English Arabic Chinese (Simplified) French Hindi Japanese Korean Persian Portuguese Russian Spanish

Explore Environmental Health With NNLM Reading Club

Posted Sep 9, 2020
Category: National

Your health is a product of your genetics, lifestyle and environment. This month the NNLM Reading Club examines the third component of that critical trio.

Environmental health plays a role in a host of social issues facing our society, from how to ensure drinking water is safe, to what kinds of risks we should take in our pursuit of fossil fuels, to how much we should rely on plastic as a cheap and convenient answer for logistical problems. September’s Reading Club selections will spur conversations on environmental health with reliable and provocative information.

What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha tells the story of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., from the perspective of an Iraqi-American pediatrician who battled her government to expose the truth. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold recounts how the fracking boom played out in a small Pennsylvania town and in the life of a mother whose children suffered from mysterious illnesses.  Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel provides insight into a substance that touches upon every aspect of our lives, whether we want it to or not, and will require us to make tough choices in the future.

Visit the NNLM Reading Club to learn more about these titles and to find information on environmental health from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources.
 

NNLM Reading Club Selections for September

NNLM News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Past Announcements

The Fall 2020 #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will run from October 1-31, 2020 and will focus on improving articles related to Maternal and Child Health.

#citeNLM Campaign logo Posted Sep 23, 2020 Category: National

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced that its traveling exhibition service will remain on hold through May 2021, due to the ongoing pandemic.

Illustration of an exhibition hall Posted Sep 18, 2020 Category: National

As announced earlier this year in the NLM Technical Bulletin article, “New Library Services

Image of an individual completing an online survey Posted Sep 10, 2020 Category: National

Your health is a product of your genetics, lifestyle and environment. This month the NNLM Reading Club examines the third component of that critical trio.

NNLM Reading Club Selections for September Posted Sep 9, 2020 Category: National

As a network, we have many accomplishments to celebrate! For the first time in this 2016-2021 grant cycle, we’ve pulled many of them together in the first network-wide annual report.

NNLM Annual Report | Snapshot of All of Us Research Program infographic Posted Aug 14, 2020 Category: National