Topic: environmental health

Our world our challenge

March 2009 -- Explore HSPH's contribution to environmental health science -- from protecting workers from toxic exposures to investigating the subtler health impacts of air pollution -- through interviews and footage of faculty and students in the Department of Environmental Health. Segments…

Why Public Health? Peter James

April 2011 -- In our new series "Why Public Health?" we ask Harvard School of Public Health students to talk about why they chose to enter the field. Above, Peter James, a doctoral student of Environmental Health and Epidemiology, hopes to use his research to…

Pesticides tied to ADHD in children

July 2010 -- Marc Weisskopf, Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, discusses a study that finds children exposed to higher levels of pesticides known as organophosphates could have a higher risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity…

Aircraft noise linked with heart problems

For immediate release: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Boston, MA — Older people exposed to aircraft noise, especially at high levels, may face increased risk of being hospitalized for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…

Lead in the environment: No safe dose

September 2010 -- Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health, discusses the findings of a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which concludes there is no known safe exposure to lead. (3:07) Abstract of Grandjean's commentary in The Lancet (Sept. 11, 2010)

The dance of the cells: A minuet or a mosh?

For immediate release: May 22, 2011 Boston, MA – The physical forces that guide how cells migrate—how they manage to get from place to place in a coordinated fashion inside the living body— are poorly understood. Scientists at the Harvard School of…

Mercury on the rise in endangered Pacific seabirds

For immediate release: April 18, 2011 Boston, MA – Using 120 years of feathers from natural history museums in the United States, Harvard University researchers have been able to track increases in the neurotoxin methylmercury in the black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), an…