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Featured News

  • Yes, Lead Is In Baby Food, But You Shouldn’t Freak Out

    Online article includes mention of Aimin Chen, MD, PhD, associate professor of environmental health. News is circulating about a report showing there was a detectable level of lead in nearly a quarter of baby food sampled in a large study. That might sound panic-worthy, but as experts explain, there's actually no reason to freak out. For the report, scientists with the nonprofit organization The Environmental Defense Fund analyzed 11 years of data from the Food and Drug Administration. They found that many foods - including baby foods - are sources of lead.
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  • COEC Receives Ohio School Boards Honor

    The Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC), part of the Center for Environmental Genetics housed in the Department of Environmental Health, received the Business Roll Honor Award from the Ohio School Boards Association. The COEC worked with 30 educators across seven school districts in Eastern Ohio to provide water testing kits for science classes. Rolling Hills Local Schools in Byesville, Ohio, nominated the COEC for the Business Roll Honor Award, which was accepted by Erin Haynes, DrPh, and Rachel Shepler. The teachers worked with students to develop a water testing protocol using the kits, which Haynes plans to use in future water testing research.
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