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Epigenetics and Environmental Health: A Short Educational Video

Jan 19, 2017—

EpigeneticVideoScreenShotOperating through epigenetic mechanisms, environmental exposures can get under our skin and affect our health. As new research comes forward shedding light on how the environment affects our epigenome, translating these findings to the broader public has been challenging.  . . .

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Jan 13, 2017—

SurveyImageCreativeCommonsWe invite your feedback on our new website through a brief survey. This information will help us better serve your work and our mission. Please take our survey before January 23, 2017. 

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Pluralism in a Polarized World

Jan 11, 2017—

Polarization is a term that seems to be applied to almost every realm of society these days—from politics to socioeconomic status. In this state of affairs, only the opposite ends of the spectrum of possibilities are expressed while everything in the middle seems to vanish. And what we know about polarization is it only perpetuates polarization. The ends never meet. It is always either/or.  . . .

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New webpage: Lead

Jan 10, 2017—

Drawing heavily from Toxipedia, but updated and expanded, our new webpage on lead's health impacts includes an overview of exposures, trends, prevention and regulation in the US, with some world data.

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Browned toast and potatoes are 'potential cancer risk', say food scientists.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Many household products contain antimicrobial chemicals banned from soaps by the FDA.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Polish pollution akin to smoking 4,000 cigarettes a year.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

On an Apache reservation in Arizona, a toxic legacy and a mysterious history of chemical spraying.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Warming climate may limit Lyme disease's spread in parts of the US.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

New genetic engineering technique could help design, study biological systems.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

In Mumbai 35.3% premature deaths were results of stroke because of air pollution.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Diabetes, obesity-linked disorders double in kids.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Asthma tied to childhood obesity.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Environmental factors associated with autism spectrum disorder: a scoping review for the years 2003-2013.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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