All environmental health

Calumet River with bridge above. (Photo: Great Cities Institute)

February 19, 2019

Report presents economic, environmental strategies for Chicago’s Calumet River area

Study area includes portions of the South Chicago, East Side, and South Deering communities

December 12, 2018

Pesticide exposure raises risk for cardiovascular disease among Latino workers

Nearly 9 percent of employed Latinos reported exposure to solvents, metals or pesticides in the workplace.

Elena Boselli, Zhishen Wu, Ian Papautsky

September 13, 2018

Point-of-care sensors to detect manganese from single drop of blood

Faster detection can speed research, treatment

drain pipe in polluted water

October 4, 2017

NIH taps Chicago universities for center on environmental health

UIC and U of C partner on Chicago Center for Health and Environment

Smokestacks

May 8, 2017

Poor overall environmental quality linked to elevated cancer rates

Air pollution most closely linked to cancer rates

Smokestacks

March 9, 2016

Risks are less likely to be reported by public-health researchers paid by industry or military

Conflicts of interest linked to findings of no risk to health or environment

Carlos Lopez and Heather Jackson

July 14, 2015

Lab safety campaign makes UIC mercury-free

Environmental Health and Safety Office urges labs to use safe alternatives

drain pipe releasing water

April 9, 2015

Combined sewer systems lead to risk of illness after heavy rains

Contamination of drinking water may be to blame for health problems