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Department of

Environmental Health

  • Ranjan Deka, PhD, in the lab
  • 2016 Career Development Awards
  • TERA Scientists Assist With Harmonization Effort in Pharmaceutical Industry

Featured News

  • Study: Public Water Supply Is Unsafe for Millions of Americans

    Article includes quote from Susan Pinney, PhD, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health. Millions of Americans may be drinking water with unsafe levels of industrial chemicals, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters. These chemicals, known as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances or PFASs, have been linked to high cholesterol, obesity, hormone suppression and even cancer. Introduced more than 60 years ago, PFASs are a category of man-made chemicals that degrade very slowly, if at all, in the environment.
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  • 8 Reasons Why Kids Who Grow Up With a Dog Are Happier and Healthier

    According to a study conducted at the University of Cincinnati, children who test positive to dog allergies, but live with them while they are young, are four times less likely to have eczema. The study further concludes that young children exposed to dog allergens could benefit from a protective effect against future skin allergies.
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