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Research Explores Link Between Global Wildfires, Climate Change, and Human Health
During the 2018 wildfire season, the northern hemisphere experienced wildfires on an unprecedented scale. Globally, these wildfires have resulted in far-reaching human health impacts.

Photograph of ridgeline on fire

New Study Finds Ozone Pollution Reduces Global Wheat Productivity
Increased levels of ozone pose both direct and indirect threats to the environment and human health. A new study, looking at the global impacts of ozone on crop productivity, finds ozone pollution reduces global wheat yield.

Graphic of world map showing color coded production loss for wheat

U.S.-India Partnership Supports Health Sector Adaptation in the Face of Changing Climate
The NIEHS-supported Understanding Climate Change & Health Associations in India initiative seeks to address environmental health problems in India by helping the country’s human health sector prepare and adapt to potential effects of climate change.

The Weight of Numbers: Air Pollution and PM2.5
Undark and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting visited seven countries on five continents, rich and poor, north and south, to examine the impacts of this sort of air pollution on the lives of everyday people, and to uncover what’s being done — or not — to address this ambient and ultimately controllable killer.

E-waste, Children’s Health and Disaster Research Response Highlighted by NIEHS at ISEE ISES 2018 Meeting

NIEHS researchers and staff, as well as public health leaders from around the world brought a wealth of scientific findings and expertise to the Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology in late August.

Grants and Funding

Grants of interest to GEH researchers

Upcoming Events

WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health
October 30 - November 1, 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

American Public Health Association Meeting and Expo
November 10 - 14, 2018
San Diego, California

American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
January 6 - 10, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona

Triangle Global Health Consortium Career Day
February 1, 2019
Research Triangle Park, NC

CUGH 2019 Global Health Conference
March 8 - 10, 2019
Chicago, Illinois

GHIC 2019: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 13 - 14, 2019
Yale University, New Haven, CT