All articles related to "environmental health":

Getting to know … SM student Haley Barravecchia

May 1, 2020—While working toward her master of science in exposure science in the Department of Environmental Health, Haley Barravecchia has studied coral reef health in the Pacific island nation Kiribati, transitioned to remote learning amidst the COVID-19…

How deregulation of mercury could harm health

A recent Trump administration decision to ease mercury regulations for oil- and coal-fired plants will significantly harm public health, according to Elsie Sunderland. Sunderland, professor of environmental science and engineering in the Department of Environmental Health, spoke about…

Op-ed: How to protect from coronavirus in your car

Keeping your car windows open a crack is an easy way to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission when you’re driving, according to experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. COVID-19 can be spread not just…

Opinion: Why pollution problem is neglected

Even though studies suggest that pollution kills nine million people each year, the problem is largely neglected by policymakers, funding organizations, and the media, according to an April 16, 2020 opinion piece in Undark. One reason is that…

We rely on fossil fuels—but ‘they’re killing us’

Air pollution is killing almost 8.8 million people each year—more annual deaths than tobacco smoking, HIV, and vector-borne illnesses such as malaria and dengue, according to a new study from a European research team. The authors of the…

Positive disruption

Saamon Legoski, MPH ’20, is on a mission—for environmental justice March 4, 2020 – When Saamon Legoski sees something wrong, he feels compelled to make it right. Last year, for example, while working as a behavioral specialist and…

Bridging the worlds of health and design

March 4, 2020—Juan Reynoso is about to step into largely uncharted territory. When he graduates this spring, he’ll be only the second person to have completed a new joint Master in Public Health (MPH)/Master in Urban Planning (MUP)…