In the Media

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: COEH faculty Brenda Eskenazi and her team are front page news with a detailed story on the Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas project, or CHAMACOS, a longitudinal birth cohort study examining chemicals and other factors in the environment and children’s health in Salinas Valley, California. Eskenazi is a professor of Epidemiology in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health.


NEW YORK TIMES: Katharine Hammond, professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, clarifies the health risks associated with lipstick products containing lead, aluminum, chromium, and manganese in the New York Times.

Environmental Health Perspectives published the paper by lead author Sa Liu from UC Berkeley, “Concentrations and Potential Health Risks of Metals in Lip Products,” in June 2013.


KQED RADIO: On KQED’s “Forum with Michael Krasny,” COEH faculty Michael Wilson, director of the COEH's Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP), discusses the implications of the California Safer Consumer Products Regulations, including its effect on consumers and manufacturers. Wilson is an associate director of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry.

Read the interview or download the audio.


EPOCH TIMES: A year following the August 2012 Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, California, Michael Wilson details the findings of LOHP’s summary report commissioned by the Governor of California’s Interagency Task Force on Refinery Safety in an interview with the EPOCH Times.


NBC BAY AREA: Michael Wilson addresses concerns that firefighters in San Jose face increased risks of cancer due to potential occupational and environmental exposures.

Watch the interview with NBC Bay Area.


SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Megan Schwarzman, associate director of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, comments on California’s new green chemistry law, the Safer Consumer Products Regulations.

HEADLINES & GLOBAL NEWS: Read the news on research from Michael Jerrett and colleagues that showed children who live in “smart-growth” neighborhoods get 46 percent more physical activity.


KCBS RADIO: A new study by COEH faculty Michael Jerrett and colleagues linking air pollution and premature death from heart disease received coverage on KCBS Radio and BioScience Technology. Jerrett is chair of Environmental Health Sciences in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

Read the journal article: Spatial Analysis of Air Pollution and Mortality in California.

See the UC Berkeley press release by Sarah Yang.

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