By Savannah Volkoff   If you’re anything like me, your Gmail inbox is full of eco-articles compiled by Environmental Health News (EHN). While I enjoy reading through the headlines every morning, I rarely get a chance to read the full article, which means my inbox is really just full of […]

Meet a scientist: Nishad Jayasundara, PhD

By Margaret Morales   In my last post I wrote about some of the health risks of pesticide exposure. The risk of exposure is particularly high for agricultural workers and others who work directly with pesticides.  In 1992 the EPA published the existing Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for Agricultural Pesticides […]

Proposed changes to EPA’s agricultural Worker Protection Standard

By Margaret Morales The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences published a report this week linking prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides with a higher risk of autism. The study found that children whose mothers lived within a mile of fields treated with an organophosphate pesticide during their pregnancy were 60% […]

Organophosphate pesticides and autism

By Alexandra Valladares , 2014 Superfund Trainee   When I first arrived to the City of Medicine, it felt like a desolate place in comparison to the colorful vibrancy of Miami. Now that I’ve lived in Durham for half my life, it feels like a blossoming place full of hidden […]

Meet Alexandra – a scientist, musician, and Durham resident

By Noelle Wyman Roth Next week (March 3-8), Duke SRC and UNC SRP will play host to the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources’ (IJNR) North Carolina Institute. This “learning expedition” is an opportunity for a group of journalists to learn firsthand about environmental issues in central and coastal North […]

Journalists to journey through North Carolina

By Anthony Oliveri   As Laura Macaulay, Ph.D. Candidate, and the Research Translation Core have brought up in the past week, flame retardants are proving to be a cause for concern for a number of health-related reasons. Laura covered the PBDEs, and how they may be toxic because of their […]

OPs! they did it again…