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International Dose-Response Society Conference
February 3, 2017

The International Dose-Response Society has opened registration and announced a call for posters for its 16th annual conference, which will be held this year on April 18-19, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center, with the theme “Preconditioning in Biology and Medicine: Mechanisms and Translational Research.”

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Laura Vandenberg
February 2, 2017

The article examines health concerns related to new fast-food packaging materials.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Edward Calabrese
January 20, 2017

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.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Laura Vandenberg
December 22, 2016

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.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
December 8, 2016

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.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Laura Vandenberg
December 3, 2016

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.

December 1, 2016

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.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
November 21, 2016

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.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Laura Vandenberg
November 2, 2016

The group cited her “outstanding leadership in conducting critical research to identify and address the many issues concerning endocrine disruptors.”

The University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is a co-organizer of the Western Massachusetts Health Summit in 2016
October 25, 2016

The event will be held November 18, 2016 in the UMass Campus Center.