Resource Library

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

Brendan Borrell, Scientific American
The Director of the Nat'l Institute of Environmental Health Services and the Nat'l Toxicology Program discusses environmental health, toxic chemistry, and the politics of...
Grassroots Environmental Education
A report summarizing 20 important human health concerns associated with fracking activity.
Michael Passoff, Health and Environmental Funders Network
A briefing paper detailing the health, environmental and community impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the strategies grantmakers are...
National Center for Healthy Housing, ChangeLab Solutions, and Trust for America's Health
This issue brief calls for greater collaboration between public health and housing communities and outlines a more...
Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
This report summarizes findings from a significant body of peer-reviewed science on chemicals and health, including overviews of diseases linked to chemical exposures and...
Heather Cooley, Kristina Donnelly, The Pacific Institute
This report is a detailed assessment and synthesis of existing research on fracking as well as the results of interviews with representatives from...
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 tobacco...
, Marni Rosen, The Jenifer Altman Foundation
An essay on approaching environmental health issues through grantmaking aimed at finding and addressing environmental conditions at the root of health problems....
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...

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Blog posted on April 1, 2021
I met Jalonne White-Newsome over a decade ago when I was an Environmental Health Associate at WE ACT for Environmental Justice. From the moment I received an email from her (which contained her bio)...
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Blog posted on March 3, 2021
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