Project on racial residential segregation runner-up in data viz competition
A project from Harvard Chan School’s Department of Environmental Health titled “Racial Residential Segregation in Greater Boston” was runner up in the humanitarian and social justice category of the 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition, which invites storytellers globally to…
When beauty causes harm
A new podcast called Beauty + Justice looks at the history and context surrounding beauty injustices, the potential impacts on health—from asthma to early menstruation to breast cancer—and the sometimes painful emotional toll of trying to attain a…
Epidemiologist Tamarra James-Todd receives Alice Hamilton Award
Tamarra James-Todd, the Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Reproductive Epidemiology, received the 2022 Alice Hamilton Award for her leadership in the area of environmental exposure and women’s health.
Better Off Podcast: Is clean beauty for real?
It seems like every brand of makeup, fragrance, and hair care wants consumers to believe that their products are safe, natural, and clean. Is this all just greenwashing? The beauty industry is remarkably unregulated – and women, particularly…
Interactive web series explores environmental racism
A new series of interactive web resources titled Environmental Racism in Greater Boston, produced by experts at Harvard Chan School, tells a multifaceted and accessible story, including interactive data visualizations, about disparities in environmental exposures from the regional…
‘Boot camp’ draws researchers focused on environmental health disparities
A group of scientists from across the U.S. took a deep dive into the foundations of environmental justice research during a new two-day intensive course.
Expert in women’s environmental health discusses her path, research
Tamarra James-Todd discusses her path to public health and her research on women's environmental health.
Homemade cosmetics, touted on TikTok, may pose health risks
Homemade makeup products such as lip gloss are widely featured on TikTok videos, but just because they’re handmade doesn’t mean they’re safe, according to experts.
Some Black hair products may harm users’ health
Hair products sometimes used by Black women may contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked with serious health issues.
Permanent hair dyes, chemical straighteners may increase women's risk of developing breast cancer
Women who use permanent hair dye or chemical hair straightening products have a slightly increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. After analyzing hair care habits…