News Releases from NIEHS
- December 18, 2019:
- Pregnancy Hypertension Risk Increased by Traffic-related Air Pollution
Findings give new insights into the connection between poor air quality, children’s health, and mother’s health.
- December 16, 2019:
- EHP Names New Editor-in-chief
Joel Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H., has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.
- December 4, 2019:
- Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products.
News Releases from NIEHS-funded Researchers
- February 20, 2020:
- Think All BPA-free Products Are Safe? Not so Fast, Scientists Warn
MU scientists find BPA alternative, bisphenol S, could negatively affect both a mother’s placenta and potentially a developing baby’s brain.
- February 6, 2020:
- Cancer-causing Culprits Could Be Caught by Their DNA Fingerprints
Causes of cancer are being catalogued through an international study revealing the genetic fingerprints of DNA-damaging processes that drive cancer development. Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, with collaborators around the world, have created the most detailed list yet of these genetic fingerprints, providing clues to how each cancer develops.
- January 30, 2020:
- A High-fiber Diet May Counteract the Harmful Health Effects of Pollutants
Research from the University of Kentucky’s Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) shows that a diet high in fiber could possibly reverse the adverse effects that environmental toxins have on cardiovascular health.