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New Report Distills the Science Behind Climate Change Impacts on Health
Earlier this month, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released a new assessment of the public health threat caused by climate change.

Flyer about the impacts of climate change on human health int he United States

Poor Communities Exposed to Elevated Air Pollution Levels
Exposure to air pollution can vary greatly by socioeconomic status, according to a new NIEHS-funded review of existing literature.

WHO Infographic: Who is the most impacted by the environment?

Voices from the Field: Former Schoolmates Leverage Unique Partnerships to Form GeoHealth Hub in Suriname
This month, we sat down with researchers to hear more about a collaborative project in Suriname, the smallest country in South America.

NIEHS Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge
New GEH Chat Podcasts explore how scientists and communities are using innovative data visualization tools to look at flooding in St. Louis, climate change in the Near West neighborhood of Indianapolis, health and resiliency in San Francisco, and extreme heat nationwide.

WHOCC Annual Report

The 2014-2015 NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences Annual Report is now available. The report outlines Centre activities and accomplishments from the past year.

Upcoming Events

The Eighth Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress
November 13-17, 2016
Environmental Health: Inter-linkages among the Environment, Chemicals and Infectious Agents

Water and Health
October 10-14, 2016
The 2016 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, is organized by The Water Institute at UNC

NIEHS 50th Anniversary Celebration
November 1, 2016
NIEHS will celebrate 50 years of environmental health research at NIH.

Global Environmental Health Day at NIEHS
June 29, 2016
NIEHS invites you to its first annual Global Environmental Health Day!

Fifth Conference on Prenatal Programming and Toxicity (PPTOX V)
November 13-16, 2016
This conference focuses on fetal and early postnatal development as the most vulnerable stages of human life.