PhD student Melanie Firestone found that 94% of people want easy access to restaurant inspection information and most would use it when choosing where to eat.
The study co-authored by Associate Professor Kyle Rudser revealed increased stiffness in the abdominal aorta in children exposed to secondhand smoke.
To help protect health care workers, Assistant Professor Susan Arnold conducted a survey to track how chemotherapy drugs are handled in hospitals and identify work surfaces that could be contaminated by them.
Assistant Professor Susan Arnold co-developed a method to objectively evaluate and determine if workplace surfaces are ‘clean’ or contaminated by chemicals that can trigger skin allergies.
Assistant Professor Hyun Kim is the lead author of a commentary suggesting that researchers employ the sufficient component cause model to figure out why workers inside Cambodian clothing factories are passing out.
The study by Associate Professor Irina Stepanov shows the levels of toxic and cancer-causing chemicals in Natural American Spirit cigarettes are generally similar to those found in other commercial cigarette brands.
The method developed by Assistant Professor Susan Arnold could help protect consumers by revealing product formulations that are hazardous to health over time.
Associate Professor Irina Stepanov talks about heated tobacco products, how the new iQOS device works, and what the potential harms and benefits of iQOS are to public health.
The method developed by Assistant Professor Silvia Balbo may help researchers uncover the genetic chemistry leading to cancer development, which has broad applications ranging from understanding how toxins are affecting DNA in the body to developing tools to improve outcomes of chemotherapy.
A commentary by Associate Professor Irina Stepanov underscored how toxicity and other IQOS health data are mostly available through studies conducted by the manufacturer, and that independent, academic research into the product is needed to accurately inform and protect the public.
New analysis by Emeritus Professor Jeffrey Mandel suggests that mesothelioma cancers in Minnesota’s taconite workers were likely caused by breathing in fibers from asbestos products used in the early days of mining operations.