Environment

Plan4Health launches network for public health planning, sharing, learning

No one knows public health better than your community. Today, Plan4Health launched an online forum to make communities even smarter in their public health decision-making — and to help others do the same.
ATSDR: Working to safeguard communities from harmful chemicals

ATSDR: Working to safeguard communities from harmful chemicals

Learn more about the five-part webinar series APHA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention co-sponsored about the agency's work.
Paris climate change agreement is a public health victory

Paris climate change agreement is a public health victory

On Saturday, more than 190 countries came together in Paris to create an enormous public health victory: a global agreement to reduce carbon pollution and fight the harmful health effects created by climate change.
The Nation's Health: Public health messaging helps public understand environmental health

The Nation’s Health: Public health messaging helps public understand environmental health

When Megan Weil Latshaw describes herself as an environmental health practitioner, people assume she is in the forest tracking endangered species.
EPA lowers ozone standards in new rule

EPA lowers ozone standards in new rule

Our air will soon become safer and healthier.
White House, EPA announce strong standards to reduce carbon pollution

White House, EPA announce strong standards to reduce carbon pollution

The recently announced Clean Power Plan will prioritize public health by reducing carbon pollution from power plants throughout the nation.

Supreme Court rules against EPA toxic air standard

The Supreme Court ruled to block the EPA's toxic air standard stating that the EPA did not consider costs before planning its implementation. Read on to learn about the impacts this could have on health.
APHA, experts discuss climate and health at White House summit

APHA, experts discuss climate and health at White House summit

APHA engaged in a national dialogue yesterday at the White House Public Health and Climate Change Summit. Learn what health leaders have to say in the face of climate change's troubling impacts on health.

New report: Confronting climate change presents ‘greatest global health opportunity’

A new report outlines the health impacts of climate change, noting that they could undermine the past 50 years in health gains. Read on to learn about the immediate response needed globally to tackle climate change's effects.
EPA's Clean Water Act rule protects water sources and public health

EPA’s Clean Water Act rule protects water sources and public health

As many Americans plan to use our nation’s water sources to cool off this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the Clean Water Rule, which clarifies the protection of millions of acres of rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
APHA, health advocates urge strongest possible ozone standards

APHA, health advocates urge strongest possible ozone standards

APHA and the American Lung Association conveyed a clear message yesterday: Even stronger air quality standards are required to protect the health of Americans.

EPA proposes to decrease ozone’s harmful impacts

One day before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended public health its own thanks — and recognition — with a proposal to strengthen national air quality standards for ozone pollution.