Research Highlights

A new UC Berkeley report finds that janitors and security officers are uniquely vulnerable to sexual harassment because the structure of the property services industry puts them at risk, and conditions within the industry make it difficult for more...
woman selects detergent
A new commentary by Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) researchers, published in Reproductive Toxicology, covers the emerging evidence that chemical exposure may contribute to breast cancer risk. It recommends improving test more...
Restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown
Millions of workers in the United States are not getting the wages and benefits they are entitled to by law. While some may see this as a labor issue, researchers say it is a public health problem that has been ignored for way too long. “We’ve known more...
Worker on construction site
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, according to the report 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 green chemistry and the more...
Many employers are mistakenly relying upon public fire departments to rescue workers from confined spaces, such as water and sewer pipes, manholes and tunnels, according to an analysis by UC Berkeley health researchers of hundreds of deaths in the more...