Flame retardant chemicals found in many foam products may lower chances of pregnancy, live birth

A study by Harvard Pop Center faculty member Russ Hauser, MD, finds that women undergoing fertility treatments who were found to have higher concentrations of a common type of flame retardant in their urine were less likely to become clinically pregnant and achieve a live birth. Learn more in this press release by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Photo: Werner Moser on Flickr

Why is Flint community particularly vulnerable to lead pipe water contamination?

Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar alum Kristi Pullen, PhD, now a staff scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) health program, comments on why the Flint community is particularly vulnerable to the water contamination issue in this news piece on gizmodo.com. Photo: NH50 on Flickr