News

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

October 23, 2018

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

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.

September 20, 2018

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Raphael Arku was one of nine UMass Amherst faculty members awarded Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF) by the UMass Amherst Chancellor's Office. 

September 18, 2018

Environmental Health Sciences’ Laura Vandenberg recently appeared on NPR’s nationally syndicated program “All Things Considered” to dispute new research claiming the plastic additive BPA isn’t a health threat.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
September 14, 2018

Richard Pilsner, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received a five-year, $2.7 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences award to support his further research on fathers’ preconception exposure to phthalates and potential effects on reproductive health through methylation of sperm DNA. This award for work in humans complements his five-year, $2.3 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences award received last year.

August 13, 2018

In recent article appearing in The Guardian and the San Jose Mercury News, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier says smoke from the large wildfires in the western U.S. can have adverse effects on health, even hundreds of miles away from the fire

July 26, 2018

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg was recently quoted in the New York Times and WRAL about a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics that is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy, and eat more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food.

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