Tag Archives: environmental health

Tips for saving your fingertips

In case you haven’t seen them, here are some tips from a UMHS physician from a story in the University Record on staying safe in extremely cold weather, including a helpful chart from the CDC. Advertisements

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First-ever quantitative data about the toll of BPA exposure

From Health Affairs: The risks of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) have been well-known for some time. While exposure to BPA in the United States affects an estimated 92.6 percent of Americans over the age of five, there are gaps … Continue reading

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New from the National Academies Press: Including Health in Global Frameworks for Development, Wealth, and Climate Change

From the NAP: Including Health in Global Frameworks for Development, Wealth, and Climate Change is the summary of a three-part public webinar convened by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and its  collaborative on … Continue reading

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Chemical informatio​n and the Jan 2014 West Virginia Elk River chemical release

From TOXNET: You may be aware from multiple news sources that little information was available about 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol at the time of the spill in West Virginia’s Elk River earlier this month. Since the spill, government and private sector scientists have … Continue reading

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E-cigarette poisonings & more in the new edition of Public Health Law News

From the CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local, & Territorial Support: The new edition of Public Health Law News reprints an article from USA Today on the rise in reports of poisonings in children by e-cigarettes. Other stories include reports … Continue reading

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Food and Nutrition Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight

New from the National Academies Press: Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine’s Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention in June 2013 to examine income, race, and ethnicity, … Continue reading

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Using information disclosure to achieve policy goals: Toxics release inventory & shale gas fracking

The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has announced a panel discussion “Using Information Disclosure to Achieve Policy Goals: How Experience with the Toxics Release Inventory Can Inform … Continue reading

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Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

New from the National Academies Press: In the past decade, few subjects at the intersection of medicine and sports have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions – especially among youth. Despite growing awareness of sports-related concussions and campaigns … Continue reading

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Video from this year’s Risk Science Symposium with Mark Lynas now available

The Risk Science Center has announced that the video of this year’s Bernstein Symposium is available online.  If you weren’t able to attend, it was a fascinating lecture and panel discussion: Why Is It Hard to Pivot Based on Science? … Continue reading

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What makes advanced materials harmful?

From our friends at Risk Bites, a new video:  What makes advanced materials harmful? As always, watch and comment!

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