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New heat map explores potential benefits of Philly Tree Plan with block-by-block detail

The maps are part of a new website developed by the Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania staff, which describes how citizen-scientists collected heat readings around the city last summer and what they found.

Drexel Climate Change and Urban Health Research Center

Drexel University received a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to establish the Drexel Climate Change and Urban Health Research Center

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Characterizing indoor air phthalates and volatile organic compounds in NY/NJ nail salons: Webinar recording

Webinar features Dr. Inkyu Han, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple University. He discusses his community-engaged research on toxic air pollutants in New York and New Jersey nail salons, his research methodology and results.

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Children got lead poisoning from fruit pouches. Here’s what to know.

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.

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Exploring the Placental Origins of Health and Disease: From environmental drivers to solutions

Webinar featuring Rebecca Fry, PhD, Director of the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions and The Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in Children’s Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Dr. Marisa S. Bartolomei

Marisa Bartolomei gave the 2023 NIEHS Hans L. Falk Memorial Lecture

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.

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Small Communities, Big Challenges: Rural environmental public health needs prize competition

This Competition seeks to identify innovative and inclusive approaches rural, local governments have developed for working with citizens, community groups, and other interested parties in rural communities to identify and address environmental public health concerns facing their people.

Dr. Marilyn Howarth

Dr. Marilyn Howarth was interviewed by the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health podcast

Our Center Deputy Director, Marilyn Howarth, MD, was interviewed by the Environmental Health Chat podcast on lead in Philadelphia.

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Keeping Indoor Air Safe for Little Lungs: Webinar Recording

A discussion of best practices to improve indoor air quality at schools, daycare centers, childcare facilities, and at home.

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Chester County launches Whole-Home Repairs program for homeowners with low to moderate incomes

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.

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