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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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Climate Change and Health Is Highlighted at Global and National Meetings

NIEHS and other federal staff participated in major climate and health-related meetings, including the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s annual meeting and a special session of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.

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Smoke From Wildfires in Alaska May Increase Health Risks for Vulnerable Populations
Study identifies populations in Alaska most at risk of PM2.5 exposure from wildfire smoke.

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Global Health Is Local Health: Assessing the Role of Wildfire Smoke in Driving Adverse Health Outcomes in the San Diego-Tijuana Border Region
Lara Schwarz describes her research to understand impacts of increasingly prevalent and intense wildfires on COVID-19 and other health conditions.

New Podcast: Climate Change and Mental Health
This new GEH Podcast features experts in the United States and Canada discussing the mental health effects of climate change, populations affected, and some response strategies.

NIEHS Supported the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network Framework for Systematic Review
The framework was developed to inform chemical risk assessors of the basic principles of systematic review.

Grants and Funding
Grants of interest to GEH researchers.

Upcoming Events

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
December 13 - 17, 2021
New Orleans, LA and online

American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
January 23 - 27, 2022
Houston, TX and online

61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo
March 27 - 31, 2022
San Diego, CA