Topic: environmental health

Flame retardants associated with neurobehavioral problems in children

November 30, 2012 -- Flame retardants found in furniture, cars, carpet padding, and baby products are supposed to make these products safer. But according to neuropsychologist and epidemiologist Brenda Eskenazi, they may do more harm than good—particularly in children, who are more…

New standard helps bioscience researchers overcome data-sharing obstacles

Collaborators from 30 scientific organizations worldwide, led by researchers at the University of Oxford and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), have agreed on a common standard designed to enable life scientists from widely disparate fields to more consistently describe enormous…

Global health: Harvard and Australia join together to make water a priority

On Aug. 13, 2010, a collaboration between the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), Uniwater (Monash and Melbourne Universities) and Harvard University (represented by John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and…