Environmental Health

October 23, 2011 to October 27, 2011

International Society of Exposure Science 21st Annual Meeting

The 2011 meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science will gather scientists from all over the globe to share current research activities and explore emerging trends in exposure science, defined as "the bridge between environment and health." Early Bird Registration until Friday, September 30


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April 29, 2013 to April 30, 2013

Slow Money 4th National Gathering

This event features dozens of food entrepreneurs who are leading the way rebuilding local food systems around the country, along with many renowned thought leaders in agriculture, investing and philanthropy. Early bird rates available.


"Cancer Alley Case Gets Surprising Support"

"Mossville Louisiana sits in the shadow of 14 petrochemical refineries. When residents felt the US Government wasn’t protecting their right to a healthy environment, they reached past the American regulators, legislators and courts to take their case to the highest human rights court in the western hemisphere."

Source: Living on Earth, 08/01/2011

"No Cell Phone/Children's Cancer Risk? The Media Might Be Wrong"

"The results of an unprecedented study published yesterday in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute have been rocketing around the Internet: 'Study Sees No Cellphone-Cancer Ties' .... [But] at least two prominent environmental health groups believe the study is fundamentally flawed... [and] 'actually quite troubling.'" The study was funded in part by a cell phone industry group."

Source: Atlantic, 07/29/2011

"Only One Deadly Strain of E. Coli Is Illegal"

"The food-safety world knows there are a half-dozen or more lethal forms of E. coli ending up in our meat or on our leafy greens that are so virulent they can send people to the hospital and even kill them. But in the United States only one, E. coli O157:H7, is officially termed an adulterant, meaning any raw ground beef that tests positive for it cannot be sold for human consumption."

Source: USA TODAY, 07/27/2011


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