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Podcasts: Environmental Health Chat

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health

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This podcast series explores how environmental exposures affect our health. Each episode highlights ways researchers work in partnership with community groups to understand and address environmental health issues.

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All About Phthalates: 6:53

In this podcast, we explore the latest scientific findings about phthalates and offer tips on how to reduce your exposure.

Phthalates 03/23/2015

The Microbiome: 6:55

In this podcast, we hear about studies that are underway to assess the relationships between the environment, the microbiome, and human health.

Microbiome 03/2/2015

Preventing Prenatal Exposures: 7:25

This podcast identifies some common contaminants of concern and discusses how doctors and pregnant women can work together to reduce prenatal exposures.

Prenatal Exposures 1/27/2015

Controlling Allergens in Your Home: 6:49

In this podcast, we take a look at some common indoor allergens and offer tips on improving the air quality in your home.

Allergens 12/18/2014

A Second Look at the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing: 7:46

In this podcast, we consider how our understanding of the impacts of fracking has evolved since we last tackled the issue in 2013. Despite continued debate over the potential public health risks of fracking, many research questions remain unanswered. However, one thing seems clear: community members have an important role to play in research on the impacts of fracking.

Emerging Issues 11/11/2014

Chemicals in Personal Care Products: 7:12

This podcast takes a look at some common chemicals found in personal care products and highlights new research about how they might affect our health.

Consumer Health 9/12/2014

Obesity and the Environment: 6:32

In this podcast, we explore how exposure to chemicals in the environment called "obesogens" could increase the risk for obesity.

Obesity 06/16/2014

Citizen Science: 6:30

In this podcast, we look at some real-world science being done by everyday people with low-cost research tools.

Community Engagement 03/17/2014

Arsenic in Rice and Other Foods: 6:40

In this podcast, learn why rice and other foods sometimes contain arsenic and get tips on how to reduce your exposure.

Arsenic in Food 02/27/2014

The Exposome: 6:43

In this podcast, we learn how studying the exposome helps scientists take a holistic look at how environmental exposures can keep us healthy—or make us sick.

Exposome 01/6/2014

The Epigenome: 6:43

In this podcast, we discuss the recent research on how the epigenome affects our health.

Genetics 09/16/2013

Environmental Health in the Nail Salon: 6:32

In this podcast, we discuss the latest research on environmental exposures in the nail salon.

Occupational and Consumer Health 08/16/2013

Native American Health and the Legacy of Mining: 6:42

In this podcast, we learn how some Native American groups are teaming up with researchers to address the health legacy of abandoned mines on Tribal lands.

Native American Health 06/24/2013

Fighting Asthma with ... a Healthy Diet: 6:31

In this podcast,we learn why a healthier diet might help reduce asthma attacks.

Asthma 05/17/2013

Breast Cancer and the Environment (Part 2): 6:28

In this podcast, we talk to an expert about translating breast cancer research into the decisions we make in our everyday lives.

Breast Cancer 04/18/2013

Breast Cancer and the Environment (Part 1): 5:56

Worldwide, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women. In this podcast we talk to experts studying how the chemicals and other environmental factors we're exposed to early in life might contribute to the development of breast cancer later on.

Breast Cancer 03/15/2013

Safe Urban Gardening: 6:06

What could be healthier than a backyard garden? In this podcast, we learn why soil contamination makes gardening potentially risky in some areas. Our experts explain what recent research can tell us about safe gardening practices.

Metals 02/15/2013

Mercury in Seafood: 5:48

To eat fish or not to eat fish? This podcast explains why some types of fish contain high levels of mercury and how to find low-mercury seafood for your family to enjoy.

Metals 01/14/2013

Protecting Children from Contaminants at School: 5:56

Schools built on hazardous waste sites? Yes, it really happens. In this podcast: how researchers and community members teamed up to investigate contamination at Rhode Island schools.

Air Pollution 01/14/2013

Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing: 5:48

In this podcast, we talk about the science of fracking, what we do—and don't—know about its impacts, and how Health Impact Assessments could be used as an approach to identify how drilling might affect community members.

Emerging Issues 01/14/2013

Keeping Your Home Safe from Radon: 6:13

Many homes in the United States harbor an invisible guest—radon. Exposure to this colorless, odorless gas is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. In this podcast, we discuss the latest radon research and what you can do to protect your family.

Air Pollution 01/14/2013


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