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December 17, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier is among more than 200 scientists who have written a letter expressing concern about the US Environmental Protection Agency’s recent dismissal of its particulate matter review panel, a group of experts who have provided vital input into EPA’s particulate standard updates since they began more than a decade ago.

December 12, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg recently appeared on Connecting Point, a news show produced by local PBS station WGBY. Vandenberg discussed her research on the health risks of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg
December 3, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg is among five UMass scientists profiled in the latest issue of UMass Magazine for a feature article titled "Target: Breast Cancer." The story examines researchers who are investigating the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it.

November 29, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier writes an essay in The Conversation about how wildfire smoke is really a national health threat.

November 19, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier comments in a story about how people in California are coping with smoke from wildfires and the health problems associated with breathing the smoke. “Short-term exposures to intense smoke can lead to lung and cardiovascular problems in some people, especially if they are already susceptible to these diseases,” he says.

November 14, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ignoring its own data about the chemical BPA.

October 24, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg is featured in a new video produced by UMass Amherst Research NEXT as part of its “UMass Women in Science” series.

October 23, 2018

The air in Hampshire County may feel crisp and clean, but Environmental Health Sciences’ Richard Peltier says it’s anything but.

October 23, 2018

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently profiled Associate Professor Laura Vandenberg, highlighting her work in research and academia.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Edward Calabrese
October 3, 2018

Professor Edward Calabrese, environmental health sciences, testified Oct. 3 before the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight in Washington, D.C.

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