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August 12, 2011
UC scientists explain radiation risks from everyday background radiation, medical imaging and nuclear power plant accidents in the aftermath of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
August 20, 2010
UCSF environmental health specialist Gina Solomon is calling for improved scientific study of and publicly available and robust data about the health hazards posed by the BP oil disaster.
August 16, 2010
The oil spill along the United States Gulf Coast poses health risks to volunteers, fishermen, clean-up workers and members of coastal communities, according to a new commentary by UCSF researchers who spent time in the region and are among the first to look into health problems caused by the oil spill. The good news, the authors say, is that one of the risk factors, coastal air quality, is improving now that the oil leak has been stopped.
June 24, 2010
The oil spill crisis in the Gulf Coast underscores the importance of implementing effective regulation through a proactive strategy to protect public health, according to UCSF’s Paul Blanc, the author of a re-released book.
March 24, 2010
UCSF and UC Berkeley researchers have designed and field-tested a new overhead drill for construction workers that reduces ten-fold the stress on hands, while also significantly reducing fatigue and injury to workers performing this common construction task.