Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and a critic of the current linear no-threshold (LNT) approach to risk assessment for radiation and toxic chemicals, argues in a new publication that the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) made an error in adopting the LNT because the research findings on which they relied contained a fundamental error, unknown to them and only discovered decades later.
She and her team found subtle but striking behavior changes in nesting mothers exposed during pregnancy and lactation and in their daughters exposed in utero.
His study is one of the first to investigate whether preconception exposures to phthalates in fathers has an effect on embryo quality, which can affect a couple's success in conceiving.
She discusses which cookware materials are safe. Vandenberg says many types of non-stick cookware contain a chemical component PFOA, something that can take centuries to break down and can cause cancer.
Peltier says the market for these DIY air pollution sensors is growing but it’s not always clear what they are measuring or if they are being properly used.
The team received a $375,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate links to health effects in offspring born from mice exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
The group cited her “outstanding leadership in conducting critical research to identify and address the many issues concerning endocrine disruptors.”
The event will be held November 18, 2016 in the UMass Campus Center.
The University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is searching to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor in Health Equity position. Requirements include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service in support of an emerging Center for Advancing Community Health Equity, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with excellent potential for, or a proven track record of, extramural research funding, preferably from federal funding agencies.
The event brings alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends from all departments together to celebrate the SPHHS community.
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