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March 11, 2019

Associate professors Alicia Timme-Laragy (Environmental Health Sciences) and Brian Whitcomb (Epidemiology) are among the eight UMass Amherst faculty members who have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Environmental Health Sciences Chair Timothy Ford
February 25, 2019

Western Mass News recently interviewed Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences Timothy Ford on a feature story about the levels of bacteria spread by electric hand-dryers. He says air hand-dryers could transfer bacteria to hands by pulling contaminated air from the surrounding area.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg
February 25, 2019

In a new opinion piece written for Environmental Health News, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg says the president's state of the union message lacked a necessary focus on cancer prevention, and specifically on research to "understand and communicate the role that environmental exposures play in cancer risk."

January 23, 2019

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently rebuked a study funded by members of the chemical and sterilization industry in a feature story appearing in the Chicago Tribune.

December 17, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier is among more than 200 scientists who have written a letter expressing concern about the US Environmental Protection Agency’s recent dismissal of its particulate matter review panel, a group of experts who have provided vital input into EPA’s particulate standard updates since they began more than a decade ago.

December 12, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg recently appeared on Connecting Point, a news show produced by local PBS station WGBY. Vandenberg discussed her research on the health risks of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg
December 3, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg is among five UMass scientists profiled in the latest issue of UMass Magazine for a feature article titled "Target: Breast Cancer." The story examines researchers who are investigating the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it.

November 29, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier writes an essay in The Conversation about how wildfire smoke is really a national health threat.

November 19, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier comments in a story about how people in California are coping with smoke from wildfires and the health problems associated with breathing the smoke. “Short-term exposures to intense smoke can lead to lung and cardiovascular problems in some people, especially if they are already susceptible to these diseases,” he says.

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.

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