The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) at the School of Public Health works with numerous partners to address stress in farmers, farm workers, and their families.
Research by PhD student Mary Rooney links serious health risks to dichlorophenols, a chemical commonly found in a variety of products including chlorinated drinking water.
Research from Associate Professor Ruby Nguyen shows that exposing babies to two particular phthalates during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of language delay of 20-40 percent.
A study by PhD student Melanie Firestone suggests that public disclosure of restaurant inspection results at the point of service can drive a reduction in the burden of foodborne illness.
Faculty Joe Koopmeiners and David Vock will apply their methodology to data from 12 randomized trials of reduced-nicotine cigarettes to evaluate the impact of nicotine reduction as a regulatory policy.
Researcher and Associate Professor Irina Stepanov found that while e-cigarettes contain virtually no N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) — a chemical that can cause oral cavity and esophageal cancer — the chemical can form in an e-cigarette user’s body when they take in nicotine through e-cigarettes.
A new study from Assistant Professor Hyun Kim compared the health of 9/11 emergency responders to a national survey of people and found that they are at dramatically higher risk for developing asthma.
Associate Professor Ruby Nguyen is serving as the University’s scientist representative on the Minnesota Department of Health’s Environmental Health Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Panel.
Research from PhD student Yang Liu recommends that temperature advisories include information about the potential harm to people with cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal diseases.
A study by recent graduate Mary Kosuth (’17) found that 81 percent of tap water samples — and all tested brands of salt and beer — contained microplastic particles.
Associate Professor Matt Simcik developed a process to keep hazardous PFCs — now called PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances) — from traveling through aquifers to drinking water sources and ecosystems.
Lecturer Marta Shore helped perform research that shows how sulfate from wastewater harms Minnesota’s wild rice habitats.