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Power plant standards to cut climate-changing carbon emissions will reduce other harmful air pollution and provide substantial health benefits, according to a new report co-authored by a BUSPH researcher. The research shows that, depending on the policy options included in the final Clean Power Plan, power plant standards could prevent thousands of premature deaths and hospitalizations, as well as hundreds of heart attacks, in the U.S. every year. In the report, “Health Co-benefits of Carbon Standards for Existing Power Plants,” scientists at BU, Harvard and Syracuse universities analyzed three options for standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. They
Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) in drinking water may increase the risk of stillbirth and placental abruption, according to a new study led by a BUSPH researcher. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health, compared 1,091 PCE-exposed pregnancies and 1,019 unexposed pregnancies among 1,766 women in Cape Cod, Ma., where water was contaminated in the late 1960s to the early 1980s by the installation of vinyl-lined asbestos cement pipes. PCE exposure was estimated using water-distribution system modeling software. Data on pregnancy complications were self-reported by mothers. Of the more than 2,000 pregnancies, 9 percent were complicated by pregnancy disorders
Professor Michael Grodin's new book explores how Jewish doctors mounted a quiet rebellion of healing against overwhelming odds and ethical challenges.