A push to remove gas stoves from public housing
Environmental advocates are pushing for the removal of gas stoves—which emit harmful pollutants that may lead to adverse health effects—from federally funded housing.
Better Off Podcast: Is cooking with natural gas unhealthy?
40 million American homes cook their meals with natural gas. But most people don’t think of the little blue flame on their gas range as the end of a very long natural gas pipeline. New research shows that…
Climate change–driven health threats continue—as does fossil fuel use
Climate change continues to pose dire threats to people’s health and health care systems around the world, according to a new report in The Lancet.
Alzheimer's disease causes, treatments examined at JBL Symposium
Experts discussed some of the latest research on Alzheimer’s causes and potential treatments at the the 25th annual John B. Little Symposium.
Radioactivity in air pollution linked with cardiovascular harms
Radioactivity in fine particulate air pollution may be harming people’s cardiovascular health, according to a new study.
Wildfire smoke may be leading cause of air quality decline
The number of people experiencing an “extreme smoke day”—a day with unhealthy air quality because of dangerous smoke—has jumped 27-fold over the past decade, according to a new study.
Better Off: Home
What makes a healthy home? In 2022, that question feels more important than ever. What are the right foods to eat? The least-toxic shampoos and sunscreens? The best way to prevent loneliness while working from home? On Season…
Grappling with public health impacts of Supreme Court decisions
Panelists at a Harvard Chan School forum examined how a slew of recent decisions by the Supreme Court negatively affect public health—and how advocates can push back.
How our environment impacts reproductive health
Carmen Messerlian, assistant professor of environmental reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology, studies how the world around us—everything from chemical exposures to trauma to climate change—can affect reproductive health and development.
More stringent COVID restrictions linked with better air quality
In cities that implemented stricter policies to contain COVID-19 during the early months of the pandemic, the air quality was more likely to improve, according to a new global analysis.