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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 October 20)

Impact of pipeline

Army corps eyes impact of pipeline on environment. Joe Mahoney, The Daily Star, October 17, 2014. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has raised new concerns about the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Constitution Pipeline, and is directing the project’s planners to complete provide more data.

Scope: Communities/Environmental Justice

Focus: Best practices, Planning & strategies, Decision tools

Wind farms impact on marine species

Study recommends ongoing assessment of impact of offshore wind farms on marine species. Phys.org, October 16, 2014. As the number and size of offshore wind developments increase, there is a growing need to consider the consequences and impacts on marine species.

Scope: Ecosystems/Climate Change

Focus: Principles, Best practices, Ecosystem, Decision tools

Soda affecting memory in teens

This is your teenager's brain on soda. Gabrielle Canon, Mother Jones, October 10, 2014. Researchers at the University of Southern California recently published a study showing a connection between sugar consumption and memory problems.

Scope: Human Health

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

Bathroom products

Four common bathroom products that are more dangerous than you probably know. Cliff Weathers, Salon.com, October 8, 2014. Along with the chemical hazards you might know about, there are many you may not be aware of. Here's four: antibacterial hand soap, bathroom/baby wipes, lathering shampoos and chemical drain openers.

Scope: Human Health

Focus: Best practices, Planning & strategies, Exposures

Prohibiting Smoking in Public Housing

National and State Cost Savings Associated With Prohibiting Smoking in Subsidized and Public Housing in the United States. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, October 2, 2014. Prohibiting smoking in all US subsidized housing, including public housing, would protect health and could generate substantial societal cost savings.

Scope: Human Health, Communities/Environmental Justice

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

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Calendar of Events        (Updated October 30)

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

Teleconference/Webcast
Designing and Planning for Healthy Cities—A Conversation with Richard Jackson, Tim Beatley and Georges Benjamin

Thursday, October 30, 2014 • 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern time

Call for Abstracts
Brownfields 2015 Call for Ideas

Deadline: Monday November 3, 2014

Other Event
Public Hearing: Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Tuesday November 4, 2014 • Brussels, Belgium • at EESC, Room JDE52, Rue Belliard 99

Teleconference/Webcast
Fracking's Wide Health Impact: From the Ozone to Ground Water and All Those Living in between, a Science Update

Tuesday November 4, 2014 • 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Teleconference/Webcast
Effects of the Built Environment on Maternal and Child Health

Monday November 10, 2014 • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern time

Meeting
Fourth Anniversary Congress

Friday November 14, 2014 • 8:30 a.m. - 5:20 p.m. • Paris, France • at the Maison de l’UNESCO, 125 avenue de Suffren

Other Event
Public Health Codeathon

Friday through Sunday, November 14 - 16, 2014 • New Orleans, Louisiana

Conference/Seminar
APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition

Saturday through Wednesday, November 15 - 19, 2014 • New Orleans, Louisiana

Call for Abstracts
Fifth International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society

Deadline: Tuesday November 18, 2014

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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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