Climate Change

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Messages for Summer Safety

The summer months present a unique set of environmental health challenges for practitioners to consider. Climbing temperatures awaken a host of public health vectors (animals and insects that can transmit diseases to humans). Public pools…

Does Ending Plastic Pollution Mean the End of Plastic Straws?

For the last 5,000 years, people around the world have been sipping their drinks out of straws. Only recently have straws come under serious debate. The gold and lapis straws of the ancient Sumerians evolved…

Are America’s Local Health Departments Prepared for a Cape Town-level Water Crisis?

Americans currently use about 100 gallons of water per day per person. In Cape Town, South Africa, extreme drought has limited residents to just 13 gallons of water per day since February 1. Depending on rainfall…

UNCOVER EH Needs Your Voice!

UNCOVER EH, an unprecedented needs assessment and horizon scanning opportunity for environmental health (EH) practitioners, has officially kicked off. This is a collaborative effort between the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), Centers for Disease Control…

Deadline Extended: National Environmental Public Health Internship Program

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has extended the deadline for the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP), which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Environmental Health Services Branch.…

The 2017 Lancet Countdown Report: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

The Lancet Countdown tracks progress on health and climate change and provides an independent assessment of the health effects of climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and the health implications of these actions. The Lancet…