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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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Human Health

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., 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,, 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


Calendar of Events        (Updated October 22)

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

Community Conference Call on US EPA's Proposed Air Rules

Wednesday October 22, 2014 • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health: Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health

Wednesday through Friday, October 22 - 24, 2014 • Washington, DC and virtual • at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill

Effects of Housing and Neighborhood on Children

Thursday October 23, 2014 • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern time • Washington, DC and virtual • at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Brooke-Mondale Auditorium Suites A&B, 451 7th Street SW

Risk Assessment and Remediation

Thursday and Friday, October 23 - 24, 2014 • London, United Kingdom • at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series: "The Epidemic of Birth Defects in Iraq: Conversations with an Iraqi Doctor"

Monday October 27, 2014 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Seattle, Washington • at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street

ChemCon The Americas 2014

Tuesday through Thursday, October 28 - 30, 2014 • Chicago, Illinois • at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 North Michigan Avenue

Call for Abstracts
Brownfields 2015 Call for Ideas

Deadline: Monday November 3, 2014

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

Other Event
Public Health Codeathon

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