Not Just Skin Deep: UC Berkeley Researchers Study Dangers of Makeup [Press ]

Spikes in sex hormones drive teenage development and desire. They fire up the physiology of reproduction and push teens toward adulthood. These dramatic physical changes can make for emotionally—and biologically—vulnerable times.

Flame Retardants Are Everywhere [Press]

The real question was how flame retardants were getting into women’s bodies in the first place.

PEPH Grantee Highlights: Dr. Asa Bradman

“Children are not little adults!” This refrain that one sometimes hears in the medical world reminds us that we must take into account children’s distinct developmental and physiological concerns.

Hazardous flame retardants ubiquitous in preschools [Press]

Flame retardants are ubiquitous at preschools and day care centers, potentially exposing children to chemicals that are hazardous to their health, UC Berkeley researchers wrote in a study published Thursday.

CHAMACOS Feature in The Nation Magazine [Press]

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.