News Releases from NIEHS
- November 7, 2022:
- NIH’s Climate and Health Initiative Tackles Global Health Effects Associated With a Changing Climate
The authors, a coalition of leaders at NIH, outline how the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiativeis uniquely poised to lead and engage with communities and agencies globally to address the health effects associated with climate change.
- November 2, 2022:
- New 3D Model Shows How Cadmium Exposure May Affect Heart Development
Researchers have developed a three-dimensional model that shows how exposure to cadmium might lead to congenital heart disease. Affecting nearly 40,000 newborns a year, congenital heart disease is the most common type of birth defect in the United States.
- October 17, 2022:
- Hair Straightening Chemicals Associated With Higher Uterine Cancer Risk
Women who used chemical hair straightening products were at higher risk for uterine cancer compared to women who did not report using these products, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health.
News Releases from NIEHS-funded Researchers
- December 5, 2022:
- Household Air Cleaners Improve Heart Health Among Individuals with COPD, Researchers Find
A six-month study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers concludes that the use of portable home air purifiers can improve some markers of cardiovascular health in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. People suffering from COPD often experience shortness of breath, chest tightness and chronic cough. Cardiovascular diseases such as arrythmias, heart failure, stroke and heart attack commonly accompany COPD, and both COPD and cardiovascular disease are leading causes of death around the world, according to the World Health Organization.
- November 7, 2022:
- PFAS Levels Lower in Buildings With Healthier Furnishings
Buildings renovated with healthier furnishings had significantly lower levels of the entire group of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) — toxic chemicals linked with many negative health effects — than buildings with conventional furnishings, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
- October 13, 2022:
- Link Between Commonly Used Chemicals, Gestational Diabetes
Pregnant people may have increased risk of gestational diabetes if they have higher exposure to phenols, common chemicals used in food packaging and many consumer products, according to Kaiser Permanente research.