Industrial Hygiene

Lorem ipsum

Safe Labor, Industry, and Business during a Pandemic

Q&A with Aurora Le

As states in the US slowly reopen their economies, industry and business leaders will need to think about worker safety in new ways, most importantly how to mitigate the spread of infectious disease while still maintaining other basic safety measures specific to their facility. Read more

Illustration of people working.

Returning to Work Safely in Michigan and across the US

Q&A with Aurora Le

As the US slowly reopens the economy, a variety of new safety measures will be needed to ensure worker safety, from engineering and administrative interventions for entire facilities down to personal protective equipment. These measures are not meant to hinder economic recovery but rather to reduce the incidence and prevalence of infectious disease to protect American workers and their families. Read more

smoking stacks emitting pollution

A Dangerous Future: Climate Change, Michiganders' Health

New Research from Carina Gronlund, MPH '08, PhD '13

As the world grows warmer and the region grows wetter, extreme heat and rain will cause more people to die or become ill—a costly burden in terms of lives lost and health care costs to the state of Michigan, a new report says. Read more

traffic jam

IN THE NEWS: EPA's Science Advisory Board to Scrutinize Clean Car Rollback

Trish Komen Quoted in Scientific American

An independent panel of experts is poised to scrutinize one of the Trump administration’s most consequential environmental rollbacks. Critics of the Trump EPA say the review stands to highlight errors in that analysis that could inform future lawsuits against the administration. Read more

PFAS contamination through cookware

IN THE NEWS: Sung Kyun Park Talks PFAS, Disparate Impacts on Different Populations

According to new research, the chemical pollutant PFAS — or polyfluorolalkyl substances — can cause different kinds of chemical mutations depending on a person's race. PFAS have been used for decades in industrial and consumer products, such as cookware, grease-proof food packaging, and fire-retardant materials. Read more