UCSF scientists found a way to screen people’s blood for hundreds of chemicals at once, a method that will improve our ability to better assess chemical exposures in pregnant women.
UCSF received more than $593.9 million in federal funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2017 for research across multiple health-science arenas at the University.
Following a state law mandating testing, the California Department of Public Health issued more alerts for lead in candy than for the other top three sources of food-borne contamination combined.
A hazardous class of flame retardant chemicals commonly found in furniture and household products damages children’s intelligence, resulting in loss of IQ points.
When we purchase something, there's often an assumption that it's safe. Unfortunately, many prevalently used chemicals could cause serious effects on health, especially during prenatal development.
In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians’ attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics.