Reducing meat consumption good for personal and planetary health
Frequent red meat consumption has been linked to increased risk of some types of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
New research on intensive nurse home visiting program shows no impact on birth outcomes; study is ongoing
Boston, MA – A paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP), a prenatal and early child home visiting program, did not improve birth outcomes for low-income mothers in South Carolina.…
New tool helps businesses, schools, evaluate indoor ventilation
The Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health released a new online calculator to help people who are using carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors understand ventilation rates in indoor spaces and determine a maximum safe…
Fossil fuel extraction is harming Indigenous communities, say experts
Fossil fuel production causes environmental health effects in Indigenous communities, and leadership from frontline Indigenous activists has been critical in fighting these environmental injustices, according to experts who spoke at a Harvard Chan School event.
Racial disparities in government responses to asthma-triggering housing conditions
In Boston, people of color and poorer people are more frequently exposed to unhealthy housing conditions that can trigger asthma, and the city is typically slower to address these problems than in whiter areas, according to a new…
'Smart' packaging preserves food and enhances safety without plastic waste
Researchers have developed an alternative “smart” packaging material that keeps harmful bacteria and spoilage microorganisms off of food and plastic pollution out of the environment.
Cancer FactFinder website launched to provide fact-based, reliable information about causes of cancer
For immediate release: Thursday, April 7 Boston, MA – A team led by the Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Center for Cancer Equity and Engagement at…
Interactive web series explores environmental racism
A new series of interactive web resources titled Environmental Racism in Greater Boston, produced by experts at Harvard Chan School, tells a multifaceted and accessible story, including interactive data visualizations, about disparities in environmental exposures from the regional…
Racial, ethnic minorities and low-income groups in U.S. exposed to higher levels of air pollution
Certain groups in the U.S.—Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Latinos, and low-income populations—are being exposed to higher levels of dangerous fine particulate air pollution than other groups, a study found.
Hot, dusty, and unhealthy
Barrak Alahmad, PhD ’22, is studying the health impacts of heat and air pollution in Kuwait.