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'Cumulative impacts' refers to the total harm to human health and the environment that results from combinations of assaults and stressors over time. The Cumulative Impacts Project is dedicated to promoting science, law, and policy that will reduce cumulative impacts.
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RSSNew in the Collection        (Updated July 8)

Food additives should be taken into consideration

Overloaded: approaches to assess cumulative effects of food additives on brain development. Maricel V. Maffini, Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog, July 2, 2014. Understanding the health impact of chronic exposures to multiple chemicals in the diet is critical to reduce the disease burden and improve the well-being of future generations.

Scope: Human Health

Focus: Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Exposures, Diseases, Decision tools, Current law

Multi-factorial influences on sex ratio

Multi-factorial influences on sex ratio: a spatio-temporal investigation of endocrine disruptor pollution and neighborhood stress. Ewan McDonald, Andrew Watterson, Andrew N. Tyler, John McArthur, E. Marion Scott, Maney Online, July, 2014. There was no overall concentration in Central Scotland of low sex ratio neighborhoods with areas where endocrine disruptor air pollution and deprivation or economic stress were high.

Scope: Communities/Environmental Justice

Focus: Tool & resources, Socioeconomic, Principles, Planning & strategies, Methods, Exposures, Examples, Decision tools

Psychosocial stress

Fine particulate matter air pollution and blood pressure: The modifying role of psychosocial stress. Margaret T. Hicken, J. Timothy Dvonch, Amy J Schultz, Graciela Mentz, Paul Max, Science Direct, August 2014. This work contributes to an understanding of the ways in which the social and physical environments may jointly contribute to poor health and to health disparities.

Scope: Human Health

Focus: Tool & resources, Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Methods, Exposures, Examples, Diseases, Decision tools, Current law

High-Capacity wells permits don't need to consider cumulative impacts

High-Capacity Well Permit Protections in Effect in Wisconsin. David A. Crass, Anna J.Wildeman, Angela A. James, National Law Review, July 1, 2014. A statutory provision was passed in Wisconsin that provides that any application for a high-capacity well cannot be challenged on a claim that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) failed to consider cumulative impacts.

Scope: Communities/Environmental Justice

Focus: Planning & strategies, Current law

Provinces cumulative impacts framework

Conference tackles 'social license.' The Prince George Citizen, Frank Peebles, June 18, 2014. Stakeholders from government, industry and First Nations took turns explaining the new ways being applied to major industrial projects in the north. The main lesson from this process was the need for an integrated decision-making process.  

Scope: Communities/Environmental Justice

Focus: Proposed law, Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Decision tools, Current law

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Calendar of Events        (Updated July 24)

For a complete calendar of events and more information, click here.

Teleconference/Webcast
CHE Alaska call: Aamjiwnaang: A Culture in Shock, with Ron Plain

Wednesday July 30, 2014 • 9:00 a.m. Alaska / 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Conference/Seminar
Second Annual Southeast Regional Health Impact Assessment Summit

Wednesday through Friday, July 30 - August 1, 2014 • Davidson, North Carolina • at Davidson College

Request for Proposals
Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity

Deadline: Thursday July 31, 2014 • 5:00 p.m. Eastern time

Conference/Seminar
Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons

Thursday through Saturday, August 7 - 9, 2014 • Seattle, Washington • at Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue

Request for Proposals
Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

Deadline: Tuesday August 12, 2014 • 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time

Teleconference/Webcast
Growing and Funding Equitable Food Hubs: A Strategy for Improving Access to Healthy Food

Thursday August 14, 2014 • 2:00 - 3:00 Eastern time

Conference/Seminar
26th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference

Sunday through Thursday, August 24 - 28, 2014 • Seattle, Washington • at the University of Washington Husky Union Building

Request for Proposals
NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings

Deadline: Monday September 7, 2014

Conference/Seminar
HIA of the Americas

Monday and Tuesday, September 15 - 16, 2014 • Oakland, California • at the offices of The California Endowment, downtown

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THE CUMULATIVE IMPACTS PROJECT IS
SPONSORED BY THE SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENTAL
HEALTH NETWORK
AND THE COLLABORATIVE
ON HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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