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NIEHS Launches New Collaboration with the World Health Organization


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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A New Chapter in NIEHS-WHO Collaboration

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.

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E-waste: An Emerging Health Risk

boy sitting in e-waste

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

Christine Marie George: Working for Safe Drinking Water in Bangladesh

Christine Marie George

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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Health Effects and Mitigation of Arsenic: Current Research Efforts and Future Directions

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
March 3-4, 2014

Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate, and Energy Conference

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March 5-8, 2014* (Please note date change)

World Health Summit

Sao Paulo, Brazil
April 6-8

Global Health and Innovation Conference 2014

Yale University, New haven, CT
April 12-13