In a new paper, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Edward Calabrese continues his campaign to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the linear no threshold (LNT) single-hit model for risk assessment for exposure to ionizing radiation, and by extension, other chemicals and compounds.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier is interviewed by The Republican in a feature story about his work developing air pollution sensors. He also talks about the differences between working in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. Peltier says air quality in the developing world can be hard to measure and the health effects are equally difficult to track.
Vandenberg notes that the studies look “at several really important issues in environmental health,” adding that "over the past several decades, exposures to environmental chemicals—and estrogens in particular—have continued to rise."
She explains that there are two problems with BPA. The first is our constant exposures in the environment and the second is if exposure occurs during a vulnerable period of development, like fetal development, the effects can be permanent — even if exposures cease.
Environmental Health Sciences postdoctoral researcher Karilyn Sant recently received a three-year, $183,234 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to examine the mechanisms by which environmental exposures during embryonic development may lead to an increased risk for diabetes and metabolic dysfunction.
The SPHHS will present awards for Significant Contributions and Distinguished Young Alumni during its 2017 SPHHS Fall Celebration being held on Saturday, September 23rd.
Environmental health scientist Krystal Pollitt and Ezra Markowitz, an assistant professor of environmental conservation, will receive $14,850 to work with Partners for a Healthier Community, BayState Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department and others on “The Fresh Air Project: Profiling Children’s Environmental Exposures in Springfield.”
The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2017.
Community Health Education doctoral student Sarah Lowe received a $10,000 pre-dissertation fellowship award. Environmental Health Sciences doctoral student Haotian Wu received the CRF Dissertation Award, and Public Health Sciences student Duga Kolla received the Thesis Capstone Award.
They seek to understand the prevalent environmental exposures for children and develop novel personalized control strategies that reduce exposure to these triggers of asthma.
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