The BREATHE Center supports many activities that complement and enhance the overall scientific and community impact goals of the Center. For example, the Center has fostered the career development of the next generation of investigators in environmental health sciences and health disparities.
Dr. Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá discusses her new study, which found that hairdressers of color have higher levels of chemicals in their bodies compared to women of color who work office jobs. Some of these chemicals were expected, based on the products that hairdressers use, but many were unexpected and unidentified.
Dr. Meredith McCormack and Sophia Kianni are the authors of this article on particulate matter legislation. They are calling on the EPA to update their National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to reflect the current science. Under the current NAAQS scale, air that is being deemed "healthy" may not actually be safe to breathe, especially for children, pregnant people, those with respiratory diseases, etc.
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos speaks about the impact of Radon gas on human health. The risk of high Radon levels in homes is increased in the winter. Learn how to test your home and keep yourself safe.
Sarath Raju, MD MPH and Meredith McCormack, MD MPH report on the CLEAN AIR study. Their research explored the relationship between COPD, indoor air pollution, and portable air purifiers in the home.
The American Lung Association has released their "State of Lung Cancer" report for 2022. Use the link to discover the impact that lung cancer has on your state.
The American Lung Association has released their "State of the Air" report for 2022. Search your state and ZIP code to see how your city measures up against others for High Ozone Days, Particle Pollution, and Groups at Risk. You can also view "Report Cards" on the cleanest cites or the most polluted cities in the country.
The American Lung Association has released their "State of Tobacco Control" to provide statistics on how tobacco use and secondhand smoke impact health, the ways in which tobacco prevention methods have been implemented and to what degree they've been proven effective, and how your state measures up against others for various tobacco-related variables.
Allergy Capitals has released their 2022 Asthma and Allergy Report. In this edition, you can find information on how to improve your quality of life if you suffer from seasonal allergies, how COVID-19 impacted those with allergies, the annual state allergy ranking, and more.