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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