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Environmental health

Environmental health
Superfood safety
Published Feb 21, 2024
Novel chemical analysis by a Johns Hopkins-led team provides insight into safety of Maryland-grown kale
3 Questions
EPA eliminates wetlands protections
Published Sept 1, 2023
As much as half of the nation's wetlands were recently removed from federal regulations that protected them from pollution, JHU expert Ciaran Harman says
Environmental health
Wildfires likely to grow more common on East Coast, experts predict
Published June 12, 2023
Hopkins scholars discuss the harmful effects of smoke from the Canadian wildfires and how residents can protect themselves and prepare for next time
Water treatment
Filtration methods remove harmful 'forever chemicals' from drinking water
Published Oct 24, 2022
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, are industrial chemicals that are commonly found in drinking water despite being hazardous to human health
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Study: EPA approach to assessing chemical health risks falls short
Published Oct 20, 2022
The Lautenberg Act was designed to shore up toxic substance safety assessments, but regulators are not using best practices, Johns Hopkins researcher finds
Q+A
After Supreme Court EPA ruling, regulatory patchwork remains
Published Aug 23, 2022
A lack of unified national regulation will not only slow the Biden administration's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but will also slow business investments and innovation, according to climate policy expert Paul Ferraro
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