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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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New Report Outlines Strategy to Secure a Healthier Future for Children

New report on the implications of environmental exposures on children’s health calls for a global movement to protect the future of the world’s youth.

image of three multicultural kids on bright green background

Edible Clays Offer Global Solutions for Exposure to Hazardous Contaminants
NIEHS grantees develop edible clays that bind to pesticides, aflatoxin, and other hazards in the gut to reduce exposure and protect health globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Phillips and his team outside village in Ghana along with the villagers

New Climate, Environment, and Health Seminar Series to Provide Training for NIEHS Staff and Academic Partners
The “Climate, Environment, and Health,” seminar series will provide an ongoing opportunity for NIEHS staff and the broader Global Environmental Health community to receive training on the topic of climate, global environmental changes, and health.

TED Talk: This is Your Brain on Air Pollution
Air pollution knows no borders -- even in your own body, says public health expert María Neira. In this startling talk, she describes how the microscopic particles and chemicals you breathe affect all your major organs (including your brain) and calls on both the public and those in power to take action to stop the sources of pollution.

World and European Climate Organizations Launch E-Waste Online Course
The United Nations Environment Programme, with support from the World Health Organization and European climate organizations, recently launched an online introductory course on managing and recycling e-waste.

COVID-19 Information & Grants of Interest

COVID-19 Information for Global Environmental Health Newsletter Readers and Grants of Interest to GEH researchers.

Upcoming Events

CUGH 2019 Global Health Conference - CANCELLED
April 18-20, 2020
Washington D.C.

GEH Day 2020
July 1, 2020
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice
October 5-9, 2020
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
October 24-28, 2020
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina