Researchers have discovered a mechanism for how corals are damaged by a component of sunscreen: oxybenzone.
Tag: environmental health
Wildfire smoke exposure raises risk for preterm birth
Exposure to wildfire smoke increases a pregnant woman's risk of giving birth three or more weeks early, a new Stanford study found.
Affordable health care can reduce incentive for deforestation, study finds
A Stanford-led study found that deforestation declined in a Indonesian community after a health clinic provided an incentive to avoid illegal logging.
The intersection of climate and health: Stanford group works for change
The Stanford Climate and Health group aims to find ways for the health care sector to reduce emissions and build resilience toward natural disasters.
Why air pollution is linked to severe cases of COVID-19
A Stanford researcher discusses how toxic pollutants can make people more susceptible to COVID-19 and why people of color are particularly vulnerable.
Dust pollution linked to infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dust pollution in the air contributes to infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, a Stanford-led study found. Watering the desert may lessen the harm.
Proximity to oil and gas wells linked to prematurity risk
Living near an oil and gas well in California's San Joaquin Valley during pregnancy is linked to increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth, finds Stanford study.
“Poor air quality affects everybody” — How to protect yourself and clean the air
A Stanford allergy specialist discusses how we can combat the negative health impacts of air pollution, in California and worldwide.
Designing buildings to improve health
Stanford researchers investigate how to design better buildings that can improve their occupants’ health and productivity.
Malaria in the Amazon increases following deforestation
A study led by Stanford and UC Santa Barbara researchers found a relationship between deforestation in Brazil's Amazon forest and a rise in malaria cases.
Pesticide exposure linked to brain activity differences in adolescents, study finds
Teenagers exposed to common agricultural pesticides before birth had distinctive reductions in certain types of brain activity, a new study has found.
Is the health care system ready for climate change?
Stanford medical student Dan Bernstein challenges health care professionals to take steps to mitigate and respond to climate change.
Taking on poor air quality in South Asia brick by brick
Stanford epidemiologist Stephen Luby is working to improve air quality by reforming brick production in Bangladesh and South Asia.
What chemicals or critters do you encounter daily? Stanford researchers are taking a look
Stanford researcher Michael Snyder describes his work cataloging the vast number of environmental particulates individuals are exposed to.
Humanity is all right, probably, although human extinction remains quite possible, researcher says
Stanford epidemiologist Steve Luby remains optimistic, although he believes that human extinction is in the relatively near future is possible.
Global Climate Action Summit: A focus on kids and climate
At the Global Climate Action Summit recently, Stanford researchers emphasized the importance of the effects of climate change on children's health.