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2014 Women's Congress for Future Generations

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  1. The Rise of Women in the Environmental Movement

    SEHN Networker Volume 19 (4) Autumn 2014                     So much imagination and intellectual prowess has been devoted to finding technological solutions to climate change. A less visible but emerging set of solutions is being sourced out of people’s experiences of failed governance and public policy. The…Read More →

  2. “Women Are Saying Enough is Enough”

    Read Carolyn Raffensperger’s interview in On the Commons on 2014 Women’s Congress, Pre-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and the power of withdrawing consent. Article is available here. Another article titled “Future First and the Women’s Congress” printed in the Minnesota Women’s Press can be accessed here.

  3. Tools for Addressing Cumulative Impacts on Health Health and the Environment

    “Cumulative impacts” refers to the total harm to human health and the environment resulting from combinations of stressors over time. Cumulative impacts are creating three kinds of effects: degraded ecosystems (such as oceans and boreal forests), human diseases, and disproportionately burdened communities, which are the hallmark of environmental injustice. Read more: Tools for Addressing Cumulative…Read More →

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Recent Blog

  1. Expert panel says further action needed to lower unsafe phthalate levels

    by Ted Schettler MD, MPH Phthalates are a family of chemicals used in many consumer products, mainly as softeners of plastics and sometimes as solvents. As a result, human exposures are ubiquitous. In recent years, many laboratory and epidemiologic studies have shown that some phthalates can cause a variety of adverse health effects. In response,…Read More →

  2. Art is Not Optional

    By Carolyn Raffensperger The first time I realized the impact of the arts on my life as an activist was after a big loss in the Illinois legislature over public lands on Lake Michigan. At the time I was the State Field Representative for the Sierra Club. I had worked hard lobbying to oppose the…Read More →

  3. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

    Another Victory for Cleaner Air Ted Schettler MD, MPH Science and Environmental Health Network   This month the US Court of Appeals in Washington DC upheld EPA’s 2012 decision to tighten air quality standards for fine particulate air pollution (PM 2.5) by lowering the annual average limit from 15 to 12 microgm/m3.[i] The EPA selected…Read More →

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