Dust in buildings with older furniture is more likely to contain traces of toxic compounds called PFASs than dust in buildings with newer furniture, according to a new study from Harvard Chan School.
The energy production process commonly known as fracking is associated with increased levels of airborne radioactive particles in areas downwind of fracking sites, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study…
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Commentary: Sharp differences between presidential candidates on environment will impact human health
The winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election will shape environmental policy that could have a significant impact on human health around the world, according to a September 29, 2020 commentary in The Lancet. The piece, co-authored by…
The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired new research directions across the School
It’s imperative to get the message out that addressing climate change is critical to improving human health, according to Harvard Chan School’s Aaron Bernstein.
A recent book about healthy buildings co-authored by Harvard Chan School’s Joseph Allen was featured in a New Yorker article by Harvard University historian Jill Lepore.
A new downloadable calculator can help determine how powerful an air purifier must be to help keep classrooms safe from the coronavirus.
With summer heat comes elevated health risks for vulnerable populations.
Two doctoral students in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently wrote articles focused on environmental justice that were featured in Environmental Health News’ Agents of Change series. In an April…