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…
Tamarra James-Todd discusses her path to public health and her research on women's environmental health.
As the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s dedicated archivist at the Center for the History of Medicine, Heather Mumford identitifies and acquires records that reflect and impact the research and teaching mission of the School.
Long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution—even levels below national standards—can increase the risk of several serious cardiac and respiratory conditions in elderly adults, according to a new study.
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.
Diets that are largely plant-based and low in red meat may be the best way to feed a global population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050.
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…
Human-caused changes in the global environment, such as deforestation and air pollution, are increasingly threatening our own health and well-being, according to Harvard Chan School's Samuel Myers.
At the Cutter lecture, Elisabete Weiderpass, director of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, discussed the agency's evaluations of data on potentially cancer-causing agents.
Until the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us didn't think about indoor air very much, if at all. But healthy buildings expert Joseph Allen has been studying indoor air for years. He says that since we spend 90% of…