Environment & Human Health (EHHI) is dedicated to protecting human health from environ­mental harms through research, education and the promotion of sound public policies.

Reports to Promote Policy Changes

Wood Smoke

Read how outdoor wood furnaces cause respiratory problems and adverse health effects in neighboring homes.

What should you do when your neighbor's smoke comes onto your property and into your home?

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Artificial Turf

Scientists are increasingly concerned about health hazards associated with exposures to ground-up recycled tires (crumb rubber) used as in-fill in synthetic turf fields and playgrounds.

See the Yale study on chemicals and metals in rubber mulch.

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Cell Phones

EHHI’s report explores what we know about cell phone use, technology, and health effects. Exposures to electro­magnetic radiation are happening in ways never dreamed of before.

What do cell phone exposures mean for human health?

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Pesticides are intentionally toxic substances linked to cancer, birth defects, mutations and other health problems.

Children, infants, and fetuses may be especially vulnerable to adverse health effects.

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Vehicle Exhaust

Although the smell of vehicle exhaust is a normal part of everyday life, our nation is experiencing an epidemic of illnesses made worse by air pollution.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not sufficiently protect air quality.

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Flame Retardants

Found in almost all consumer products, flame-retardants pose special health risks for fetuses, infants, and children.

EHHI recommends sweeping policy changes to protect the public from flame-retardants.

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Childhood Obesity

Obesity and overweight prevalence is at least 15 percent for all children and adolescents, and higher than 30 percent in some populations.

Learn about EHHI's successful legislative efforts to protect children's health.

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Harmful Plastics

Two plastic ingredients, bisphenol A (BPA) and Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), disrupt normal growth and development.

Find out more about hormone-disrupting chemicals in house­hold plastics.

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The LEED Debate

Do “green” buildings protect human health from environmental hazards? The answer is “not necessarily.”

Find out where energy efficiency collides with human health.

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Asthma in Children

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects growing numbers of children and adults in the United States.

EHHI surveyed school nurses in grades K-5 to assess asthma prevalence among school children in Connecticut.

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School Bus Exhaust

Most U.S. school buses generate diesel exhaust composed of very fine particles of carbon and a mixture of toxic gases.

EHHI urges states to adopt no-idling laws for school buses (see the Connecticut legislation).

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Pesticides in Private Wells

Lawn and tree care pesticides can filter down through the soil and enter residential drinking water wells, even deep wells.

EHHI calls for testing of private wells.

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Brochures that Protect the Public's Health

12 Reasons Why Synthetic Fields Pose a Health Risk

Synthetic turf fields are made of plastic grass infilled with shredded waste tires known as “crumb rubber.”

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12 Steps to Reducing Carcinogens

Discover 12 things you can do to reduce your exposures to common carcinogens.

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The Health Effects
of Wood Smoke

Find out how smoke from your neighbor's outdoor wood burning furnace may be affecting your health.

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12 Steps to Reducing
Fetal Exposures

What 12 things can you do to reduce potentially harmful exposures during pregnancy?

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About us

Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) is a ten-member, science-based non-profit organization composed of physicians, public health professionals and policy experts dedicated to protecting human health from environmental harms through research, education and the promotion of sound public policies.

The EHHI Board

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EHHI's eJournal

News reports and articles related to EHHI's research reports on health and the environment.
Click to read EHHI's ejournal

Click to visit the Connecticut Fracking Waste-Free website.
EHHI is a member of a coalition working to prevent fracking waste from entering Connecticut.