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A study published February in Environmental Health Perspectives investigates the relationship between flame retardants and childhood obesity. Researchers examined whether pre- and post-natal exposure to the components of more...
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In order to help Californians control pests in the safest possible manner, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) will be offering a new training course for more...
Brenda Eskenazi, professor of epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, was inducted into the Collegium Ramazzini as a fellow during the annual Ramazzini Days in Carpi, Italy. She will bring to the academy more...
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Researchers led by Professor Catherine Koshland from the University of California, Berkeley Superfund Research Program have developed an inexpensive, easy to use, and highly sensitive sensor to measure how much mercury is in more...
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A new study of preschools and day care centers finds that flame retardants are prevalent indoors, potentially exposing young children to chemicals known to be hazardous. The study, published online today (Thursday, May 15) more...
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If climate change continues as projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), by mid-century, high temperatures and humidity are likely to compromise global agricultural production and working outdoors, more...
Professor Martyn Smith
Martyn Smith, professor of toxicology, was awarded the 2014 Alexander Hollaender Award by the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) for his contributions to the field of environmental toxicology. The award more...
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Residents of Richmond, Calif., on the northeastern edge of San Francisco Bay, expect climate change to present their city with major challenges—from rising sea levels to higher temperatures, flood risks and increased energy more...
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Chronic exposure to ground level ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas and a widespread air pollutant in many major cities, is linked to premature death from cardiovascular disease, finds a new study led by UC Berkeley School of more...
Some racial groups are more likely to bear the brunt of extreme heat waves because of where they live, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The findings, published Tuesday, May more...
A new analysis of the contents of lipstick and lip gloss may cause you to pause before puckering. Researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in more...
Mothers who breathe the kind of pollution emitted by vehicles, coal power plants and factories are significantly likelier to give birth to underweight children than mothers living in less polluted areas, according to more...
The primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations is also churning out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates, according to a new study led by researchers at more...
Prenatal and childhood exposure to flame retardant compounds are linked to poorer attention, fine motor coordination and IQ in school-aged children, a finding by researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, that more...
A new, comprehensive survey of day care centers by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers found that, overall, the environmental quality in child care settings was similar to other indoor environments, but that more...
Bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-like compound that has drawn increased scrutiny in recent years, has been linked to changes in thyroid hormone levels in pregnant women and newborn boys, according to a new study by researchers more...
Pregnant women exposed to wildfire smoke during Southern California’s epic 2003 fire season had babies with lower birth weights, UC Berkeley researchers have found. The scientists examined birth records in areas affected by more...
On Wednesday, August 29, Professor Brenda Eskenazi received the John Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Epidemiology from the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), a society more...
The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) has been awarded a $3.4 million training grant by the National Science Foundation. The grant will train five to six Ph.D. students annually for five years in the principles of more...
Associate Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch Ph.D. '97, M.P.H. '93, expert in environmental health and justice, has been honored with a 2012 Chancellor's Award for Public Service, in the area of Research in the Public Interest more...

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