Launching a natural research experiment in Kathmandu, Nepal, this month using advanced monitoring methods to assess health risk from air pollution, Environmental Health Sciences' Rick Peltier hopes to demonstrate for the first time in a real-world setting that air pollution can and should be regulated based on toxicology variables rather than simply on the volume of particles in the air.
Pilsner's students find evidence of genetically-Modified Organisms in foods labeled "non-GMO certified"
Students in PUBHLTH490PI: The DNA Experience, a class at UMass Amherst taught by Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Rick Pilsner, had some surprising findings in their end of semester research projects. The dozen students in the course isolated DNA from foods they typically eat, and found inconsistencies in items labeled as being free of genetically-modified organisms (GMO).
The SPHHS will host a Corporate Health & Wellness Panel discussion on Friday, February 28th, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Hadley Room, Campus Center. Students interested in pursuing internships and careers in the corporate health and wellness industry and faculty members interested in learning more about the field are encouraged to attend.
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