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…
Among pregnant women who use the HIV drug tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, there was no greater risk of malformations in their newborns than from other antiretroviral therapies, according to new research from Harvard Chan School.
Mounting evidence suggests that widely used chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) interfere with immune system function. Experts are concerned that exposure to these chemicals could diminish the immune system’s ability to fight a host of infectious…
Tamarra James-Todd discusses her path to public health and her research on women's environmental health.
Homemade makeup products such as lip gloss are widely featured on TikTok videos, but just because they’re handmade doesn’t mean they’re safe, according to experts.
Fine particulate pollution from fossil fuel combustion was responsible for one in five early deaths worldwide in 2018, with vulnerable groups at greatest risk.
Russ Hauser discusses a paper he co-authored that outlines the health dangers of chemicals called ortho-phthalates and calls for their elimination in consumer products.
The Apple Women’s Health Study team at Harvard Chan School has released preliminary scientific data on women and their menstrual symptoms, contributed by a cohort of 10,000 participants of varying ages and races across the U.S. participating in…
Eleven teams affiliated with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health were selected for the Harvard Innovation Labs Fall 2020 i-lab Venture Program cohort.
Women who always have irregular menstrual cycles or cycles lasting more than 40 days may have a greater risk of dying before age 70 compared to women with very regular cycles.