Environmental Health News

Quarterly Update: Fall 2020»

August 10, 2020 – The spread of COVID19 has highlighted the impacts of elevated air pollution on public health, especially underserved populations in rural New Mexico.  (See information on Harvard Study at https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2020/04/15/for-greater-chaco-communities-air-pollution-compounds-covid-19-threat/.) The…

Quarterly Update: Air. Water. Land.»

May 1, 2020 – We know that these are unusually challenging times for New Mexicans, especially those of you who work in the public health and medical fields. We want to thank all members…

“State of the Air” 2020 Webinar»

April 17, 2020 – The American Lung Association’s 21st Annual “State of the Air” report will be released next Tuesday, April 21.   The American Lung Association analyzes data from official air quality monitors to…

Quarterly Update: Refreshed for 2020»

February 27, 2020 –     We’re excited to launch into 2020 with a few fresh updates, including a newsletter to keep you informed about our state’s environmental health.  In addition to our newsletter update,…

Climate Change Impacts on Children’s Health»

The New York Times | November 13, 2019 – The health effects of climate change will be unevenly distributed and children will be among those especially harmed, according to a new report from the medical journal 'The Lancet.'

The Hidden Consequences of New Mexico’s Latest Oil Boom»

High Country News | May 22, 2019 – Unless it builds up and explodes, methane is not a human health hazard. It is, however, accompanied by a slew of potentially dangerous substances, including benzene — a known carcinogen — toluene and other volatile organic compounds.