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Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to
answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals,
and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and
analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.
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- Food and Water Safety September 22, 2014
- Childhood Cancer June 24, 2014
- The Costs of Disease April 18, 2014
- Male Infertility February 26, 2014
- Flame Retardants December 13, 2013
- Risk Assessment and Chemicals November 19, 2013
- Preemption of State Chemical Reform October 18, 2013
- Fracking Revisited August 5, 2013
- Federal Chemical Policy Reform June 28, 2013
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What emerging environmental hazard should be next on the policy agenda?
Molly Rauch, MPH
November 4, 2010
The field of environmental health is crowded with problems demanding our attention. It is impossible to devote clinical, research, and advocacy energies to all of them at once. Clinicians, public health professionals, and environmental scientists have to choose which health threats take priority. They have to focus on the signal above the noise.
This month our experts explain what environmental hazard takes priority for them, and why.
The views expressed in these essays are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Responses: Arlene Blum, Theo Colborn, Devra Davis, Steven G. Gilbert, H. Patricia Hynes