The clothing that firefighters wear to protect themselves from fire and other hazards contain toxic compounds called perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS
New tool finds and fingerprints previously undetected PFAS compounds in watersheds on Cape Cod
Feb 6 2021
March 5 2021
Q&A on the deregulation of mercury and other Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)
Environmental science and engineering Ph.D. candidate uses data to identify unsafe drinking water
March 30 2020
April 23 2020
July 15 2020
Information supporting the need for a lower Reference Dose for methylmercury provided in our new brief developed with the Emmet Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and Philippe Grandjean and colleagues!
Article on our paper on global PCB cycling in the ocean and the potential impacts of climate change highlighted in Earth and Space Science News (EOS).
We worked with the Emmet Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard, Dr. Charles Driscoll (Syracuse) and colleagues to develop comments on the new EPA proposal to weaken rules regulating hazardous air pollutant emissions from US coal -fired utilities. View the comments here.
August 7 2019
May 6 2019
May 7 2019
April 17 2019
April 22 2019
A Science Brief for Journalists and Policy Makers on the benefits of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) and hazards associated with the potential repeal of this important regulation.
MATS Rollback Bad for Environmental Health
There is less mercury in the environment since tougher rules have been enacted. Environmental health benefits of this rule have been underreported.
Arizona Daily Star: What are safe PFAS levels?
Article by the Tuscon Arizona Daily Star on standard for PFASs in drinking water that should be considered safe and implications of new ATSDR guidelines.
PFAS exposures from drinking water
Michigan radio NPR discusses the potential health risks associated with elevated concentrations of PFASs in drinking water.
Harvard Magazine feature on the Global Chemical Experiment covers our group's research on Hg and PFASs and how invisible toxicants in the ocean pose health risks for ecosystems and humans.
More than 4000 PFASs in production but health risks are not known
ProPublica story discusses new ATSDR study on health risks associated with PFAS exposure and implications for EPA drinking water guidelines.
October 8, 2018
October 4, 2018
June 20, 2018
Three quarters of all human releases of mercury have occurred since 1850
See the European Commission's Science for Environmental Policy Report on our paper on all time releases of mercury from human activities.
U.S. Exposures to PFASs in Drinking Water Underestimated
due to lack of data for smaller public water supplies and private wells. Concerns about water supplies for upstate New Yorkers discussed here.
Curbing mercury in Arctic diets
Feature by Arctic Deeply on how mercury accumulates in the Arctic and pathways for human exposures and risks in a changing climate.
HUCE Spring Newsletter
Faculty profile on Elsie Sunderland in Harvard University's Center for the Environment (HUCE) Spring Newsletter.
How dams risk poisoning indigenous diets
Atlantic feature article on our work on methylmercury exposures in indigenous communities following flooding of hydroelectric reservoirs.
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