges. In this 3-part series, leaders at the NIEHS and WHO discuss their vision for a fruitful collaboration.
With an estimated 40 million tons of e-waste produced each year, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how exposure to electronic waste (e-waste) affects human health. E-waste presents a unique exposure scenario as people are exposed to a complex mixture of chemicals through multiple exposure routes.
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Training & Capacity Building
Leading global environmental health projects wasn’t new for Christine Marie George, Ph.D., when she became an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University in 2012. As an NIEHS grantee, George had implemented several environmental health intervention projects aimed at reducing exposure to arsenic and improving health of communities in Bangladesh.
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- Both Low and High Temperature May Increase the Risk of Stroke Mortality [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23946311) ]
- Do Environments in Infancy Moderate the Association Between Stress and Inflammation in Adulthood? Initial Evidence From a Birth Cohort in the Philippines [Abstract (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2012.08.010) ] [Full Text (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159112003972) ]
- Enrichment of Arsenic in Surface Water, Stream Sediments and Soils in Tibet [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24367140) ]
- Environmental Chemicals and Type 2 Diabetes: An Updated Systematic Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24114039) ] [Full Text (http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/624/art%253A10.1007%252Fs11892-013-0432-6.pdf?auth66=1392952427_96484542f82932f864a0e6417c0b63cb&ext=.pdf) ]
- Quantitative Metrics of Stove Adoption Using Stove Use Monitors (SUMs) [Full Text (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096195341300319X) ]
The Entire Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku
- Building Resilience: Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk into Development
A new report from the World Bank explores experiences in climate and disaster-resilient development in the context of broader development processes.
- Canadian Environmental Health Atlas (CEHA)
The Canadian Environmental Health Atlas integrates environmental health information into a comprehensive and accessible format to help people understand how health is intrinsically linked with the environment.
- Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis
The final version of the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC was published on 11 November 2013 and is now available.
- Global Development Goals and Linkages to Health and Sustainability: Workshop Summary
A summary report of a three-part webinar series hosted by the Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Innovation Collaborative and sponsored by NIEHS, hich disussed the global development goals with a focus on sustainable development to inform the Rio+20 post-2015 development agenda framework.
- Including Health in Global Frameworks for Development, Wealth, and Climate Change
A summary report of a three-part webinar series hosted by the Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Innovation Collaborative and sponsored by NIEHS, which discussed the role of health in measuring a country's wealth and health goals and indicators.
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
March 3-4, 2014
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
March 5-8, 2014* (Please note date change)
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Yale University, New haven, CT