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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.

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

Phone: 513-558-5701