WHE Hosts Pittsburgh Premiere of "The Human Experiment"
WHE to host Pittsburgh premiere of The Human Experiment. This award-winning documentary lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us. Simultaneously, the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise. From Oscar® winner Sean Penn and Emmy® winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, The Human Experiment tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry. These activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers... until now. Read more...
Award-Winning Scientist Visits Pittsburgh on 4/21
Dr. Heather Stapleton to share research findings on flame retardants and health impacts
Join us as Dr. Heather Stapleton presents her expertise on flame retardant exposures and impacts to human health, as well as a discussion on those most at risk, which might surprise you! This event will also include a screening of Toxic Hot Seat, which follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they fight to expose a shadowy campaign of deception that left a toxic legacy in our homes and bodies - a campaign so cunning, it's taken nearly 40 years to unravel.
Dr Stapleton is the Dan and Bunny Gabel Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Environmental Management at Duke University. Her research projects are focused on identifying flame retardant chemicals in consumer products and exploring the routes of human exposure to these chemicals, particularly in children. In 2008 she was awarded an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award (ONES). In 2012 she testified in front of the US Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on human exposure and toxicity of new-use flame retardants. To register, click here.
Co-hosted with the American Chemistry Society.
Fragrance-Free School Video Contest
Schools can win up to $2,000
WHE has been a leading advocate for improving air quality in schools and increasing awareness about the dangers of commercially-produced fragrances. Our Fragrance-Free Schools Initiative is a vital part of making the world a safer and healthier place for kids to live, work and play.
In an effort to generate more awareness about this initiative, we are launching a student video contest. More than 53 million children and 6 million adults in America spend significant amounts of time in more than 120,000 school buildings across the country. School buildings can contain harmful contaminants and chemicals that impede learning and overall health. Studies have shown that certain cleaning products used in the school setting, such as industrial-strength cleaning products and room deodorizers/air fresheners, contain chemicals identified as potential asthmagens (triggers of asthma symptoms), allergens, pre-carcinogens and air contaminants.Click here to read more about the Fragrance-Free Schools Video Contest!