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Health and Environment Projects

The Arc of Life and Health flyer (link to PDF)

For the past 18 years, GBPSR has been a medical community leader in addressing environmental health, beginning with a groundbreaking Human Health and Environment conference organized by Dr. Eric Chivian conducted at MIT in 1992 and attended by over 700. Since then GBPSR has been effectively working to educate the medical community, policy makers and the public about the health consequences of a range of environmental factors.

Our seminal research reports, Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment (1996, and MIT Press, 1999), In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development (2000), and most recently Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging (GBPSR 2008) have provided the scientific groundwork for advocacy campaigns to protect health, and have helped change public policies as well as clinical practice.

We have educated over 10,000 health professionals through our "Out of Harm's Way" education courses. We have continued to break new ground by developing clinical tools on environment and health, such as our Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, featured in a five-state training program, and now available as an online CME course developed in conjunction with the US Centers for Disease Control's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Our Mission

  • To further educate the medical community on the linkages between environmental exposures and health
  • To activate the medical community to protect the environment and public health
  • To provide resources to community groups relating to human health and environmental exposure
  • To participate in public policy debates on public health and environment issues

Our Major Environmental Health Projects

The Arc of Life and Health - GBPSR's seminal research reports
at Risk
In Harm's
Environmental Threats
to Healthy Aging


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