Dr. Merced-Nieves, PhD, is interviewed by Contemporary Pediatrics Editor Joshua Fitch, discussing her August 2023 study examining the association of prenatal exposures to a metal mixture and stress and the potential health effects.
Proper cleaning, disinfecting, and handwashing are important to prevent the spread of infections. However, chemicals in some products can be harmful to your health. Protect your family from chemical exposures by choosing safer products and practices.
Resolve to reduce your climate change impact in the new year by taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint – and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
Air and noise pollution generated by gas leaf blowers (GLBs) pose multiple hazards to human health
Halloween is a fun time for kids: trick-or-treating, classroom parties, dressing up and costumes and more. But we understand safety is a concern for moms and dads, which is why we’ve come up with these 11 easy tips and tricks to make Halloween a safe and fun activity for all!
Lead is a naturally occurring metal that has been used for thousands of years in a wide variety of products. There is no safe level of lead exposure.
It’s time for the kids to head back to school. Here are some simple tips to encourage healthy habits and get them off to a great start!
Glyphosate is a widely-used weed killer, exposure to which is associated with a number of health risks. Learn about where glyphosate is found and how to protect your family from exposure.
As workers return to the workplace with the pandemic not yet over, workplace safety is more important than ever
Ticks are very small 8-legged bugs that can transmit diseases to humans (tick-borne diseases). It’s important to protect yourself and your family from tick bites
Young people are most vulnerable to the physical and mental health impacts of climate change, which can make caregiving for these individuals more difficult. Here’s what you can do about it.
Join Isabella and Joel as they explore how the environment affects their health. Learn along with them through stories, coloring, and hands-on activities that show you how to take steps to improve the health of your family and community.
A new study will examine the relationship between the built environment, community spread, and the likelihood of transmission of COVID-19 within school settings
We all experience at some point in our lives – but how does it effect our health? Although many think of it as a psychological condition, stress causes a physical response that can contribute to illness or disease
Exposure to PFAS is associated with numerous health outcomes, with children being especially vulnerable. Learn about PFAS exposures and how to protect yourself and your family from it.
Foods are a major source of exposure to both nutritional factors that support good health as well as chemicals that contribute to disease risk. For this reason, dietary exposures are a significant part of the exposome.
Climate change refers to the increase in air temperatures and changing weather patterns observed over the past several decades. The changing climate is impacting the health of people around the world in a myriad of ways.
New study suggests persistent exposure to air pollutants in residential communities can impact health outcomes for COVID-19 patients
Top Tips for a Green and Healthy Holiday from the Children’s Environmental Health Center
BPA is an endocrine disruptor, meaning it can interfere with the hormone system to affect health in many ways.
Many turf products are available and some are even advertised as “green” or “ecofriendly”, but it can be difficult to assess their safety for use by children. Read this entry to learn what chemicals these products contain and understand what the potential health risks may be.
Pesticides repel or kill unwanted pests such as insects, rodents, fungi and weeds. All pesticides have the potential to be toxic to humans.
A new peer-reviewed study in Nature Communications shows how pre-existing neighborhood social factors like housing, work, income, insurance help explain the higher rates of infection for COVID19 in communities of color.
Dr. Wright reviews evidence linking psychological stress to asthma expression in children. She highlights protective effects of nutrition and the early caregiving environment.
Drs. Just and Sheffield discuss how air pollution and climate change are both the metaphoric storm clouds on the horizon and how the COVID-19 pandemic may have brought some unexpected silver linings to the public health efforts in this topic.
Some household pest control products can be harmful to children. Practice safer methods to keep your home healthy and pest-free.
Common household products have ingredients that can be hazardous to your health. Dr. Harari discusses the risks that Latinx domestic cleaners face when using these products. He highlights preventive measures to take when working with products and ways to control exposures.