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Reflecting on Community Action, Time Wasters, and Thinking Outside the Box

by Kenia French, CHEJ Communications Intern As a college student studying environmental science, I find myself constantly inundated with terrifying news about my future. The world’s collapsing if we don’t make sweeping change to the structures of our lives by 2030? Great. We’re posed to lose an obscene amount of [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Reflecting on Community Action, Time Wasters, and Thinking Outside the Box

Sacrifice Zones Illuminate Need for More Comprehensive Public Health Protection

by Summer-Solstice Thomas, CHEJ Science & Tech Intern On Wednesday July 31st, 2019, the morning air in Baytown, Texas filled with black smoke after an explosion the Exxon Mobil Olefins Plant. Nearby residents described the blast as so powerful that their houses shook and their windows rattled. Residents downwind of [...]

By |August 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sacrifice Zones Illuminate Need for More Comprehensive Public Health Protection

Examining the Legacy of Community Activism on Love Canal’s Anniversary

by Liz Goodiel, CHEJ Science & Tech Fellow This Friday, August 2, 2019 marks the anniversary of the historic evacuation of Love Canal. The landmark tragedy sparked an awareness across the nation to the environmental dangers present in everyday communities. The unfortunate reality of this event remains that the Love [...]

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Millennials, Generation Z: if you’re mad climate change deniers are affecting your future, go vote.

by Victoria Chappell, CHEJ Science & Tech Fellow Despite the noticeable effect climate change has on health, the Trump administration has rolled back environmental regulations while promoting fossil fuels and downplaying mentions of climate change on government websites. During the recent June G20 summit that occurred in Osaka, Japan, the [...]

By |July 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Millennials, Generation Z: if you’re mad climate change deniers are affecting your future, go vote.

Climate Change Is A Health Emergency Waiting To Happen

By Sharon Franklin In a recent article from Inside Climate News, by Nina Pullano, U.S. Medical Groups Warn Candidates: Climate Change Is A 'Health Emergency', The American Medical Association and other major health groups are proposing a policy agenda for reducing climate-related health risks.  Those risks include extreme heat waves like [...]

By |July 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Climate Change Is A Health Emergency Waiting To Happen

Building a Kaleidoscope Movement

by Lois Gibbs As we approach the 2020 elections, I am excited about the opportunities to engage in a broader pubic conversation about creating real social change. Elections provide us with opportunities to engage the public in conversations about serious deep changes that are needed, not only environmental and health [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Building a Kaleidoscope Movement

Reflecting on the Meaning of Independence Day Growing Up in Appalachia, Ohio

by Teresa Mills, CHEJ Organizer at Large/Small Grants Coordinator  As a small child growing up in the hills of Appalachia Ohio, I was not aware that communities sponsored July 4th parades, or fireworks.  Our local drive-in theater did shoot off a few fireworks between movies; so my aunt and cousins [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Reflecting on the Meaning of Independence Day Growing Up in Appalachia, Ohio

Our oceans are filled with plastic. Our bodies may be, too

by Kenia French, CHEJ Communications Intern  A study from the University of Victoria found that humans likely consume 74,000-114,000 microplastic particles per year. How does this happen, and what does this mean for our health? What are microplastics and where do they come from?  Every year, between 5 and 14 [...]

By |June 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Our oceans are filled with plastic. Our bodies may be, too
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