Topic: environmental health

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…

Earth week at HSPH: "handprinting," stairwalking, cleaning

April 27, 2012 The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) community marked Earth Week 2012 with a wide variety of activities, ranging from a talk on “handprinting” (the opposite of “footprinting”) to a neighborhood clean-up. In an April 27, 2012 talk, HSPH…

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…