Category: Wendy Heiger-Bernays

As Scott Pruitt Flies First Class, EPA Barely Gets Off The Ground

Huffington Post Jonathan Levy, Lindsey Butler, and Wendy Heiger-Bernays Whether or not one believes the adage that budgets are moral documents, how people or organizations choose to spend their money is clearly a reflection of their priorities… Expert quote: “As public health researchers, we can’t help but ask how the health and well-being of the […]

Water at state’s largest prison raises concerns

Boston Globe quoting Wendy Heiger-Bernays & Birgit Claus Henn, School of Public Health “In 2011, after years of inmate complaints about the tea-colored water and long-term problems with aging tanks and wells, the state’s largest prison suffered an unprecedented failure to its water supply…” Expert quotes: “There is very little that has become more safe […]

State fails to meet guidelines on lead in homes

Boston Globe (subscription required) Wendy Heiger-Bernays, School of Public Health Shortly after Jahnyi O’Neal’s first birthday, a routine blood test revealed an elevated level of lead — nearly double the amount that federal health officials say can harm children… Expert quote: “It’s just astounding that we continue to not follow these recommendations, which were very, […]

Mass. is easing rules for some pollutants

Boston Globe (subscription required) Wendy Heiger-Bernays, School of Public Health Developers will be allowed to leave substantially more arsenic and lead in the soil deep below contaminated construction sites under new state rules, leading environmental advocates to accuse the Patrick administration of rolling back key public health protections… Expert quote: “I worry about where those […]