Topic: environmental health

Lead in the environment: No safe dose

September 2010 -- Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health, discusses the findings of a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which concludes there is no known safe exposure to lead. (3:07) Abstract of Grandjean's commentary in The Lancet (Sept. 11, 2010)

The dance of the cells: A minuet or a mosh?

For immediate release: May 22, 2011 Boston, MA – The physical forces that guide how cells migrate—how they manage to get from place to place in a coordinated fashion inside the living body— are poorly understood. Scientists at the Harvard School of…

Mercury on the rise in endangered Pacific seabirds

For immediate release: April 18, 2011 Boston, MA – Using 120 years of feathers from natural history museums in the United States, Harvard University researchers have been able to track increases in the neurotoxin methylmercury in the black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), an…