A gas leak led to an explosion of two residential buildings in East Harlem. The main health concerns are breathing in dust and debris as well as smoke, and gases from the fire. Read more
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Mount Sinai Study Finds Strong Link Between Neighborhood Factors and Childhood Obesity in Harlem
April 16, 2009 - Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that children from East Harlem are three times more likely than other U.S. children to be overweight.
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.