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UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg
August 28, 2019

Laura Vandenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, says some of the chemicals being used as alternatives to bisphenol A in plastics and epoxy resins are not always a safer alternative.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg
August 27, 2019

Laura Vandenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, says some of the ingredients in sunscreen, a product known to help reduce rates of melanoma, a potentially deadly form of cancer, may be endocrine disruptors.

August 27, 2019

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier was quoted in a Newsweek article about a huge plume of smoke from wildfires in Siberia making its way to North America.

University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alicia Timme-Laragy
August 27, 2019

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy, a developmental toxicologist with expertise in how early life exposures to pollutants affect health, recently hosted a visit by State Representative John Velis (Westfield) to discuss her ongoing research to identify and understand the health risks of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found in contaminated drinking water.

August 27, 2019

Richard Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has been quoted in multiple publications on recent air testing in three Georgia communities where cancer-causing ethylene oxide has been detected.

May 30, 2019

Four students working in the lab of Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy claimed top prizes at the Society of Toxicology’s annual meeting held in Baltimore, MD, this past spring.

May 24, 2019

Environmental Health Sciences graduate students Monika Roy and Klara Matouskova were among the nearly 40 students selected to present artistic representations of their research activities during the second annual Research Art Science Exhibition on display in the university’s Digital Media Lab in late April.

May 23, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored a group of nearly two dozen undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019 SPHHS Awards Celebration. Student award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.

May 22, 2019

Richard E. Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has written an essay in The Conversation questioning proposed changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s air pollution regulations that would adopt alternative dose-response models when determining how much pollution causes negative health effects.

UMass Amherst Public Health Sciences major Aastha Pokharel
May 22, 2019

Aastha Pokharel ‘19, a Public Health Sciences and Biochemistry double major, is among six undergraduates selected as spring 2019 Rising Researchers. The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship or creative activity.

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