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…
A wide-ranging new analysis from The Lancet urges lawmakers to take action to curtail the use of fossil fuels, which contribute to planetary warming and which lead to significant health harms.
More than 200 people gathered virtually on October 30, 2020 for the 23rd annual John B. Little Symposium to honor the legacy of radiobiology expert John B. Little and to share research on the health effects of radiation.
MỹDzung Chu, PhD '20, explores the health impacts of housing inequities and advocates for housing security in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.