Our Mission: Justice.
We offer leadership at making the environment safe from chemicals and to defend people's rights to a healthful environment.
Our mission is to remedy harm to human health caused by pollution -- especially to vulnerable people most at risk. Our program focuses on the most polluted places in the world, where severe health disorders result from exposure to toxic chemicals.
What We Do
Achieving environmental justice -- bringing fairness and equal treatment to inflicted people through participation, due process, and redress -- not only presents challenges to governance (legal, ethical and social) but also raises scientific questions of how to prove conclusively (either in a court of law or in regulatory settings) that particular toxic substances are responsible for health problems. We are advancing science to 'fingerprint' chemicals that are causing harm and trace them to their source. At the same time, our partners in developing countries aim to limit the health impact of pollution through governance reforms. But these efforts are not yet linked to the scientific capabilities required to verify chemical causes of harm. Our aim is to generate science-based governance interventions that will save lives and restore justice for those most harmed by pollution.