Environmental Health in Israel 2017 - Annual Conference

Image of crowd in auditorium during EHF conference


EHF annual conference was held on December 18, 2017 and focused on the findings from the report, Environmental Health in Israel 2017 and on the challenges that arise from it.
The sessions addressed research and policy issues in the fields of ambient air quality and indoor air quality, chemicals in consumer products, drinking water quality, dietary exposures to pollutants, health considerations in planning process and environmental health economics.

Invited keynote speakers:

Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Studies (NIEHS) 
Adv. Rachel Weintraub, Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of America (CFA)

Conference Presentations

Opening Session
How Environmental Chemicals Act Like Uncontrolled Medicine   Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director, NIEHS
Parallel Sessions
Chemicals in Consumer Products
Drinking Water Quality
Reducing Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water    Ms. Irit Hen, Ministry of Health
Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality
The Contribution of Global Databases to the Knowledge on Air Pollution Attributable Burden of Disease  (Hebrew)   Dr. Ilan Levy, Ministry of Environmental Protection
Outdoor and Indoor Concentrations of PM in the City of Elad: Preliminary Results (Hebrew)    Dr. Raanan Raz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dietary Exposure to Pollutants
Assessment of Exposure to Food Contaminants in Israel   Dr. Ziva Hamama, Ministry of Health
From Wastewater Treatment Plants to Our Plate: Are We Exposed to Wastewater Derived Pharmaceuticals in Our Food?   Prof. Benny Chefetz, Hebrew University Center of Excellence in Agriculture and Environmental Health
Land Use Planning
Planning in Israel: Health Perspectives (Hebrew)  Dr. Aviad Hadar, Ministry of Health
The Health Impacts of Living in Close Proximity to Gas Stations – Changes to TAMA 4/18 (Hebrew)   Mr. Lior Tabori, Added Value 
Environmental Health Economics