Today is Friday, Jul. 1, 2016

Department of

Environmental Health

  • Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Honored for Lifetime of Achievement in Research
  • TERA Scientists Assist With Harmonization Effort in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • 2016 Career Development Awards

Featured News

  • Does Hand Sanitizer Actually Work? FDA Wants an Answer

    Story cites a study on the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, led by Andrew Maier, PhD. The FDA announced it wants more information about active ingredients in certain topical antiseptic rubs, including common hand sanitizers. The agency hopes more data will demonstrate the effectiveness of sanitizers and guarantee no unknown risks can arise from regular use of the products.
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  • Enabling Community Science Through a Point-of-Care Sensor to Detect Toxic Heavy Metals

    Profile features Erin Haynes, DrPh, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine. Conventional methods for measuring heavy metal exposure in humans are often expensive, resource intensive, and time-consuming. A portable, point-of-care sensor developed by NIEHS grantees, Erin Haynes, DrPH, and Ian Papautsky, PhD, at the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) Center for Environmental Genetics, may enable a faster, more cost-effective assessment of toxic heavy metals in blood.
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