Maria Crecenzio

Mar 122019

Phoebe Stapleton, Ph.D., A.T.C. featured in Rutgers Today: Air Pollution May Impact Fetal Cardiovascular System


Microscopic particles in air pollution inhaled by pregnant women may damage fetal cardiovascular development, according to a study by Rutgers researchers.

The study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Toxicology, found that early in the first trimester and late in the third trimester were critical windows during which pollutants most affect the mother’s and fetus’ cardiovascular systems.

“These findings suggest that pregnant women, women of child-bearing years who may be pregnant and those undergoing fertility treatments should avoid areas known for high air pollution or stay inside on high-smog days to reduce their exposure,” said Phoebe Stapleton, assistant professor at Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and a faculty member at Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute. “Pregnant women should also consider monitoring their indoor air quality.”

(Source: Rutgers Today 3-11-2019)

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 March 12, 2019
Jan 292019

Join researchers, industry leaders, and public regulators as they review the latest scientific findings on microplastic pollution and discuss potential plastic waste management strategies, alternative materials, regulatory issues, critical next steps and the collaborations needed to address this global emerging pollutant.

 January 29, 2019
Jan 252019

World Trade Center Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

A Rutgers study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), pointing to newly emerging risks that require ongoing monitoring and treatment of those who were exposed during the initial response.
 January 25, 2019
Jan 172019

First Risk Assessment Boot Camp Co-sponsored by EOHSI -January 10 & 11, 2019

On Jan 10-11, 2019, the first annual Boot Camp for Risk Assessment was held in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Rutgers University. Over the two days, the lecture topics included risk analysis, systematic review, data quality, weight of evidence, hazard identification, susceptible populations, exposure pathways, point-of-departure, reference values, and more. Case studies and hands-on exercises provided real world scenarios for application of course content. Participants of the Boot Camp included graduate students, postdocs, current scientists, and consultants spanning 15 different companies. Tours of core facilities within the institute were available to attendees.

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 January 17, 2019