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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 May 15)

Antibiotic use at early ages linked to diseases in adulthood

Infant antibiotic use linked to adult diseases. Pajau Vangay, Tonya Ward, Jeffrey S. Gerber, et al. Cell Host and Microbe, 17 (5). May 13, 2015. A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found a three-way link among antibiotic use in infants, changes in the gut bacteria, and disease later in life. The imbalances in gut microbes, called dysbiosis, have been tied to infectious diseases, allergies and other autoimmune disorders, and even obesity, later in life. Medical Xpress.
[See the study: Antibiotics, pediatric dysbiosis, and disease]

Scope: Human Health

Focus: Methods, Exposures, Diseases, Decision tools

Social sciences central in understanding environmental health and justice

Social Science Collaboration with Environmental Health. Elizabeth Hoover, Mia Renauld, Michael R. Edelstein, and Phil Brown. Environmental Health Perspectives. May 12, 2015. Social science-environmental health team science has altered the way scientists traditionally explore exposure by pressing for cumulative exposure approaches and providing research data for policy applications. 

Scope: Human Health, Communities/Environmental Justice

Focus: Socioeconomic, Best practices, Methods, Exposures, Ecosystem, Diseases

Working with hormone-mimicking chemicals over the long term could increase lymphoma risk

Occupational exposure to chemicals may up lymphoma risk for men. Kathryn Doyle, Reuters, March 26, 2015. Men who work with hormone-mimicking chemicals for at least 30 years have a higher risk of cancers of the lymph tissue than others, according to a long-term observational study in several European countries. Reuters Health.
[See the study: Occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors and lymphoma risk in a multi-centric European study]

Scope: Human Health, Communities/Environmental Justice

Focus: Best practices, Methods, Exposures, Diseases, Decision tools

Incorporating the microbiome into basic 1987 model can spur new advances

Biomarkers for the 21st Century: listening to the microbiome. Rodney Reynolds Dietert and Ellen Kovner Silbergeld, Toxicological Sciences, March 24, 2015. Incorporating the microbiome into the basic 1987 model can spur new advances and understanding in environmental health. This article reviews the complexities of host:microbiome responses to xenobiotics in terms of redefining toxicokinetics and susceptibility. 

Scope: Human Health

Focus: Best practices, Methods, Exposures, Ecosystem

Glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup®) impacts on Mn, and Mn impacts on physiology

Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases III: manganese, neurological diseases, and associated pathologies. Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, Surgical Neurology International, March 24, 2015. A recent study on cows fed genetically modified Roundup®-Ready feed revealed a severe depletion of serum manganese (Mn). Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, has also been shown to severely deplete Mn levels in plants. Here, we investigate the impact of Mn on physiology, and its association with gut dysbiosis as well as neuropathologies such as autism, Alzheimer's disease, depression, anxiety syndrome, Parkinson's disease, and prion diseases.  

Scope: Human Health

Focus: Methods, Exposures

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Calendar of Events        (Updated May 25)

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

Request for Proposals
Air, Climate and Energy—Clean Air

Deadline: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Request for Proposals
Chemical Safety for Sustainability—Environmental Health and Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials

Deadline: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Request for Proposals
Human Health Risk Assessment—Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Deadline: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Request for Proposals
Chemical Safety for Sustainability—Communicating and Translating Emerging Science for Evaluating Impacts of Chemicals

Deadline: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Request for Proposals
Sustainable and Healthy Communities—Tribes and American Indian/Alaska Native/Pacific Islander Communities

Deadline: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Conference/Seminar
Thresholds of Thermal Damage

Tuesday through Thursday, May 26 - 28, 2015 • Istanbul, Turkey

Teleconference/Webcast
Environmental Justice Public Consultation on Trichloroethylene (TCE)

Wednesday May 27, 2015 • 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Teleconference/Webcast
Environmental Justice Public Consultation on Paint Removers NMP and Methylene Chloride

Wednesday May 27, 2015 • 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Teleconference/Webcast
An Interview with Dr. Frederica Perera, Recipient of the Prestigious Heinz Award

Thursday May 28, 2015 • 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

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