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Preventing Disease through Healthy Environments: New World Health Organization Study Quantifies Impacts and Identifies Solutions
A recent World Health Organization publication offers data about deaths caused by the environment and potential solutions to reduce mortality.

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Poor Sanitation Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in India
Sanitation practices such as open defecation are associated with an elevated risk of adverse birth outcomes in rural India, according to a unique recent study published in PLOS Medicine.

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Building Global Capacity and Training to Support Household Air Pollution Research
Two programs seek to understand and address household air pollution issues resulting from cooking while building research capacity in low- and middle-income countries.

Economic Costs of Childhood Lead Exposure in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
A new map from New York University reflects the results of research that estimates the economic costs linked to childhood lead exposure in low- and middle-income countries.

Children's Cohort Studies

Explore cohort studies from around the world organized by participants in the WHO-Collaborating Centre Network for Children’s Environmental Health.

Upcoming Events

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

International Society of Exposure Science Annual Meeting 2016
October 9-13, 2016
International Society of Exposure Science Annual Meeting 2016: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health and the Environment

Global Environmental Health Day at NIEHS
June 29, 2016
Environmental Health: Inter-linkages among the Environment, Chemicals and Infectious Agents

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
October 29 - November 2, 2016
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health

28th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
September 1-4, 2016
28th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology: Old and New Risks: Challenges for Environmental Epidemiology