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Impact Areas

Our Priorities
MdEHN focuses our attention in three areas:

  • Energy Policy – including air pollution and many of the policy decisions related to climate change and;
  • Toxics – comprising chemicals and pesticides in industrial and consumer use.
  • Environmental Justice & Health Equity –  addressing vulnerable populations and evaluating the pollution burden from energy and toxics policy on specific communities

Roles Played By MdEHN:

  • A convener of experts to translate science for the benefit of affected communities and for policy-makers.
  • An advocate for health through our legislative agenda based on science.
  • A government partner to assure implementation of environmental health policies and laws.
  • watchdog organization to assure that health and equity commitments made by state agencies and commissions are fulfilled.

View our resources on environmental health in Maryland. Here you will find resources on topics MdEHN works on:
resources green cleaning

GREEN CLEANING IN MARYLAND SCHOOLS

On November 20th, Maryland Environmental Health Network hosted a statewide workshop on Green Cleaning for Maryland Public Schools. We will be posting resources for public schools on green cleaning throughout Winter 2015 / 2016.


resources public health

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACTS OF GAS INDUSTRY

Health advocates are calling attention to the health and safety implications of the gas industry. Trusted Sources: Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy is a multidisciplinary research and policy institute focused on the adoption of evidence-based energy policy.


resources climate

CLIMATE & HEALTH

Climate change is not only the greatest threat to human health in our times, but also the greatest opportunity to advance public health. This is largely due to the improvements in air quality and water conservations that a clean energy system will provide. Read our report Energy & Health in Maryland for information Considerations:


resources toxins

TOXICS RESOURCES

The following organizations are trusted sources for understanding the links between human health, especially the health of children, and toxics in the environment: The Maryland Pesticide Network (MPN) is committed to providing the public, health care providers, public health and environmental health professionals and advocates…


resources environmental justice

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & HEALTH EQUITY

The following articles and reports offer resources on the links between environmental justice and health equity: Download, “The Environment that Freddie Gray Lived In,” by MdEHN’s intern Betsy Atkinson based on data from the EPA’s “EJ Screen” & Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA).


resources crude oil

CRUDE OIL BY RAIL

The rapidly increasing practice of shipping crude oil in rail cars is posing risks to communities across the US. Health advocates are beginning to document the risks and raise questions about harms to human health and safety. Fact Sheet: Health Considerations for Crude Oil by Rail Public Comment: MdEHN Testimony at…