Scientific discoveries, new tools, and improved approaches have rapidly expanded the field of environmental health—the study of environmental influences on human health and disease. Evaluating the utility and importance of findings derived from these new tools and new approaches in guiding public health decisions can be a daunting challenge. At the request of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, the National Academies formed the Standing Committee on Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions to facilitate communication among government, industry, environmental groups, and the academic community about scientific advances that may be used in the identification, quantification, and control of environmental impacts on human health. New methods and approaches that can be used to identify and control environmental impacts on human health are explored in regular workshops that provide a public venue for exchanging information and discussing potential implications for environmental health decisions.
Upcoming Events
Next workshop, scheduled for Summer 2014:

Topic: Bioengineered Organotypic Platforms as Model Systems of Intermediate-level Biological Organization for Environmental Health Studies

Recent Events
Integrating Environmental Health Data to Advance Discovery (Washington, DC), January 10-11, 2013
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Exploring Human Genomic Plasticity and Environmental Stressors: Emerging Evidence on Telomeres, Copy Number Variation, and Transposons
(Washington, DC), October 4-5, 2012
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What’s New
Meeting proceedings from the Integrating Environmental Health Data to Advance Discovery meeting held January 10-11, 2013. The video presentations on YouTube and PDF versions of presentations can be accessed here.
Recent Emerging Science newsletters:
Emerging Technologies for Measuring Individual Exposomes 
How New Toxicology Can Catalyze Green Chemistry (PDF)