Brown University epidemiologist Joseph Braun has shown that prenatal exposure to PFAS chemicals is associated with greater adiposity in children. With a new $2-million grant from the National Institutes of Health, he will examine how the chemicals may have that effect and when exposure is most crucial.
It's a sunny day in Beijing. Pedestrians bustle about on the crowded avenues, inhaling the sweet perfume of a passer-by, the pungent aroma of fried delicacies… and a hefty serving of toxic particulates that linger in the city's thick air.
To most ears, tropical rainforest preservation and economic development are diametrically opposed ideals; but to one team of natural and social scientists, the tensions between the two are fertile ground for innovation.