Tag: Columbia University

BPA raises risk for childhood asthma

Contact: Timothy S. Paul tp2111@columbia.edu 212-305-2676 Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health Children exposed to the plastics chemical bisphenol A had an elevated risk for asthma Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health are the first to report […]

Stiglitz: Greece and Spain are ‘in depression’ : Blaming it on tough austerity measures

By Agence France-Presse Wednesday, October 17, 2012 16:17 EDT Topics: international monetary fund ♦ joseph stiglitz ♦ spain Greece and Spain are in “depression, not recession”, Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said on Wednesday, blaming tough austerity measures for their downward economic spiral. Stiglitz also maintained that the […]

Prenatal exposure to flame-retardant compounds affects neurodevelopment ( IQ ) of young children: polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Contact: Stephanie Berger sb2247@columbia.edu 212-305-4372 Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health January 19, 2010 — Prenatal exposure to ambient levels of flame retardant compounds called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) is associated with adverse neurodevelopmental effects in young children, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s […]

Folic acid lowers blood arsenic levels

Contact: Stephanie Berger sb2247@columbia.edu 212-305-4372 Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health October 8, 2007 — A new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health finds that folic acid supplements can dramatically lower blood arsenic levels in individuals exposed to arsenic through contaminated drinking […]