We study how environmental factors can harm human health and how to identify, prevent, and control their effects.  Our goal—through researchteaching, and service—is prevention and protection.

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  • Residents living near active natural gas wells in Pennsylvania suffer from more respiratory and skin conditions than people living further away, a new study led by Peter Rabinowitz has found. In the News
    US News & World Report | September 10, 2014
  • Health officials need to be a much bigger part of decisions about how to reduce and deal with the effects of climate change, says Professor Kristie Ebi. In the News
    Thomson Reuters Foundation AlertNet | August 29, 2014
  • Dean Howard Frumkin comments on the health effects of heat after a report ranks Louisville among the top 10 U.S. cities with a serious urban heat island effect. In the News
    WFLP Louisville | August 20, 2014