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The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is part of the College of Medicine and is housed in a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with the latest technologies in environmental chemistry, aerosol physics, genomics, and molecular genetics. The department offers graduate degrees and medical residencies. Its graduate programs are Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, environmental and Occupational Hygiene, environmental and occupational medicine, and epidemiology, and biostatistics.

Graduates find careers ranging from the practical, such as occupational medicine and environmental hygiene, to basic research into how genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility to disease. Our graduates share a common goal: to improve the quality of life by understanding the causes of environmental damage and identifying the effective methods of prevention.

Laundry Detergent Packets Still Posing a Threat to Children

TV segment interviews Patricia Nance and Michael Dourson, PhD, of the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) Center at the UC College of Medicine.

Keeping clothes clean could pose a big danger to children. New figures show that despite warnings, children are still getting their hands on laundry detergent packets, including Tide Pods, made by Cincinnati-based Procter and Gamble.

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Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences
Kettering Lab Building
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056
Mail Location: 0056

Phone: 513-558-5701