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Environmental Health

TFK Report: Tobacco's Harms on Women and Girls

Tobacco’s Devastating Impact on Women & Girls

May 26, 2021
The tobacco industry has long understood the importance of recruiting women and girls as customers and has a long history of targeting them.
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Rates of Breast Cancer in Women Veterans Provoke Questions

May 5, 2021
My name is Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, and I am a public health professional whose research focuses on the well-being of military-connected women. Long before I became an academic, I was a Marine Corps Military Police Officer. I served from 2002-2012 in garrison commands, overseas in Iraq, and...
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2020 Census

This Dia de las Madres (Mother's Day) Help us Secure our Children’s Future Through A Full Census Count

May 7, 2020
As families practice “safer-at-home” measures, school their children in virtual classrooms, and abstain from most of their usual activities before this public health crisis, we have all been reminded of the importance of safety and the future. This means ensuring a full and accurate count of everyone in the 2020 Census. And while research has made it clear that we need more creative strategies to reach and encourage Latino families to include their young children in the census, it is incumbent on all of us to do our part in making sure everyone in our networks is counted.
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8 Ways to Socially Distance Yourself Yet Remain Connected

March 18, 2020
The mindfulness of how we connect has hopefully awakened us to consider a new way of being not normal, but better. To further accentuate the positive and keep us motivated to show our love and care here are 8 ways to socially distance yourself yet remain connected.
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How Research on Gender Will Help Us Craft Climate Justice Policy

March 6, 2020
We know that climate change is exacerbating already existing inequalities all across the world -- around race, gender, and class -- and we know that these differentiated experiences with climate change are rarely addressed in policy. The Women’s Environment and Development Organization and the Sierra Club just released a first-of-its kind report that reviews existing academic and scientific literature to further explore the gender-specific climate dynamics in the United States.
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In the Cross Hairs of Climate Change

February 15, 2020
Climate destabilization is devastating our world . Wildfires consume California; larger and more powerful tropical storms threaten our Caribbean and Atlantic coasts. There are more spring floods in the US Midwest and droughts in the Mediterranean basin and the Western US. The average surface...
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A Wakeup Call for Parents: The Trump Administration is Endangering Generations

February 11, 2020
The Trump administration is making parenting significantly harder and putting our kids’ health at risk. In a new report, “Endangering Generations: How the Trump Administration’s Assault on Science Is Harming Children’s Health,” we catalogue a wide range of policy changes that specifically undermine...
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Why I'm Watching Dark Waters This Week

November 27, 2019
Please go see Dark Waters , the riveting and important story of attorney Rob Bilott, soon. It's playing now around the country. And please do share the message to see the film with your friends and colleagues. The film's social action team seeks to increase the film's impact and hope it will be a...
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Webinar on Personal Care Products & Reproductive Health

August 27, 2019
The National Women’s Health Network has been working to raise awareness and advocate for strong federal regulation of cosmetic and personal care products. Most of us use these products—from shampoo and sunscreen to makeup and hair dyes—on a daily basis, some of which contain ingredients and...
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Tackling Air Pollution from the Inside Out

August 22, 2019
As an internist, I thought I knew a lot about what makes people sick. Until I became a mother. And then got sick myself. First, I developed an autoimmune thyroid condition. Over the next few years, this escalated into complex, debilitating conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome and dysautonomia (...
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