Resource Library

The Resource Library contains publications, links, recordings, and other material on environmental health and environmental justice topics from HEFN and external sources.

Environmental Health News
A ten-part journalism series on communities across the U.S. facing environmental injustices.
Chicago Tribune Playing With Fire series
Chicago Tribune
This six-part investigative series reports on the proliferation of toxic flame retardants in many household products, and on deceptive campaigns waged by chemical manufacturers and the...
Kathy Sessions, Marni Rosen, The Jenifer Altman Foundation
An essay on approaching environmental health issues through grantmaking aimed at finding and addressing...
Elizabeth Grossman, Yale Environment 360
A study finds that even low doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals--used in everything from plastics to pesticides--can have serious effects on human health. These...
Robert D. Bullard, Glenn S. Johnson, Angel O. Torres
This book examines the relationship between a community's physical conditions and health burdens. The book was published by the American Public Health...
Addressing Public Health and Chemical Exposures
National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures Leadership Council
This is the Executive Summary of an action agenda developed as part of a National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical...
Los Angeles Collaborative for Environmental Health and Justice, a project of the Liberty Hill Foundation
The Hidden Hazards report reveals new evidence of air pollution hazards and exposure in some Los...
President's Cancer Panel Report 2008-2009
President's Cancer Panel
The President's Cancer Panel devoted its 2008-2009 activities to examining the impact of environmental factors on cancer risk. This report presents the Panel's recommendations...
National Institutes of Health
This is a two-page fact sheet from the National Institutes of Health on the health effects of climate change.
Kathy SessionsMichael Lerner, Marni Rosen, Anita Nager, Pete Myers
A description of HEFN's first decade of work.

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Smell Pittsburgh App
Blog posted on April 25, 2017
Over the past several years, the Environment & Health Program at The Heinz Endowments has prioritized work to help the Pittsburgh region become truly livable. But it is hard to imagine how a...
Blog posted on March 31, 2017
Some would say that the climate change and health connection is having its “moment.” It could not have arrived too soon. Environmental funders have, to a large extent, provided the primary...

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