News Archive - News on Environmental Health


PROTECT Study finds predictors of metals exposures which contribute to higher toxicity levels amongst Puerto Rican Women compared to US Population. - November 19, 2020

Protect Trainee Jill Riddell visits Butler Cave to study Karst Sediment Chemical Characteristics - November 17, 2020

PROTECT Study exposes how severe hurricanes can lead to adverse birth outcomes - September 25, 2020

Former PROTECT Trainee Stephanie Eick receives award from ECHO Opportunities and Infrastructure Fund - August 21, 2020

PROTECT Study shows increased levels of toxic chemicals in drinking water as a result of Hurricanes Maria & Irma - August 12, 2020

Recent PROTECT Study uses Computational Modeling of Bubbles to improve electrochemical removal of chemical pollutants in water - August 10, 2020

EPA Appoints PROTECT’s Cordero and Veléz Vega to Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee - June 25, 2020

PROTECT Study finds further evidence that exposure to metals, phthalates, pesticides, among other chemicals contribute to negative birth outcomes such as miscarriage - May 7, 2020

PROTECT Study Finds Decrease in Phthalate Exposure Coincides with Increase in Phthalate Replacement Chemicals in PROTECT Cohort - May 6, 2020

PROTECT Study finds increased levels of flame retardant and plasticizing chemicals associated with the use of personal care products among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. - March 20, 2020

PROTECT Study evaluates how CVOC chemicals are distributed and travel through the Karst System of Northern Puerto Rico - November 22, 2019

Low-cost activated carbon promises scalable water disinfection - October 4, 2019

PROTECT’s Phil Brown successfully hosts 2nd National Conference on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances at Northeastern University - August 2, 2019

PROTECT Researchers evaluate Hurricane Maria’s Impact and suggest a ‘Visionary Rebuilding’ plan for Government Institutions - November 8, 2018

PROTECT and University of Kentucky SRC Collaborative Study on Water Remediation -

PROTECT Study shows widespread presence of phthalates from multiple sources in karst aquifers in Puerto Rico - October 29, 2018

Welton granted NIEHS Award to Study Impacts of Traumatic Experiences & Prolonged Recovery due to Hurricane Maria on Preterm Birth Outcomes - September 27, 2018

One Year Later, PROTECT and CRECE Researchers Investigate the Health Impacts of Hurricane Maria - September 20, 2018

Cave Sediments & Hurricanes: Digging into the Past - July 27, 2018

PROTECT Team Members Attend the 15th “Sinkholes Meeting” - July 25, 2018

National Pre-Term Birth Rates Rising - July 31, 2017

March of Dimes 2016 Report Card Shows Preterm Birth Increasing Nationally while Decreasing in Puerto Rico - November 14, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE to Take Part in National Study on Children’s Health - October 4, 2016

Puerto Rico Is Challenged by the Zika Epidemic - September 9, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE to Study Zika in Pregnancy - July 21, 2016

Dr. José Cordero and March of Dimes Push for Fortified Corn Masa Flour - April 22, 2016

EPA Proposes New Superfund Site in Dorado, Puerto Rico - April 20, 2016

MassDEP to Revisit 200 TCE Sites to Assess Risk of Birth Defects - February 17, 2016

Landmark Conference on Social Science-Environmental Health Collaborations - June 10, 2015

PROTECT RTC-CEC Leader Phil Brown Receives Prestigious ASA Practice and Outreach Award - April 29, 2015

USGS briefs congress about groundwater vulnerability to contamination - April 7, 2015

EPA Reaches Agreement with CEMEX to Protect Water Quality in Puerto Rico - August 21, 2014

Air Pollution linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy - October 12, 2013

Consumer Products Giant P&G to Eliminate Phthalates from Product Line - September 19, 2013

PROTECT Research Highlighted on Puerto Rican TV News - April 12, 2013

UN, WHO Panel Report Calls Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals ‘Global Threat’ - February 26, 2013

March of Dimes releases Global Action Report on Preterm Birth - May 14, 2012

2011 Changes to National Priority List sites in Puerto Rico - January 4, 2012

Meeker quoted on CNN - June 28, 2011

PROTECT researchers, work profiled in Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper - May 9, 2011

Strategic Planning at NIEHS: Your Input Requested! - March 28, 2011

Dorothy Vesper and student highlighted in WVU Magazine - December 3, 2010

PROTECT featured in Engineering@Northeastern - November 30, 2010

EPA Proposes to Add Two Puerto Rico Sites to the Superfund List - October 26, 2010

John Meeker featured in several recent articles - August 27, 2010

EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Fellowship Opening - July 12, 2010

PROTECT profiled by Associated Press - May 16, 2010

Chemicals May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births - July 10, 2009

Phthalates May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births - July 7, 2009