The Environmental Health initiative aims to assess the impact of the Beirut blast on the environment and the health and wellbeing of the affected communities.  The initiative will provide evidence-based interventions to build a safer and healthier environment that ensures life with dignity in and beyond the affected communities.


Realizing the huge risk of exposure from the Beirut Blast and its aftermath in and around ground zero, the environmental health team supports engaged community-based organizations by developing safety standard procedures and raising awareness to reduce the risk of exposure of workers and residents living around the blast and the affected areas. 


The EH team took part in many Interventions and experimental designs and also served as the Secretariat for a WHO-established National Environmental Health Working Group.



Safety Recommendations

Post Explosion Assessment & Documentation

Safety recommendations during fuel crisis and power cuts.

  1. Assessment of air quality and contaminants in soil and other environmental samples from the affected communities (days after the Blast and is still ongoing)

Health and Environment Research and Action Consortium for Beirut (HERAC-4-Beirut)

  1. Consortium of scholars and researchers from different universities in Lebanon and abroad
  2. Preparing for a comprehensive research project to document the impact of the Beirut Blast on the environment ecosystem and the health and wellbeing of people in the affected communities