Three companies are recalling applesauce pouches because they may contain dangerous levels of lead, the FDA says. The recalled products include certain Schnucks Cinnamon Applesauce and variety pouches, WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches and certain lots of Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches.
As the invited speaker for the 2023 NIEHS Hans L. Falk Memorial Lecture, Center member Marisa Bartolomei highlighted the contributions she and her research group at the University of Pennsylvania have made.
Our Center Deputy Director, Marilyn Howarth, MD, was interviewed by the Environmental Health Chat podcast on lead in Philadelphia.
Through a state initiative, Chester County officials are trying to support qualified homeowners with low and moderate incomes with up to $25,000 for repair costs.
Councilmember Jamie Gauthier and the City Council of Philadelphia declared October 12th as Children’s Environmental Health Day in the city.
PRCCEH received a new 1-year NIEHS Administrative Supplement to add a fifth focus area: climate change!
CHOP and Penn Researchers receive $50 Million NIH Grant to study impact of environmental factors on pregnancy and children’s health
The Penn-CHOP ECHO program will enroll patients at Penn Medicine during pregnancy and follow the infants into childhood at CHOP.
Dr. South Named Associate Vice President for Health Justice and Inaugural Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Justice
Congratulations to Dr. Eugenia South, who was appointed Associate Vice President for Health Justice for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (a newly created role) and named Inaugural Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Justice.
The climate crisis impacts everyone. During Climate Week at Penn, which will be held from Sept. 18-22, everyone is invited to find their place in the climate movement.
Penn Medicine will serve a critical role in driving research to reduce pregnancy-related complications and deaths and promote maternal health equity through a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. The $19 million, seven-year grant funds the creation of an implementation science hub as part of the NIH’s new Maternal Health Research of Centers of Excellence initiative.
Inkyu Han, PhD, one of PRCCEH’s newest members and an environmental health scientist with the Temple University College of Public Health was recently featured for his work on microplastics in the College of Public Health news.
Story in Drexel Magazine about the Environmental Collaboratory and Center member Jane Clougherty
Center member Inkyu Han, PhD, was interviewed for a recent AP story on extreme heat in our cities.
This year’s edition of the Research at Penn magazine has two stories featuring PRCCEH members.
An interview by Villanova University with Center members Ruth McDermott-Levy and Daniel Jackson Smith, about the recent wildfires, climate change and impacts to public health.
Overall, Black children 19 and younger are hospitalized due to asthma at a rate 5X that of white counterparts.
In April 2023, Drexel University began a pilot program for organic land management at Drexel Park.
Penn Nursing is committed to training the next generation of nurses on sustainability and the climate crisis
The Penn Nursing blog has a long feature on sustainability efforts across the school, including those of Center member Jianghong Liu, PhD, RN, FAAN.
According to the EPA, rising global average temperature continue to impact widespread changes in weather patterns, and extreme weather events are likely to become more frequent or more intense. Experts suggest that the stress of these events can trigger headaches.
The City of Chester passed a new lead ordinance in a continued effort to end lead paint poisoning.
Center Deputy Director interviewed as part of segment on environmental justice in the Eastwick neighborhood
ABC News 6 featured some of the environmental justice issues faced by the residents of the Eastwick neighborhood in Philadelphia.
A new national-scale, multi-sector EPA report showcases some of the ways children are especially vulnerable to a variety of health effects from climate change due to physical, cognitive, behavioral, and social factors.
Center member Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, was a lead author on a Case Study featured in the American Academy of Pediatrics, titled, “A Health System-Initiated Intervention to Remediate Homes of Children With Asthma”.
Jianghong Liu, PhD, to be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International at the 34th International Nursing Research Congress
Center Member Jianghong Liu, PhD, is one of two Penn Nursing faculty members to be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International for their contributions to the nursing profession.