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EnviRN News – July 15, 2017 – France Cheese EPA Autism Gym Donate Conferences Webinars Dates Workgroups

July 15, 2017


Yesterday was Bastille Day, maybe the lament from Les Miserables “I Dreamed a Dream” is appropriate to our times, and the Tour de France is in full swing. So let’s see who wears those TdF jerseys: we’ll give the king of the mountains to Beth Schenk, the best young rider to Robyn Gilden, sprint champion to Joyce Stein in thanks for leading the build to the recent ANHE conference, most aggressive rider to our ED Katie Huffling for her tenaciousness, and the yellow jersey for winning the G.C. to Ruth McDermott-Levy. Please visit those links. (I love the TdF – an excuse to open the local french bakery at 6am each morning for three weeks)

Mac and Cheese

I know you have been reading about Mac and Cheese and Phthalates. Read more at: NYT, CDC, Study, and Report. I have been out of touch – do those boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese still cost 25 cents?


Remember when Toxic Substances Control Act reform was a good thing? Is there anything they cannot mess up? Go to EPA rules.


Study looks at autism and heavy metals. Go to Autism. (Thanks Barb Sattler!)


As if i needed another excuse to not go to the gym. I think these cleaning fluids are what I see people spraying on the equipment. Go to Quats. As noted above I am hanging out at the french bakery anyway.

Donate Donate

If you are like me, you get many emails each day from great organizations that provide content AND ask for a donation in each email. We don’t do that, though maybe we should. Anyway – this month we are asking you to step up and donate to ANHE. ANHE is your nursing organization that works for you on environmental issues. Keep it going, go to Donate.


APHA annual conference
– November 4-8, 2017
APHN annual conference – April 2018?
Code Blue for Patient Earth, Minnesota – April 20, 2018
Clean Med – May 7-9, 2018
ACHNE annual conference – June 2018?

Webinars and Courses

Course – Chemicals of Concern – Six Classes
Webinar – EPA Rules and Children – Archived
Webinar – Mental Health and Climate – Archived

Other Dates

There are over 500,000 elected offices in the United States. It is not too early to mark your calendars, contact those you support, and file to run yourself.

Big dates: 11/6/2018 and 11/3/2020.

ANHE Website is Live

The new ANHE website is live. Please look it over. Go to ANHE. Let us know what you think. The full spectrum of positive to negative feedback is welcome.

ANHE Workgroups

ANHE has a number of workgroups. Education, Practice, Research, Policy, and Climate. If you are interested in one of them, send me a note and I will forward it to the group leader, I am at (

Be Well!

Tom Engle
Newsletter Ed.