Continue Reading... NIEHS Consults With WHO and WMO on New Integrated Climate Services for Health Initiative
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NIEHS Consults With WHO and WMO on New Integrated Climate Services for Health Initiative

Slide courtesy of Dr. S.C. Bhan, Indian Meteorological Department.(Photo courtesy of John Balbus) NIEHS recently helped support one of the…

Continue Reading... Think All BPA-free Products Are Safe? Not so Fast, Scientists Warn
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Think All BPA-free Products Are Safe? Not so Fast, Scientists Warn

Feb. 18, 2020Contact: Eric Stann, 573-882-3346, StannE@missouri.edu COLUMBIA, Mo. – Using “BPA-free” plastic products could be as harmful to human…

Continue Reading... Cancer-causing Culprits Could Be Caught by Their DNA Fingerprints
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Cancer-causing Culprits Could Be Caught by Their DNA Fingerprints

​Causes of cancer are being catalogued through an international study revealing the genetic fingerprints of DNA-damaging processes that drive cancer…

Continue Reading... A High-Fiber Diet May Counteract the Harmful Health Effects of Pollutants
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A High-Fiber Diet May Counteract the Harmful Health Effects of Pollutants

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2020) — Research from the University of Kentucky’s Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) shows that a diet…

Continue Reading... Study Provides First Look at Sperm Microbiome Using RNA Sequencing Sensitive Enough to Detect Bacteria
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Study Provides First Look at Sperm Microbiome Using RNA Sequencing Sensitive Enough to Detect Bacteria

A new collaborative study published by a research team from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the CReATe Fertility…

Continue Reading... Common Water Disinfecting Method May Result in Toxic Byproducts, Study Finds
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Common Water Disinfecting Method May Result in Toxic Byproducts, Study Finds

By Chanapa Tantibanchachai / Published Jan 29, 2020 Chlorine, the most common chemical used to disinfect drinking water in the…

Continue Reading... Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting – February 21, 2020
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Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting – February 21, 2020

Note on Accessibility: Persons with disabilities or using assistive technology may find some documents are not fully accessible. For assistance,…

Continue Reading... UF Health Researchers on Team Studying Possible Viral Link With Type 1 Diabetes
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UF Health Researchers on Team Studying Possible Viral Link With Type 1 Diabetes

A prolonged infection by a common virus might sometimes trigger the immune system attack on the pancreas that ultimately leads…

Continue Reading... Participants in Environmental Health Studies Vulnerable to Re-identification
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Participants in Environmental Health Studies Vulnerable to Re-identification

Analysis highlights privacy risks associated with public data sharing Before sharing human research data, scientists routinely strip it of personal…

Continue Reading... Vaping Lung Injury Symptoms Have Been Reported Online for at Least Seven Years
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Vaping Lung Injury Symptoms Have Been Reported Online for at Least Seven Years

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, used automated computer methods to mine a large online discussion…

Continue Reading... Plasticizers May Contribute to Motor Control Problems in Girls
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Plasticizers May Contribute to Motor Control Problems in Girls

Scientists at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) have uncovered a link between prenatal exposure to phthalates—a ubiquitous…

Continue Reading... Pregnancy Hypertension Risk Increased by Traffic-related Air Pollution
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Pregnancy Hypertension Risk Increased by Traffic-related Air Pollution

Findings give new insights into the connection between poor air quality, children’s health, and mother’s health A new report from…

Continue Reading... EHP Names New Editor-in-chief
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EHP Names New Editor-in-chief

Joel Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H., has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a journal published by the…

Continue Reading... Potentially Harmful Air Contamination from New Bedford Harbor
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Potentially Harmful Air Contamination from New Bedford Harbor

A new School of Public Health study indicates that the contaminated water of New Bedford Harbor may pose an airborne…

Continue Reading... Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
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Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

The study found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing…

Continue Reading... USC Study Connects Air Pollution, Memory Problems and Alzheimer’s-like Brain Changes
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USC Study Connects Air Pollution, Memory Problems and Alzheimer’s-like Brain Changes

Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines in memory…

Continue Reading... Apple Launches Three Innovative Studies Today in the New Research App
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Apple Launches Three Innovative Studies Today in the New Research App

PRESS RELEASE November 14, 2019 The Apple Heart and Movement, Women’s Health and Hearing Studies Now Open for Enrollment Three…

Continue Reading... Flame-retardant Exposure Increases Anxiety, Affects Social Behaviors in Prairie Vole
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Flame-retardant Exposure Increases Anxiety, Affects Social Behaviors in Prairie Vole

New research led by North Carolina State University has shown that early life exposure to a commonly used flame-retardant mixture…

Continue Reading... Common Chemical Linked to Rare Birth Defect in Mice
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Common Chemical Linked to Rare Birth Defect in Mice

A chemical commonly used in consumer and agricultural products to boost the effectiveness of insecticides has been linked to a…

Continue Reading... New Study Examines How Diet Contributes to Toxic Exposure for Pregnant Women and Children
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New Study Examines How Diet Contributes to Toxic Exposure for Pregnant Women and Children

Which foods are the healthiest, and which cause us harm? It’s been debated long before “paleo,” “low-carb” and “sugar-busting” entered…

Continue Reading... Hygiene Products Associated With Presence of Chemicals in Women’s Blood
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Hygiene Products Associated With Presence of Chemicals in Women’s Blood

ANN ARBOR—Women who use a vaginal douche could be at a higher risk of exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals, according…

Continue Reading... Ex-Smokers, Light Smokers Not Exempt from Lung Damage
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Ex-Smokers, Light Smokers Not Exempt from Lung Damage

People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day cause long-term damage to their lungs, according to a new study…

Continue Reading... People Who Eat More Meals at Home Have Lower Levels of Harmful PFAS Chemicals in Their Bodies
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People Who Eat More Meals at Home Have Lower Levels of Harmful PFAS Chemicals in Their Bodies

Eating out and consuming microwave popcorn linked with higher exposures to PFAS A home-cooked meal has many benefits, including healthier…

Continue Reading... NIH-funded Study Suggests High Lead Levels During Pregnancy Linked to Child Obesity
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NIH-funded Study Suggests High Lead Levels During Pregnancy Linked to Child Obesity

Media Advisory Thursday, October 3, 2019 Folic acid may lower risk of being obese or overweight. What Children born to…

Continue Reading... Aspirin May Prevent Air Pollution Harms
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Aspirin May Prevent Air Pollution Harms

A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse…

Continue Reading... Flavoring Ingredient Exceeds Safety Levels in E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco
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Flavoring Ingredient Exceeds Safety Levels in E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

DURHAM, N.C. — A potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in concerningly high levels…

Continue Reading... Study Links Common Chemicals to Preterm Births in Puerto Rico
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Study Links Common Chemicals to Preterm Births in Puerto Rico

ANN ARBOR—Scientists seeking answers to what is behind high rates of preterm birth in Puerto Rico have found an association…

Continue Reading... NIH Partners With Apple and Harvard University on Women’s Health Study
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NIH Partners With Apple and Harvard University on Women’s Health Study

The new research study will focus on menstrual cycles and gynecological conditions The new study will allow participants to track…

Continue Reading... Arsenic Linked to Children’s Immune Function in Bangladesh
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Arsenic Linked to Children’s Immune Function in Bangladesh

By David Richards Welch poses for a quick photo during field work.(Photo courtesy of Barrett Welch) Prenatal exposure to arsenic…

Continue Reading... Global Collaborative Initiative Expands Training Efforts
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Global Collaborative Initiative Expands Training Efforts

By David Richards Participating members of the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network Training Working Group meet at the Institute of…