Dirty emissions from coal-fired power plants have been declining in recent years. But other sources of air pollution—including soot from the burning of gas, biomass, and wood in buildings—now have more negative health effects than coal combustion, according…
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…
Bhargav Krishna, DrPH ’21, hopes to build public support for improving the India's ‘really terrible’ air.
Policies aimed at protecting people from adverse health impacts related to fracking may not work as intended, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
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.