Health policy and resources

EDF seeks to safeguard human health by reducing environmental threats, including toxic chemicals and pollution.

Our goals:

  • Reform U.S. toxic chemicals policy
  • Safeguard human health through innovation in retail supply chains
  • Cut air pollution from coal plants and ships by 75%

Air quality policy analysis

Chemical safety policy & resources

Transportation policy analysis

Our health experts

Richard Denison, Ph.D Senior Scientist Areas of expertise: Health, chemical safety, Nano Risk Framework, nanotechnology, pollution prevention Contact Richard

Vickie Patton, JD General Counsel Areas of expertise: Climate change, global warming, air quality Contact Vickie

Jennifer McPartland, Ph.D Scientist Areas of expertise: Health Programs, chemical safety Contact Jennifer


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Latest documents

  • November 26, 2014
    The Environmental Defense Fund's strategic plan for 2015 to 2020. It is the most ambitious that EDF has ever developed, because today’s complex challenges will require nothing less

    Information about EDF

  • April 15, 2014
    Toxics Across America appendices


  • April 15, 2014
    A new report by EDF tallies billions of pounds of chemicals in the American marketplace that are known or strongly suspected to cause increasingly common disorders.


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