Environmental Health News

Contact lens care after swimming in floodwaters Sep 7, 2017
Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder has advice for contact lens wearers on how to properly care for their eyes after being exposed to floodwaters brought in by Hurricane Harvey.
Safety recommendations for reentering a home after floodingSep 1, 2017
Experts at Baylor College of Medicine have compiled an overview of precautions to take and what to look out for when returning to homes that experienced flooding.
Two Baylor College of Medicine faculty members named to National Academy of MedicineOct 17, 2016
Dr. Malcolm Brenner and Dr. Cheryl Walker were elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.
Baylor College of Medicine to focus on environmental causes of disease Aug 29, 2016
Renowned molecular biologist Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker will develop a new center to understand causes of disease through research at the intersection of genetics, environmental health and computational biology.
Twin infants needed for feeding behavior studyJun 18, 2015
Researchers are recruiting pairs of infant twins under four months of age to participate in the Infant Twin Study to understand the development of preschool children’s eating behaviors.
New technology may help identify safe alternatives to BPAMay 22, 2014
Baylor researchers help develop new tests that could offer a fast and cost-effective way to identify safe replacements for BPA.
Environmental health focus of new collaborative centerApr 22, 2014
Center for Translational Environmental Health Research is a collaboration between Baylor, Texas A&M University and the University of Houston.
Grant funds program to improve asthma control among African Americans in HoustonJan 8, 2014
Grant will provide more than $2 million for Baylor's Environmental Health Service's asthma intervention program for African-American adults.
Pathway to asthma winds through toll-like receptor 4Aug 15, 2013
Baylor research finds toll-like receptor 4 plays a key role in prompting the innate or immediate response that drives allergic disease and asthma.
Study: Exposure to herbicide may increase risk of rare disorderSep 28, 2012
Study found mothers who lived in counties with highest levels were 80 percent more likely to have children with choanal atresia, stenosis.