In this interview with Living on Earth host Steve Curwood, Pediatrician Philip J. Landrigan MD connects the dots between exposure to environmental toxins and disease and shares strategies parents and child advocates can use to keep kids safe in a world filled with pollution and thousands of chemicals. Dr. Landrigan warns the vast majority of toxic chemicals have not been appropriately tested for impacts to children’s health. To read the full interview click here.
On February 6th, Dr. Allan Just, presented on “Using Molecular Epidemiology to Understand Chemical Threats to Early-Life Children’s Health” as part of the 20 Pioneers Under 40 in Environmental Public Health Webinar Series. Dr. Just discussed why DNA methylation may be a useful biomarker to reconstruct complex environmental exposures and link these to subsequent health outcomes. He also discussed the many challenges of measuring, analyzing, and interpreting this new type of big data for environmental studies. To watch the webinar click here.