Prevention is crucial in a world where more than 10,000 people die every day from environmental pollution,
with close to 300 of those deaths daily in the United States alone. Environmental
Health scientists address and identify solutions to these problems.
What happens to discarded cell phones?
In Thailand, e-waste containing hazardous metals is dismantled and burned alongside
food crops. We want to protect these communities.
How much lead exposure is dangerous?
No safe blood lead levels have been identified for children. We want to keep water
free of lead in Flint, Michigan.
Why do people get cancer?
Up to 85% of breast and colon cancers have environmental or dietary causes. We want
to know how to prevent these cancers.
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Our faculty, students, and alumni are making an impact -- around the corner, and around
Warren Cook Remembered
- With his pathbreaking work on occupational exposures, the late Warren Cook (1900–1992)
revolutionized the field of industrial hygiene.
- People know Detroit as a car town, but there’s lots more to Michigan’s largest city,
says SPH Professor Stuart Batterman, who helps lead an annual tour of Detroit for
U-M students and faculty.
Collaborative efforts to reduce the health impacts of air pollution
- Air pollution affects any number of American cities, Detroit included, but what interests
Tim Dvonch most are the factors that set Detroit apart from the rest of the country.
Partnership with Thailand
- "Thailand is going through this epidemiologic transition where they have increased
life expectancy due to improved health, better treatment and control of infectious
disease, and better maternal and child outcomes, but increasing chronic disease—cancer
and diabetes." - Laura Rozek, Associate Professor, EHS