Topic: environmental health

New computer model system shown effective in toxicology testing

Tests link DDT exposure to asthma, possibly autism A new environmental toxicity study by a Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Danish researcher has found a link between DDT exposure and asthma–and possibly also a link between DDT and autism–using a…

Exchange program helps turn public health theory into practice

December 13, 2013 -- Under an academic exchange program between Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Mexico National Public Health Institute (the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, or INSP) that began in January 2013, four HSPH students have studied and…

Expert panel releases report on environmental links to breast cancer

While a yearlong study of potential environmental causes of breast cancer in women failed to pinpoint links with any chemicals, pesticides, or consumer products, that doesn’t mean these chemicals are safe, according to David Hunter, dean for academic affairs and professor of…

Student's interest in Taiwan food scandal leads to published paper

Spread of tainted food products highlights need to strengthen global food safety October 15, 2013 – In fall 2011, Chih Chao “Justin” Yang, MPH ’12, a physician pursuing a career in internal medicine, had an idea for his 1,000-word final project for [[Rose…

Flame retardants associated with neurobehavioral problems in children

November 30, 2012 -- Flame retardants found in furniture, cars, carpet padding, and baby products are supposed to make these products safer. But according to neuropsychologist and epidemiologist Brenda Eskenazi, they may do more harm than good—particularly in children, who are more…