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By Robert Sanders, Media relations A brown layer of ice algae coats the flanks of sea ice in Antarctica. These microbes thrive in sea ice ‘houses’ and are the beginning of many food webs, which branch out to feed all larger more...
Historically redlined communities face higher asthma rates
Home Owner’s Loan Corporation (HOLC) ratings of Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda neighborhoods, with green indicating “best,” blue indicating “still desirable,” yellow indicating “definitely declining” and red indicating “ more...
Mass gatherings can facilitate infectious disease transmission, presenting opportunities to improve health
Photo Credit: Mauricio Ayovi Mass gatherings have long been known to increase risks of infectious disease outbreaks. Music festivals, sporting events, religious pilgrimages, and other assemblies of significant numbers of more...
India could make a major dent in air pollution by curbing emissions from dirty household fuels such as wood, dung, coal and kerosene, shows a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and more...
For her expertise in water systems and sanitation, decades-long career as a microbial risk assessor and water quality scientist, and her commitment to mentoring the next generation of public health practitioners, Charlotte more...
Asa Bradman, environmental health scientist and associate professor at the School of Public Health, received  the Organic Center’s Award of Excellence at the organization’s annual benefit dinner on March 6. The award more...
Organic diet significantly reduces risk of pesticide exposure, new study shows
by Austin Price Diet is the primary source of pesticide exposure for much of the general public, but according to recent research at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, exposure can be substantially reduced by opting more...
Heavy rainfall and flooding have long been known to increase the risk of waterborne infectious diseases by exposing people to contaminated floodwaters and overwhelming water and sanitation systems. In a study published today more...
This spring semester, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health is fortunate to welcome three more new members to the faculty. These assistant professors will add expertise in environmental exposures, infectious diseases, and more...
Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls
By Kara Manke Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study led by researchers at UC more...
hydro- fracking derricks drilling natural gas on a plain
A recent study published in Environmental Epidemiology shows that living near natural gas operations may be taking an invisible toll on our public health. The researchers connected fracking-induced earthquakes to episodes more...
Burger and fries
A new study has found that people who ate more fast food were exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates than people who ate more home-cooked meals. Lead author Julia Varshavsky, who did more...
Farm workers pick  and package strawberries
A recent study conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) found that worry about deportation was associated with multiple cardiovascular more...
Not only is urban greenness unequally distributed by neighborhood demographics, but poorer neighborhoods and those with more minorities are losing greenness, according to a recent UC Berkeley led study. The study, published more...
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Our faculty members, researchers, and students worked against many pernicious problems over the past year. We selected the following stories from 2017 to revisit based on their popularity and relevance to the field of public more...
A four-year study conducted by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers found a significant association between the California drought and property crime rates. Dana E. Goin, an epidemiology PhD student, Kara E. more...
Patton Nguyen smiling
Patton Nguyen, a senior undergraduate student in public health, was selected as one of 11 recipients of the 2017 UC Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Fellowship. Nguyen will receive a $12,000 award to help fund his research on the more...
Spraying pesticides
Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley School of Public Health more...
As the number of white residents in a neighborhood declines, noise rises. But noise pollution is inescapable in segregated cities, where it is worse for everyone, according to the first breakdown of noise exposure along more...
Scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings us closer to suppressing them on a continental scale. The study used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing more...

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