A research team led by UCSF scientists has found that exposure in infancy to nitrogen dioxide, a component of motor vehicle air pollution, is strongly linked with later development of childhood asthma among African Americans and Latinos.
April 11, 2013
The UCSF Medical Center recently published its first sustainability report, which documents a variety of initiatives underway for constructing green buildings, conserving energy and water, offering sustainable food and creating systems to divert waste.
February 21, 2013
UC San Francisco is developing a management plan for the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve to keep it a healthy forest, as well as safe and accessible to the community.
February 06, 2013
Mothers who are exposed to particulate air pollution of the type emitted by vehicles, urban heating and coal power plants are significantly more likely to bear children of low birth weight, according to a UCSF-led international study.
November 28, 2012
California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed two UCSF faculty members to a state committee that identifies chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity.
April 20, 2012
Keeping her eyes on the strawberry fields of central California, the bustling diesel truck routes in Oakland, and the stubborn toxic soils of the former Naval ship yards at San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunter’s Point, UCSF Associate Professor Gina Solomon, MD, MPH will soon have a new vantage point — the state capitol.
March 22, 2012
Radiation exposures to the people in Japan from meltdowns at three Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactors in the wake of last year’s devastating earthquake and 45-foot tsunami have been less than what people were exposed to in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster a quarter century ago, according to two experts who spoke at UCSF.
March 14, 2012
Ob-gyns are uniquely positioned to play a major role in reducing the effects of toxic chemicals on women and babies, according to an analysis led by UCSF researchers.
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.
July 05, 2011
A rigorous study of nearly 400 twins has shown that environmental factors have been underestimated, and genetics overestimated, for their roles in autism-spectrum disorders.