UMass doc comments on pediatricians statement re: plastic food containers

Umass doc weights in on this. Also see research from Silent Spring Institute. AAP release here.   From Times: “Because hormones act at low concentrations in our blood, it is not surprising that even low-level exposures to endocrine disrupters can contribute to disease,” said Laura N. Vandenberg, an assistant professor in the department of environmental health … Continue reading UMass doc comments on pediatricians statement re: plastic food containers

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Live streaming right now: “How does where you live affect your health.”#BUSPH40 #BUSPHSymposia #environment #public health

Lots of health news in Boston this week, but at the moment, check out the live stream of this event. Can the physical and social aspects of your neighborhood influence your health? The symposium will explore the roles of the built environment and housing and will evaluate the science on how interventions can improve the health … Continue reading Live streaming right now: “How does where you live affect your health.”#BUSPH40 #BUSPHSymposia #environment #public health

Home health and healthy homes

For the latest on the Senate health reform bill, see Kaiser Health News or The Washington Post.   This on home health from David Abel in today's Globe. A $332 million state program that oversees home health care services for about 18,000 elderly and disabled residents is vulnerable to fraud and has employed personal care attendants who have … Continue reading Home health and healthy homes