Upcoming CHE Partnership Call

From the Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Dear CHE Partners and Friends:

Please join us for several upcoming important CHE calls covering a range of topics from endocrine disruption (CHE Cafe call) to healthy schools (CHE Alaska call) to international environmental health issues during the October Partnership call with David Gee

CHE Cafe Call with author Douglas Abrams, Eye of the Whale
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 11 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern

Join Elise Miller, CHE Director, for a conversation with Douglas Abrams, author of the newly released novel Eye of the Whale. The novel weaves science throughout the story, addressing important issues of endocrine disruption and toxins. Abrams will talk about his writing process, how he included leading scientists, physicians and others in his research and why he chose to address the issues of endocrine disruption in his work.

Participants do not need to RSVP for this call. Please join the call by using the following dial-in information:

Access code: 198686#


CHE Partnership Call: Late Lessons From Early Warnings: the Precautionary Principle 1896-2000
a conversation with David Gee
Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern

Join CHE on for an international conversation with David Gee, Senior Advisor at the European Environment Agency (EEA). Michael Lerner, President of Commonweal, will discuss with Gee a wide variety of topics of importance to environmental and human health, including chemical science and policy, recent work in the field of EMF science and the far-reaching framework of ecological health and the implications such a framework has for policy changes.

RSVP for this call


CHE Working Groups offer a variety of calls throughout the year to their members. If you are not a member of a particular working group, you are still invited to participate in a call, and we encourage you to consider becoming a member of the working group. For more information on how to participate in a working group contact: [email protected]

Quarterly Working Group Call
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 11 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern
Dial in number: 1-270-400-2000
Access code: 198686#

CHE Alaska
Creating Healthy Schools in Alaska: What You Need to Know to Protect Children from Toxic Exposures
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9 AM Alaska / 10 AM Pacific
To RSVP and receive dial-in information contact Alaska Community Action on Toxics at 907-222-7714 or email [email protected]
More information and background resources

CHE Mental Health and Environment Working Group Call
Friday, October 9, 2009 at 10 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern
Please contact Ed Seliger at NADD for dial in information at [email protected]

CHE Metabolic Syndrome Discussion Group Call
Tuesday, November 3 at 11 AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern
Dial in number: 1-270-400-2000
Access code: 198686#


Northwest Children’s Environmental Health Forum

CHE-WA’s Children’s Environmental Health working group is hosting a Northwest Children’s Environmental Health Forum October 1-2, 2009 at the Tukwila Community Center. Confirmed national speakers include Ted Schettler, MD who will provide an overview of children’s environmental health issues, Shanna Swan, PhD speaking on endocrine disruptors and children’s health, Bruce Lanphear, PhD speaking on neurotoxicants and children’s brain development, and Michael Skinner, PhD addressing multigenerational health impacts linked to environmental exposures.

For more information and to register visit the forum website

Anyone interested in being involved with this event, or who would like to learn more about the efforts of the CHE-WA children’s environmental health working group may contact Margo Young at [email protected], Gail Gensler at [email protected], or Aimee Boulanger at [email protected].

We welcome any questions or feedback you may have about CHE Partnership Calls.


Erika Sanders, Administrative Coordinator
Collaborative on Health and the Environment
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