Microplastics Can Harm Fertility
New CalSPEC report examines health harms and policies to mitigate microplastics.
Strengthening Chemical Policy
Experts recommend improvements in how science is used in EPA's decision-making process.
Join our Research
Interested in becoming a research participant for our DREAM study?
Public Opinion on Chemicals
What do people think about chemicals and chemical regulations?
Melamine and Pregnancy
We found high levels of the cancer-linked chemical in pregnant women.

Welcome to PRHE

Our mission is to create a healthier environment for human reproduction and development through advancing scientific inquiry, clinical care and health policies that prevent exposures to harmful chemicals in our homes, workplaces, and communities.

Turning our science into action


PRHE conducts groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary research that answers important questions of how chemicals and contaminants in our homes and environment affect fertility, pregnancy, and fetal and child development.


PRHE identifies and communicates how science should be used in policymaking to protect health and is a leading scientific voice on EPA’s problematic implementation of the updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Education and Communications

PRHE is a leader in connecting the environment to pregnancy, prenatal health, and women’s health and works with major medical organizations to issue guidance on reducing chemical use and preventing harmful exposures.

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