Dr. Richard Jackson

Biden Harris transition

As Biden targets climate change, we must focus attention on public health: Dr. Richard J. Jackson

A key transition document is largely blind to the significant health threats related to climate change.

Covid-19, the economy and climate change rank as the three greatest challenges facing the incoming Biden Administration.

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Dr. Richard Jackson: When policymakers ignore science, children pay the price
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Dr. Richard Jackson: When policymakers ignore science, children pay the price

More than a decade ago, I authored a paper warning that the toxic pollutant lead was damaging the brains of our children and costing each year's cohort of American babies hundreds of billions in lifetime income. Today I am writing because there is mounting evidence that failing to protect our children from air pollution will cost far more.

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Analysis: Glyphosate exposure trends demand a public health driven response

Analysis: Glyphosate exposure trends demand a public health driven response

A study out this month once again highlights the need for bolstered monitoring and regulation of pesticide use and risks—this time the alarm bells are ringing over the world's leading herbicide, glyphosate.

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Reflections upon the death of a hero, Dr. Herbert Needleman.
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Reflections upon the death of a hero, Dr. Herbert Needleman.

At the close of each of my teaching courses at UCLA to young pediatricians and public health students, I focus on the listeners' own future, and on the critical importance in their lives, not just of knowledge, but of character and courage.

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