Exposure to air pollution in utero linked to child stunting in Bangladesh

Harvard Pop Center faculty member David Canning is co-author of a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that reveals that children who were exposed to fine particulate ambient air pollution in utero in Bangladesh—a densely populated country that recently ranked last on air quality—were significantly more likely to suffer … Continue reading “Exposure to air pollution in utero linked to child stunting in Bangladesh”

When can a healthy economy actually shorten a lifespan?

Part of the answer may depend on where you live (industrial vs. agricultural economy). The findings of recent work by Harvard Pop Center faculty member and health economist David Cutler and his colleagues is cited in this New York Times article. He also comments on how opioids may be influencing the impact that the economy … Continue reading “When can a healthy economy actually shorten a lifespan?”

Increase in asthma symptoms linked to wildfire smoke, fine particulate matter air pollution

Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar Colleen Reid, PhD, is lead author on a study published in Environmental Research that contributes to the growing body of knowledge of health risks associated with wildfire smoke. Photo: Cameron Strandberg, Fitzhugh Newspaper. Jasper, Alberta

Health Impact Assessment Impacts Proposed Changes in MBTA Fares and Service

Pop Center Yerby Fellow Mariana Arcaya, ScD  has co-authored a study that shares the results of a health impact assessment (HIA) that influenced the MBTA to make more modest fare increases and service cuts.