Topic: environmental health

Student wins shave of a lifetime

As the confetti was still settling after the Boston Red Sox’s World Series win, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) first-year doctoral student Michael Grant, SM ’13, was the lucky fan selected to join Sox stars David Ortiz and Shane Victorino and…

Searching for causes of bee colony collapse

The efforts of environmental scientist Chensheng (Alex) Lu to study the effects of pesticide exposure on honeybees were chronicled in a Boston Globe Magazine cover story on June 23, 2013. The article described how Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology in…

Buying organic food is worth it, HSPH prof says

Paying up to 40% more for organic food is worth the investment, wrote Chensheng (Alex) Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), in a Wall Street Journal article on June 16, 2013. While researchers have…

Avoiding pesticide residue on fruits and veggies

Chensheng (Alex) Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), discusses the problem of pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables in a new video on the website of Environmental Working Group (EWG), a leading environmental health…

Heavy pollution in northern China reduces lifespans

Half a billion people in northern China will likely live an average of 5.5 years less than their southern counterparts because of heavy air pollution caused by coal burning, according to a new study. Researchers from China, Israel and the United States…