Children Living Near Toxic Waste Sites in Developing Countries May Experience Higher Blood Lead Levels Resulting in Lower IQ
May 6, 2013
Mount Sinai researcher estimates that lead exposure could cause mental retardation in 6 in 1,000 children living near the sites.
Toxic Waste Sites Cause 'Healthy Years of Life Lost' for People Living in India, Philippines and Indonesia
May 4, 2013
Mount Sinai researcher presents novel findings in environmental health at the Pediatric Academic Societies.
Cancer-Incidence Rates Higher Than Expected Among World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers
April 23, 2013
Comprehensive study by Mount Sinai’s WTC Health Program published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Experts Call for Urgent On-Site Health Protection For Post-Sandy Workers, Residents, and Responders
November 21, 2012
Immediate implementation of safety measures is needed for workers cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, according to experts from Mount Sinai.
Simpler Lifestyle Found to Reduce Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
June 26, 2012
A fresh foods diet and limited exposure to environmental chemicals in personal health products can reduce risk for adverse health issues.
Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center Publishes a List of the Top Ten Toxic Chemicals Suspected to Cause Autism and Learning Disabilities
April 25, 2012
The editorial was published alongside four other papers — each suggesting a link between toxic chemicals and autism.
Industry Conflicts of Interest Are Pervasive Among Medical Guideline Panel Members
October 17, 2011
Conflicts of interest are common among panelists developing medical guidelines to inform clinical practice, causing the risk of industry influence.
First Long-Term Study of World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers Shows Widespread Health Problems Ten Years After 9-11
September 6, 2011
Researchers at Mount Sinai have found substantial and persistent mental and physical health problems among first responders and recovery workers.
Researchers Estimate Environmentally-Induced Childhood Disease Cost At $76.6 Billion
May 4, 2011
New data show that, despite previous efforts to curb their use, toxic chemicals have a major impact on health care costs and childhood morbidity.
New Mount Sinai Study Shows Exposure to Certain Pesticides Impacts Child Cognitive Development
April 21, 2011
Prenatal exposure to a group of pesticides called organophosphates negatively impacted perceptual reasoning, a measure of nonverbal problem-solving skills.
New Study of “Sarcoid Like” Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease Finds Elevated Rates in WTC Responders
January 6, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers examined nearly 20,000 World Trade Center responders for this clinical study.
Mount Sinai Designated as First PAHO-WHO Collaborating Centre in Children’s Environmental Health in United States
October 13, 2010
Mount Sinai School of Medicine is the first fully designated PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre in Children’s Environmental Health in the U.S.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Joins Elite Consortium of Universities for Global Health
September 9, 2010
Mount Sinai has been accepted into the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, a prestigious organization of global health programs across the country.
Mount Sinai Researchers Launch the Queens Children’s Environmental Health Education Campaign
September 8, 2010
Dr. Philip Landrigan and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Announced Queens National Children’s Study Week.
Mount Sinai Researchers Find Lead Poisoning Highly Prevalent Among School-Aged Children in Uganda
June 29, 2010
Blood lead levels in children living near a landfill in Kampala, Uganda, are nearly 20 times higher than levels found in U.S. children.
Jia Chen, ScD, Receives Visiting Scientist Award from International Agency for Research on Cancer
June 14, 2010
Dr. Chen will spend the 2010/2011 academic year continuing her research on breast and lung cancer with collaborators at IARC in Lyon, France.
Mount Sinai Researchers Approaching Universal Treatment for All Strains of Influenza
June 2, 2010
Benjamin tenOever, PhD, and colleagues are one step closer to creating a universal anti-viral treatment for influenza.
Beethoven Unlikely to Have Died from Lead Exposure
June 2, 2010
Tests conducted by Mount Sinai researcher on Beethoven's skull fragments reveal that lead poisoning is unlikely to have caused the composer's death.
Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, Receives 2010 Heart of Green “Protector” Award
April 30, 2010
Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center honored for his study of the effects of environmental pollutants on chronic childhood diseases.
Phillip Landrigan, MD, MSc, Appointed Dean for Global Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
April 15, 2010
Dr. Landrigan is an internationally recognized pediatrician, epidemiologist, and leader in public health and preventive medicine.
Exposure to Three Classes of Common Chemicals May Affect Female Development
April 5, 2010
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that exposure to three common chemical classes in young girls may disrupt pubertal development.
Mount Sinai Researchers Are the First to Identify Heart Abnormalities in World Trade Center Workers
March 16, 2010
Mount Sinai School of Medicine presented data at the American College of Cardiology meeting evaluating heart problems in World Trade Center workers.
New York Academy of Medicine Awards Philip J. Landrigan, MD, 2009 Stephen Smith Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Public Health
November 18, 2009
Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai and lead investigator for the National Children's Study, Dr. Landrigan helps shape environmental health policies worldwide.
Mount Sinai Researchers Launch Nation’s Largest Federally-Funded Children’s Health Study in Queens
January 13, 2009
The National Children’s Study will examine how environmental factors affect 100,000 children over the next 20 years. Philip J. Landrigan, MD, is the study’s principal investigator for New York.