EHS doctoral students publish research in Nature Comm. and Environmental International

EHS doctoral student Julia Varshavsky and colleagues examine dietary sources of cumulative phthalates exposure among the U.S. general population in NHANES.

EHS doctoral student Chris Hoover helps lead collaborative research finding that agrochemicals can increase environmental transmission of human schistosomiasis (covered in the TWiP science podcast http://bit.ly/2pvLZNg  starting at 1:05:00).

 

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Berkeley and Prof. Smith partner with top Indian and global institutions to launch Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre

Top Indian and global institutes, including TERI, announce the launch of Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre with UC Berkeley

New Delhi, 3 November 2017:  Along with its partners, TERI proudly announces the inception of Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre (CCAPC), a new partnership among the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Sri Ramachandra University Chennai, University of California Berkeley, and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Delhi. UrbanEmissions.info, a credible information centre providing research, and analysis related to air pollution, serves as the Centre’s knowledge partner.

With its Secretariat housed at TERI, New Delhi, CCAPC will focus on comparing and evaluating policy options for dealing with India’s health-damaging air pollution of all types, indoor, outdoor, rural, and urban. It will facilitate a platform for institutions to work together to make appropriate policy recommendations and provide actionable solutions to manage the problem.

By virtue of its nature of work, CCAPC will also work closely with but be independent of the Ministries of Health; Petroleum; New and Renewable Energy; and Environment, Forests and Climate Change, and Indian Council of Medical Research.

Apart from publishing policy papers that will help enhance the understanding of air pollution management, the activities of CCAPC will also involve running a post-doctorate programme with mentorship across all four partner institutes.

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Prof. Kirk Smith contributes to the The Lancet Commission on pollution and health

Prof. Kirk Smith contributes to the The Lancet Commission on pollution and health, which "addresses the full health and economic costs of air, water, and soil pollution. Through analyses of existing and emerging data, the Commission reveals pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the Global Burden of Disease. It uncovers the economic costs of pollution to low-income and middle-income countries. The Commission will inform key decision makers around the world about the burden that pollution places on health and economic development, and about available cost-effective pollution control solutions and strategies."

http://www.thelancet.com/commissions/pollution-and-health

 

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Lancet paper: Prof. Remais and colleagues examine transport and health in rapidly changing China

In new research appearing in The Lancet, Prof. Remais' group in EHS, along with their international colleagues, examine the public health effects of transportation in rapidly growing (and increasingly mobile) China.

Prof Baoguo Jiang, MD, Song Liang, PhD, Prof Zhong-Ren Peng, PhD, Haozhe Cong, PhD, Morgan Levy, PhD, Qu Cheng, PhD, Prof Tianbing Wang, MD, Prof Justin V Remais. Transport and public health in China: the road to a healthy future. The Lancet. 2017.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31958-X

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