CHAMACOS Feature in The Nation Magazine [PRESS COVERAGE]

The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields.

CHAMACOS Study, 15 Years in the Fields [Video]

Ten minute video on the human impact of the CHAMACOS Study.

CERCH Study on Art Markers now on OEHHA Website

New CERCH study on art markers can now be accessed through the OEHHA website.

New Research: BPA Concentrations and Behavior at School age

This study adds to the existing literature showing associations of early life BPA exposure with behavior problems, including anxiety, depression, and hyperactivity in children. Additional information about timing of exposure and sex differences in effect is still needed.

VIDEO: Presentations from the 2013 Conference on Environmental Health for Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and the George Washington University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology’s Conference on Environmental Health for Obstetricians and Gynecologists was held on September 20th, 2013. The environment has a profound effect on fetal growth and development, but education regarding environmental influences on the mother and fetus is […]

New Research: Serum Dioxin Concentrations and Bone Density and Structure in the Seveso Women’s Health Study

Our current results do not support the hypothesis that postnatal TCDD exposure adversely affects adult bone health. Continued follow-up of women who were youngest at exposure is warranted. Future studies should also focus on those exposed in utero.

CHAMACOS Study featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

Long-term study looks at how widespread chemicals affect generations of field-workers in Salinas Valley

PRESS COVERAGE: Women living near pesticide-treated fields have smaller babies

Women in Northern California farm towns gave birth to smaller babies if they lived within three miles of strawberry fields and other crops treated with the pesticide methyl bromide, according to researchers.

IN THE NEWS: Vietnamese Americans, Exposed to Agent Orange, Suffer in Silence

The finding that Vietnamese men in the state suffer from higher rates of cancer, in general, compared to other Asians, aligns with studies that have found dioxin exposure increases risk for all cancers, not just one type in particular.

CERCH Scientists’ Response to Epidemiologic Critique of Gemmill et al. 2013

Recently, CERCH published a study on methyl bromide and birth outcomes among CHAMACOS participants. In the study, we used information about nearby use of methyl bromide as an indicator of exposure.