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EHSSA Career Panel 2017Environmental Health Sciences Student Assocation (EHSSA) hosted its annual Winter Career Panel on February 23, 2017. The event featured panelists from LA County Department of Public Health, Department of Toxic Substances Control, UCLA Environmental Health & Safety, Clark Seif Clark, and Bureau Veritas.

Built Environment and Public Health Council (BEPHC) with sponsorship from the Departments of Environmental Health Sciences and Urban Planning, the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, and the Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program hosted a panel on March 2, 2017 focused on the intersection of the built environment and health.

To promote health and wellbeing, in 2015 students designed and launched a project to makeover the stairwells in the Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH). The project was made possible by the support of FSPH and the Health Campus Initiative (HCI).  

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences gathered at the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden to welcome its new cohort of students on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Twenty-five new graduate students have joined the EHS community (fourteen MPH, eight MS, two PhD and one MS/MURP). 

 Welcome to EHS new students! We hope that academic year 2016-2017 is a great success.  

Dr. Patrick Allard along with Dr. Shane Que Hee and others published the paper "Exposure to the BPA-Subsitute Bisphenol S Causes Unique Alterations of Germline Funchtion," in PLOS. 

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences congratulates Tyler Watson on this well-deserved honor! Tyler was one of three UC students who were recognized for their leadership. Read the full story on the UCLA Newsroom website.

A report released by the Sustainable Technology & Policy Program used a case study of three fumigants to investigate the potential shortcoming in pesticide regulation. The report demonstrates that pesticides may interact to increase health risks. Californians in particular are exposed to multiple pesticides. There is little to no regulation of the application of multiple pesticides to prevent and decrease the effects on health. Read the full report and supporting materials here.

 Dr. Michael Jerrett, Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, is leading an effort to collect air samples in Porter Ranch to gauge the potential health effects. 

 

For more information on Dr. Jerrett's work see:

Does the environment we live in impact our health and contribute to public health issues?

In an interview by Jeff Wood for Streetsblog USA, Dr. Richard J. Jackson responds to this question and provides his insight on issues related to housing, transportation, food policy, and indoor air quality. 

"Researcher found that along the streets that were closed for CicLAvia, the presence of ultrafine particles in the air was 21 percent lower than normal."

Read the full article here:

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/l-a-s-ciclavia-significantly-improves-air-quality-in-host-neighborhoods-ucla-study-finds

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