A new federally-funded study in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology has found that compounds called phenols, and the synthetic chemicals PFAS, were linked to different kinds of cancer in white women and women of color.
PFAS were linked to ovarian and uterine cancers mainly in white women, and phenols were linked more to breast cancer in non-white women. Phenols and PFAS are found in hundreds of daily consumer products.
The researchers stated that the racial differences are particularly impactful because of racial disparities in exposure to these chemicals.
Nicole Deziel, member of the Yale Cancer Center and associate professor of epidemiology (environmental sciences) at Yale School of Public Health, who is not associated with the study, said the findings “provided a lot of new information suggesting that exposure to PFAS could be associated with a variety of hormonally related cancers, particularly in women.”
- September 13, 2023
Metabolomic Research Links Diet to Paraben Food Preservatives in Urine, Findings Important for Women Trying to Conceive
Yale researchers identify diet-related metabolites associated with paraben concentrations in the urine of pregnant women. Parabens can disrupt endocrine activity in the body and they have been associated with changes in fertility in women.
- September 07, 2023
Environmental Injustice and Cumulative Environmental Burdens in Neighborhoods Near Oil and Gas Development: Los Angeles County, California, and BeyondSource: American Journal of Public Health
Residential proximity to oil and gas wells has been increasingly recognized to threaten the health and environmental quality of nearby communities.
- September 07, 2023
The Office of Public Health Practice recently held its inaugural New Student Orientation Session, a schoolwide event intended to introduce students to some of the focus areas of the public health sector and provide them with important insights on working with community partners.
- July 20, 2023Source: The Allegheny Front
A new study found higher levels of radioactive materials in rivers and streams near municipal wastewater treatment plants that handled runoff from landfills that accept fracking waste from Pennsylvania.
- June 08, 2023
Research studies focused on cancer, climate change, COVID-19, and Medicaid spending took top honors this year at the Yale School of Public Health.
- May 16, 2023
Nicole Deziel named co-director of the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology
Nicole Deziel, associate professor of epidemiology (environmental health sciences), has been named a co-director of the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology, starting July 1. She will share co-directing duties with current director Andrew DeWan, associate professor of epidemiology (chronic diseases).
- May 05, 2023Source: Winston-Salem Journal
In west-side Atlanta, tests have shown almost 500 properties have lead levels higher than the threshold of 400 parts per million requiring removal.
- May 04, 2023
The health impacts of living near an oil or gas well include increased adverse pregnancy outcomes, childhood cancers, hospitalizations, asthma exacerbations, mental health issues, and mortality among the elderly.
- April 25, 2023
A new Yale research study will examine public health impacts of cancer-causing chemical in L.I. drinking waterSource: Riverhead Local
Yale University scientists are preparing to launch a study on Long Island to determine the health effects of the chemical 1,4 dioxane, a contaminant likely to cause cancer in people, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Yale Superfund Research Center is looking for volunteers who live on Long Island, where the chemical is being detected in private wells and public water supply systems at higher levels than most of the rest of the country, to participate in the study.