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Environmental health

Environmental health
Dirty work
Published June 3, 2022
Gurumurthy Ramachandran reflects on the first study of its kind to examine detailed exposures to toxins during the largest marine oil spill in history in the Gulf of Mexico
Indoor oceans for science's sake
Published Spring 2022
Opened in summer 2020, the Applied Physics Laboratory's new NAMI facility allows researchers to simulate real-life marine environments / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Environmental health
Researcher sheds light on the main source of a rare but destructive greenhouse gas
Published March 11, 2022
Environmental health and engineering PhD student Dylan Gaeta discusses his study linking the unregulated insecticide sulfuryl fluoride to a common fumigation practice in California
Autism
Environmental hazards
Published Winter 2021
Using brain organoids, researchers examine potential environmental link to autism / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Environmental health
Urban hot zones
Published Winter 2021
A grant from the Johns Hopkins Alliance For a Healthier World supports work to identify dangerous hot zones across Baltimore's urban neighborhoods / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Safely handling new technologies
Published Jan 11, 2022
Online training modules will focus on the safe development and use of emerging tech such as additive manufacturing, disinfection tech, nanobiotechnology, and e-cigarettes
Environmental health
EPA grants $1.9M to JHU researchers to study biosolids from sewage
Published Nov 29, 2021
Study will examine the occurrence and uptake of contaminants found in waste as well as health risks
Engineering
A new approach to safer tap water
Published Aug 31, 2021
Leveraging bioassays and artificial intelligence could help identify previously unknown chemical mixtures in the water supply, say Carsten Prasse and Paul Ferraro
Food safety
Organic meat less likely to be contaminated with multidrug-resistant bacteria, study suggests
Published May 13, 2021
Analysis also uncovers meats from processors that handle both organic and conventional retail meat may be less likely to be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria
Q+A
The environmental toll of fighting COVID-19
Published May 5, 2021
Masks, gloves, and chemical disinfectants will outlast the pandemic. Environmental engineer Ana María Rule says there are better alternatives to plastics and harsh chemicals.