November 14, 2018
Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women — effects that may be obscured when data from men and women are lumped together. "The upshot," said senior author Dr. Ilona Jaspers, "is that we really need to consider sex-specific effects when studying wood smoke and other environmental pollutants that threaten public health."
Environmental Sciences and Engineering Research
November 14, 2018
November 13, 2018
A new study led by Dr. Will Vizuete examines the gases released by four species of cannabis to determine the impact of a thriving marijuana industry on air pollution and human health.
October 19, 2018
Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new UNC-Chapel Hill study now shows that this air quality improvement has brought substantial public health benefits.
June 13, 2018 Dr. Glenn Walters, director of the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Design Center at the Gillings School, is teaching 'Introduction to Design and Making,' a course that introduces students to state-of-the-art technology while proving that hard work and perseverance through failure can be rewarding.
Bartram, Brocklehurst invited, in new Nature journal, to critique UN’s global goals for water and sanitation
May 9, 2018 Dr. Jamie Bartram and Clarissa Brocklehurst are co-first authors of a paper that reviews implementation targets and indicators for the United Nations' sustainable development goal for water and sanitation. Their observations were published April 26 in the new open access journal, NPJ Clean Water.
April 22, 2018 Through her work with Dr. Jamie Bartram at the Water Institute at UNC, senior Fran Reuland discovered her affinity for public health.
Researchers conduct first quantitative analysis of water, sewer access disparities in 75 NC counties
April 16, 2018 A new study that examined access to water and sewer services in peri-urban areas suggests that two primary groups in North Carolina remain underserved: lower-income African-American populations and higher-income non-African-American populations.
April 16, 2018 Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson has received funding from the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory to study emerging contaminants in North Carolina, including GenX, a potentially toxic industrial compound that has been detected in the Cape Fear River.
March 2, 2018 Four Gillings School faculty members have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list. They are Dr. Ralph Baric (epidemiology), Dr. Noel Brewer (health behavior), Dr. Hans Paerl (environmental sciences and engineering) and Dr. Barry Popkin (nutrition).
UNC Gillings School, RTI International to test for lead in drinking water at 300 Wake County households with young children
February 19, 2018 Private wells used for household drinking water are not routinely monitored for lead, which may put young children at risk for lead poisoning. The Gillings School and RTI International are partnering to offer free water and child blood lead tests for up to 300 Wake County, N.C., households using private wells for drinking water.