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Couches, toxins and development: How environmental health at home can affect children

Molly Kile, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, questions the safety of a room the minute she walks in, such as pointing out a flame retardant couch.   This is one of the many examples she used in an episode of Oregon State University’s Public Health Insider, which focused […]

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Community News Research

OSU receives $1.2M grant for program to encourage private well-water testing in Oregon

A team of Oregon State University public health researchers have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to develop and test a well water safety program for private well owners in Jackson County, Oregon. Private wells are not regulated the way public water systems are, so owners are […]

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Community EOH News Public Health Research

OSU research program awarded $12.7 million grant for Superfund research

An Oregon State University-led research program has been awarded a $12.7 million grant to serve the Pacific Northwest by studying harmful chemicals found at federally designated hazardous waste sites. The Oregon State University Superfund Research Program received the five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The program has now received more than $40 million […]

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Community Epidemiology News Public Health Research

Tougher arsenic standard shows desired effect: Public’s drinking water is safer

Toughening the federal standard for arsenic in 2001 has led to fewer violations by the public systems that supply more than 80 percent of the United States’ drinking water, research led by Oregon State University shows. Researchers found that despite lower allowable arsenic levels, the percentage of public water systems in violation fell from 1.3% […]

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EOH News Research

Wristband samplers show similar chemical exposure across three continents

To assess differences and trends in personal chemical exposure, Oregon State University researchers deployed chemical-sampling wristbands to individuals on three continents.

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EOH Features Research

Going beyond the science

After an accidental toxic air leak from a nearby oil refinery, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (SITC) was motivated to learn more about their exposure to air toxins. Drawing on a long-standing relationship with the Oregon State Superfund Research Program, SITC inquired about using silicone wristbands developed at OSU to evaluate their exposure levels. “After […]

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EOH International Students

Rohingya refugee crisis: A student perspective

The Rohingya are an ethnic population primarily composed of Muslims. Prior to 2017, they largely resided in the Buddhist-majority nation of Myanmar within a small area called the Rakhine State. Last year, the Myanmar military began a brutal campaign of violence toward the Rohingya in response to an incident of Rohingya-lead violence. The Rohingya population has since fled the violence in Myanmar by crossing the border into Bangladesh.