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'Cumulative impacts' refers to the total harm to human health and the environment that results from combinations of assaults and stressors over time. The Cumulative Impacts Project is dedicated to promoting science, law, and policy that will reduce cumulative impacts.
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RSSNew in the Collection        (Updated November 6)

Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals

High Throughput Heuristics for Prioritizing Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals. John F.Wambaugh, et al, Environmental Science & Technology, October 13, 2014. For thousands of chemicals with no other information, this approach allows forecasting of average exposure intake of environmental chemicals.

Scope: Human Health

Focus: Tool & resources, Principles, Best practices, Methods, Exposures, Examples

Toxic Chemicals being regulated by the European Union

Calls to Toxic Chemicals Fall on Deaf Ears Around the World. Luke Dale-Harris, Newsweek, October 30, 2014. Endocrine disrupting chemicals are everywhere, found in cosmetics, preservatives, medicines and countless household products such as shampoos and toothpaste, which are used every day by billions of people across the world. Now, for the first time anywhere in the world, the European Union is attempting to regulate them.

Scope: Human Health

Focus: Tool & resources, Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Methods, Exposures, Examples, Decision tools

Sydney's Drinking Water at Risk if Caol Mine Approved.

Sydney's Drinking Water at risk if underground coal mine expansion approved in Lake Cataract catchment, scientists say. Jake Sturmer and Mazoe Ford, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, October 29, 2014. Greater Syndey's drinking water could be at risk if a proposal to expand coal mining operations beneath one of the state's most valuable catchements is approved.

Scope: Communities/Environmental Justice

Focus: Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Decision tools

10 Ways to Save the Great Barrier Reef

10 Ways to Save the Great Barrier Reef. Jon Day,The World Economic Forum, October 28, 2014. Earlier this year a report from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority found that, since 2009, the outlook for the Great Barrier Reef is poor, has worsened over the past five years, and is expected to further deteriorate in the future. The main causes identified by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority are climate change, poor water quality, coastal development, and some impacts from fishing, but the real issue is the cumulative effects of many combined impacts.

Scope: Ecosystems/Climate Change

Focus: Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Decision tools

Climate Change Indicators in the US

Climate Change Indicators in the US. EPA, October 24, 2014. EPA is working with many other organizations to collect and communicate data about climate change. With help from these partners, EPA has compiled the third edition of this report, presenting 30 indicators to help readers understand observed long-term trends related to the causes and effects of climate change.

Scope: Ecosystems/Climate Change

Focus: Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Decision tools

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Calendar of Events        (Updated November 26)

For a complete calendar of events and more information, click here.

Teleconference/Webcast
The First Thousand Days: Chemical Exposure in Early Life and Beyond

Tuesday December 2, 2014 • 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Teleconference/Webcast
BUILD Health Challenge Q&A

Tuesday December 2, 2014 • 2:00 p.m. Eastern time

Training/Workshop
When the Heat Is On: Persuasive Speaking on Environmental Risk, Controversies, and High-Stakes Topics: Parts One and Two

Wednesday and Thursday December 3 - 4, 2014 • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Portland, Oregon • at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center

Conference/Seminar
Third Annual Symposium On Environmental Justice And Environmental Health Disparities

Saturday and Sunday December 6 - 7, 2014 • 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • College Park, Maryland • at the University of Maryland Stamp Student Union

Teleconference/Webcast
Elections and Environmental Health

Tuesday December 9, 2014 • 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Request for Proposals
Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research

Deadline: letters of intent are due Tuesday December 9, 2014

Teleconference/Webcast
Health Effects of Perinatal Exposures to BPA and Other Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): State of the Science and Policy Update

Wednesday December 10, 2014 • 9:00 a.m. Alaska / 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Teleconference/Webcast
The Role of Environmental Exposure in Childhood Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Neurobehavioral Abnormalities in Adolescence

Wednesday December 10, 2014 • 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Teleconference/Webcast
Using TRI to Better Understand Risks of Industrial Pollution

Tuesday December 16, 2014 • noon - 1:30 p.m. Eastern time

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THE CUMULATIVE IMPACTS PROJECT IS
SPONSORED BY THE SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENTAL
HEALTH NETWORK
AND THE COLLABORATIVE
ON HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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