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Environmental health
The impact of cigarette butts
Published April 22, 2024
Cigarette butts are the most littered item on the planet. Two new studies from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control point to possible solutions.
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EPA phases out PFAS
Published April 19, 2024
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency imposes first-ever regulations limiting chemicals known as PFAS, or forever chemicals, in drinking water
Environmental health
California leads U.S. emissions of little-known greenhouse gas
Published April 3, 2024
The state emits more of the common pesticide sulfuryl fluoride than the rest of country combined, a JHU study finds
Environmental health
Researchers urged to partner to advance environmental justice
Published March 12, 2024
Tennessee state Rep. Justin J. Pearson delivers remarks as part of the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering's monthly Grand Rounds series
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
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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
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
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