The Center in the News

Here you can explore the media coverage about the Center’s work and learn what is being written about children’s environmental health.

Media Coverage

  • TIME: March 03, 2016

    A new study from the Center found that prenatal exposure to air pollution can predispose children to behavior problems later on by negatively affecting their development of self-regulatory behaviors. TIME covered the finding in an article ” How Prenatal Pollution Exposure Can Lead to Behavior Problems in Children.” Read the full article here:TIME.

  • NY1: June 20, 2016

    NY1 aired an interview with Dr. Lori Hoepner of CCCEH on her finding that prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in plastic water bottles and canned food, was associated with measures of obesity in children at age 7. Their study found that 94 percent of pregnant women studied had detectable levels […]

  • New York Times: February 3, 2017

    The New York Times recently ran an article “Protect Our Children” that highlighted the Center’s work on documenting the far-reaching effects of early life exposure to chlorpyrifos, a household pesticide that was banned in 2002.

  • May 26, 2015: NYPOST

    The Center’s finding on toxic combination of air pollution and poverty is featured in two pieces by the New York Post. The study found that the combined effect of prenatal exposure to air pollution and poverty related stress could lead to lower IQ scores at child age 7.  Read a copy of each article here : “The […]

  • November 25, 2013: OnEarth Magazine

    The Center’s work on children’s environmental health is highlighted in OnEarth Magazine’s Winter 2014 cover story. Center director Dr. Frederica Perera, deputy director Dr. Virginia Rauh, and study coordinator Diurka Diaz spoke with Florence Williams about the Center’s findings about the health effects on children resulting from environmental exposures. Read a copy here or online.

  • August 16, 2013: Science Magazine

    Center research on pesticides was highlighted by a recent Science Magazine article, entitled “Growing Up With Pesticides”. This special highlight on long terms studies of the effects of pesticides featured Center director Dr. Frederica Perera and Center deputy directors Drs. Robin Whyatt and Virginia Rauh. Read “Growing Up With Pesticides” online or download a copy […]

  • July 11, 2013: Huffington Post

    Center director Dr. Frederica Perera wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Huffington Post about climate change and children’s health. Dr. Perera states that in regards to climate change “children are key to winning the argument and why action is needed now”. The op-ed outlines the burden of disease caused by climate change and explains […]

  • April 22 2013: New York Times

    Levels of deadly pollutants up to 40 times the recommended exposure limit in Beijing and other cities have struck fear into parents and led them to take steps that are radically altering the nature of urban life for their children. Get the PDF download here.

  • March 28, 2013: BusinessWeek

    The Center’s research was included in a Business Week article about air pollution and birth defects in China. Center director Dr. Frederica Perera noted the importance of policy and how it can result in significant environmental impacts. Read the whole story online or download a copy here.

  • March 19, 2013: NY1

    Center deputy director Dr. Robin Whyatt was interviewed by NY1 about the Center’s recent findings linking BPA and childhood asthma. Read the whole story online or download a copy here.

  • March 4, 2013: CBS News

    Center researcher Dr. Kathleen Donohue was highlighted by CBS News and interviewed on CBS This Morning for her recent findings linking BPA with increased risk for asthma development. Watch below!

  • March 1, 2013: BPA Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma

    Center researcher Dr. Kathleen Donohue led  a study which found that BPA exposure early in childhood raised the risk of developing asthma. “At a population level, our study suggests that BPA may be an important and understudied environmental risk factor for child asthma” states Dr. Donohue. These new findings were highlighted by TIME, CNN, US […]

  • February 28, 2013: TEDMED Great Challenge

    See the Center’s Dr. Andrew Rundle participate in the TEDMED Great Challenge to promote active lifestyles.

  • February 7, 2013: Bloomberg News

    Urban air pollution is a global problem. Researchers at Columbia University studying clogged air and pregnancy in New York found pollution reduced intelligence and increased the risk of behavioral problems when babies reached school-age. Beijing is among the worst offenders. Air quality in the Chinese capital deteriorated beyond World Health Organization safe limits every day […]

  • February 6, 2013: PBS NewsHour

    Environmental factors seem to have an influence on the development of asthma but the understanding of the many contributing factors has yet to be fully elucidated. Center researcher Dr. Matthew Perzanowski and Center deputy director Dr. Rachel Miller published findings that exposure to a certain type of air pollution found in diesel exhaust and other […]

  • November 28 2012: Chemical banned in ’70s from kids’ pajamas resurfaces in couches

    Center investigator Julie Herbstman was featured on CBS news in a segment titled, “Chemical banned in ’70s from kids’ pajamas resurfaces in couches.” To view the article, click here. To download the article, click here.

  • April 2012: Video on Obesity and Links to Articles

    Please see the following video featuring Center Investigators on their work on obesity and air pollution. Find related articles below: Read “Prenatal air pollution linked to obesity” from UPI or download a copy here. Read “Exposure to air pollution in pregnancy may boost chances of obesity in kids” in TIME or download a copy here. […]

  • November 8, 2011: Wall Street Journal

    A cover story in the Wall Street Journal’s Health & Wellness section on Tuesday, November 8th described the impacts of prenatal exposure to air-pollution on children’s mental development and behavioral problems observed in the research conducted by Dr. Frederica Perera and colleagues. The Center’s research has informed the community building advocacy work of our lead […]

  • October 4, 2010: Time

    The cover story of the October 4, 2010 issue of Time magazine highlights work of CCCEH and director Dr. Frederica Perera. The article, “How the First Nine Months Shape the Rest of Your Life—The New Science of Fetal Origins,” discusses the fetal origins of adult diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, depression, and […]

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