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US rice exported to Haiti may be harmful to health

New research from Jackie Goodrich

Rice exported to Haiti—mostly from the United States—contains unhealthy levels of arsenic and cadmium, which can increase the risk of various cancers, heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, new research shows.

Brandon Wolf

Public health takes on gun violence crisis

‘The Exchange’ brings together experts to discuss solutions to national epidemic

Preventing gun violence is a democracy project. That’s the message Brandon Wolf delivered during the “Public Health Approaches to Ending Gun Violence” seminar. It was the second event of The Exchange: Critical Conversations with Michigan Public Health, an academic seminar series launched in fall 2023.

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EPA's new air pollution rules

Q&A with Stuart Batterman

Stuart Batterman, professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Global Public Health at the School of Public Health, studies the impacts of the environment on health, including air pollution control engineering, air quality monitoring, indoor air quality, exposure assessment, and environmental epidemiology.