Environmental Health: New Perspectives

EHF conference

Environment and Health Fund's Annual Conference was held on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at ZOA House, Tel Aviv.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Leonardo Trasande, NYU -  International expert in children’s environmental health, economic costs of exposure to environmental contaminants and endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Prof. Miriam Diamond, University of Toronto - World renowned leader in analysis of chemical contaminants, indoor and outdoor exposure assessment  and translation of science to policy.


Conference Presentations

Opening Session

Effects of EDCs – Early Life Exposure, Health Outcomes, Potential Mechanisms   Leonardo Trasande, New York University

Chemical Exposures in Indoor Environments   Miriam Diamond, University of Toronto


Session I: New Findings from Environmental Health Research

New Data on Vulnerable Populations Exposed to Wastewater-derived Pharmaceuticals   Benny Chefetz, Center of Excellence in Agriculture and Environmental Health, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Can Environmental Concentration of Carbamazepine affect Embryonic Development? The Chick Embryo as a Model   Dalit Sela-Donenfeld, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Predicting PM2.5 and PM10 Twice Daily for Background and Traffic Exposure at High Resolution   Alexandra Shtein, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Spatial and Temporal Monitoring of Air Quality. Case studies: Dead Sea Environs and Haifa   Alexandra Chudnovsky, Tel Aviv University


Session II: New Findings from Environmental Health Research (continued)

Intrauterine Exposure to Phthalates and Anthropometric Measurements in the Newborn   Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Hebrew University-Hadassah

Association between Exposure to Traffic-related Air Pollution and Risk of Pregnancy Loss: A Time Series Analysis using Live Births Data   Raanan Raz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

VOCs Emissions from Children’s Mattresses under Sleeping Microenvironment Conditions   Yael Dubowski, Center of Excellence in Exposure Science and Environmental Health, Technion


Session III: Environmental Health Policy

The Use of Human Biomonitoring for Shaping and Assessing Environmental Health Policy   Tamar Berman, Ministry of Health

Air Pollution Levels in Haifa Following the Initiation of Programs for Pollution Reduction   David Broday, Center of Excellence in Exposure Science and Environmental Health, Technion

Should We be Worried about Lead Exposure in Israel?   Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Ministry of Health

Using Economic Assessments to Advance Environmental Health Policy   Leonardo Trasande, New York University

From Science to Policy: The Case of Flame Retardant Chemicals and Flammability Standards   Miriam Diamond, University of Toronto


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Keynote speakers talking to EHF's director, Dr. Ruth Ostrin and Prof. Ilan Chet, EHF's board chairmanAudience at EHF's annual conference 2018Posters session at EHF's annual conference 2018