Most of the waterproof mascara, liquid lipsticks, and foundations tested in a recent study contained high levels of fluorine—suggesting the likely presence of toxic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).
Bhargav Krishna, DrPH ’21, hopes to build public support for improving the India's ‘really terrible’ air.
Experts from Harvard Chan School and Boston University developed educational materials to help protect workers in electronic recycling facilities from PCBs.
Indoor dust mimics sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone in human cells, according to a new study from Harvard Chan School. The dust contains a stew of dozens of chemicals that migrate out of furnishings and that…
Mounting evidence suggests that widely used chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) interfere with immune system function. Experts are concerned that exposure to these chemicals could diminish the immune system’s ability to fight a host of infectious…
Tamarra James-Todd discusses her path to public health and her research on women's environmental health.
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.
Russ Hauser discusses a paper he co-authored that outlines the health dangers of chemicals called ortho-phthalates and calls for their elimination in consumer products.
The clothing that firefighters wear to protect themselves from fire and other hazards may contain toxic compounds called perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, according to a new study.
People who had elevated blood levels of a toxic chemical called perfluorobutanoic acid had an increased risk of a more severe course of COVID-19 than those who did not have elevated levels, according to a new study led…