All articles related to "child health":

Air pollution linked with increased risk of autism in children

Exposure to fine particulate air pollution has been linked with significantly increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children, particularly if exposure occurs during the third trimester of pregnancy or during early childhood, according to a meta-analysis from…

Exploring how ‘forever chemicals’ may harm immune function

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…

Q&A: Gaurab Basu on climate change, racial justice, and COVID-19

April 9, 2021–Climate change is affecting all corners of the world, but historically marginalized communities are disproportionally bearing its health and economic consequences. Gaurab Basu, a physician with the Cambridge Health Alliance and a health equity fellow at…