Laura N. Vandenberg

endocrine disrupting chemicals

LISTEN: A Daily Dose—an easy pill to swallow

New podcast series explores the intricacies and impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but can we paint that picture with a podcast?

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Vandenberg, Trasande, Sargis: Understanding endocrine disruptors

We all want to live longer, healthier lives. We wish this, not only for ourselves, but for our children and grandchildren, too.

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Op-ed: Thinking through the EPA’s commitment to eliminate the use of mammals in toxicity testing
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Op-ed: Thinking through the EPA’s commitment to eliminate the use of mammals in toxicity testing

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves to get rid of research and testing in mammals (rats and mice), we are concerned the environmental impacts on human health—especially our children—will become worse.

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Laura N. Vandenberg: It’s time to talk about cancer prevention — and the role of the environment
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Laura N. Vandenberg: It’s time to talk about cancer prevention — and the role of the environment

In his 2019 State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for $500 million over the next 10 years to fund research on childhood cancers.

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25 years of endocrine disruptor research – great strides, but still a long way to go.
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25 years of endocrine disruptor research – great strides, but still a long way to go.

Cancer. Diabetes. Autism. Infertility. ADHD. Asthma. As the rates of these diseases increase over time, the public and researchers alike have focused on the role the environment might play in their cause and progression. Scientists in the field of environmental health sciences are not satisfied just to know that the environment contributes to human disease – they want to know how.

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fracking pennsylvania

Revealed: Nearly 100 potential PFAS-polluted sites in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia from fracking waste

A new map reveals at least 97 new locations that could have been contaminated by the industry’s use of “forever chemicals”

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Obesogens: Chemicals that cause weight gain

It's not all diet and exercise.

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Op-ed: Why academic journals need to embrace youth

We’re tired of hearing leaders say we need creative solutions to climate issues, and then ignoring the creative solutions youth present.

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

PFAS testing

Op-ed: Arming doctors with knowledge about PFAS pollution

A new course and report on PFAS-related health effects can empower patients, promote life-saving screening and help tackle the continued devastating health effects of PFAS chemicals.