Nicole Deziel named co-director of the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology
Nicole Deziel, associate professor of epidemiology (environmental health sciences), has been named a co-director of the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology, starting July 1. She will share co-directing duties with current director Andrew DeWan, associate professor of epidemiology (chronic diseases).
- May 10, 2023Source: BBC.com
It has been 20 years since the Human Genome Project was "completed". But it quickly became apparent that the efforts to sequence and map the human "book of life" was only just the beginning. Far from closing the question of what makes our bodies tick and why they do so differently, research on the human genome has revealed a far more complex picture than anyone could have imagined. We may not realize it, but it appears that many routine aspects of our daily lives might be partially driven by our genome.
- May 04, 2023
The health impacts of living near an oil or gas well include increased adverse pregnancy outcomes, childhood cancers, hospitalizations, asthma exacerbations, mental health issues, and mortality among the elderly.
- April 25, 2023
A new Yale research study will examine public health impacts of cancer-causing chemical in L.I. drinking waterSource: Riverhead Local
Yale University scientists are preparing to launch a study on Long Island to determine the health effects of the chemical 1,4 dioxane, a contaminant likely to cause cancer in people, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Yale Superfund Research Center is looking for volunteers who live on Long Island, where the chemical is being detected in private wells and public water supply systems at higher levels than most of the rest of the country, to participate in the study.
- September 06, 2022
The International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) has awarded YSPH Assistant Professor Krystal Pollitt its prestigious Joan M. Daisey Outstanding Young Scientist Award. The award will be presented at the 2022 ISES Annual Meeting, September 25-29, in Lisbon, Portugal.
- May 18, 2022Source: ProPublica
Calvert City, Kentucky, has long had what people in other toxic hot spots have been begging for: monitors to prove they’re being exposed to toxic industrial air pollution. Regulators have years of evidence, but the poison in the air is only growing.
- May 12, 2022
On May 19, the gentle woodlands of Yale’s West Campus will be transformed into the rugged foothills of Appalachia as Kentucky-based Clear Creek Creative launches the first of four outdoor performances of its environmental, spiritual and cultural parable Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man.
- April 27, 2022Source: BuzzFeed News
Increase your water intake while decreasing your environmental impact with one of these great reusable water bottles
- March 30, 2022
In a March 30 commentary in Bioscience, a trio of public health experts, ecologists and environmental scientists urge adoption of a more holistic approach when evaluating the impact of unconventional gas and oil production operations such as fracking.
- October 15, 2021Source: USA Today
The claim: Heat reacts with the chemicals in plastic water bottles and releases harmful dioxin. Heat does react with the plastic of the bottle to release chemicals in a process known as "leaching." However, dioxin is not one of those chemicals, experts say.