News & Spotlights

Study: Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Air Pollution on Children's Health in Mongolia - Public Health News Spotlight

Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Air Pollution on Children's Health in Mongolia, by Public Health Prof. Rufus Edwards:
Ulaanbaatar is one of the most polluted cities in the world as a result of winter burning of raw coal for heating, combined with rapid urbanization. Pollution is a special concern in young children as a result of pnemonia and during critical phases of lung development.

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Article: Power Failure: The Battered Legacy of Leaded Batteries, by Oladele A. Ogunseitan for Environmental Science & Technology - Public Health News Spotlight

The history of automobiles is inextricable from the story of one of the most pervasive toxic chemical exposures in modern human history. Globally, billions of people1 were poisoned by lead (Pb) between 1921, when General Motors Corporation introduced tetraethyl lead as an antiknock agent in gasoline-powered cars, until 2015, when leaded gasoline was scheduled to be phased out in Algeria, the last country still using leaded gasoline.

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Newsletter: Dr. Ogunseitan participates in a Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Community Protection Advisory Committee - Public Health News Spotlight

The Community Protection and Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative Project Update: The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) Community Protection and Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative (Haz-Waste Reduction Initiative) is a project designed to evaluate methods that have the potential to significantly reduce the generation and disposal of hazardous wastes (HW) that are managed in communities disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution.

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