Volume 3 | Number 4 | October 2012
About this Issue
Science Matters to Children's Environmental Health
GEMS: Great Environmental Moments in Science
EPA scientists and their partners provide key research outcomes for understanding and reducing environmental risks to children's health.
EPA scientists and their partners are working to better understand why asthma disproportionately affects minority and poor children.
EPA researchers contribute to the largest federal study ever undertaken to examine environmental influences on the health and development of children.
The latest Science Matters podcast features Dr. Peter Grevatt, the director of EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection.
EPA researchers and their partners are exploring the links between early exposures to pollution and potential health effects later in life.
EPA's Virtual Embryo project is helping scientists understand how chemical exposure affects a developing embryo.
Sally Perreault Darney, PhD, is an Associate National Program Director for EPA's Chemical Safety for Sustainability research program.
EPA research is developing the tools and information needed to better understand the potential risks posed by endocrine disrupting chemicals.
EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences support a network of research centers working to improve children's health and prevent disease.
It All Starts with Science: Highlights from Our Blog
Diving the Wilds of the Strait of Juan de Fuca: Should we Stay or Should we Go?
In the third and final post in a series about scientific diving, Sean Sheldrake, Steve Rubin, and Alan Humphrey talk about diving to collect data about sediment in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
EPA's Homeland Security Research Center Turns 10
EPA's National Homeland Security Research Center(NHSRC) was established on September 28, 2002. A decade later, NHSRC Director Jon Herrmann reflects on ten year's worth of work to strengthen and protect our nation.
Seagrasses are the Nurseries of our Coastal Waters
Seagrass is an important part of an aquatic environment's ecosystem. In a recent Around the Water Cooler blog post, Lahne Mattas-Curry writes about the benefits of seagrass and the work EPA is doing to protect this natural resource.
Sensors and Sensibility
We are surrounded by innovative technologies that put a world of information at our fingertips. Vasu Kilaru blogs about how we can use this technology to collect even more information that will help protect human health and the environment.
EPA Research in the News
EPA Increasing the Efficiency of Chemical Toxicity Tests
The Scientist interviewed embryonic stem cell test experts, including EPA researcher Sidney Hunter who talks about EPA's ToxCast project.
BPA Linked to Thyroid Hormones in Pregnant Women and Newborn Boys
The EPA/NIEHS funded UC Berkeley Center for Children's Environmental Health published a study that links Bisphenol A (BPA) to thyroid function in pregnant women and newborn boys.
Vanderbilt Research Team Uses Spinach to Harness Solar Energy
EPA's People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) program will help fund researchers from Vanderbilt University develop a prototype that uses spinach to harness solar energy..