Harvard expert outlines recommendations for school reopenings

As school officials worry about whether they can safely reopen their districts in the fall, Joseph Allen, a Harvard healthy buildings expert has an answer: yes.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

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Looking at COVID-19 through healthy-building eyes

Joseph Allen laid out how existing building safety guidelines might be adapted to make workplaces safer in the age of COVID.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Harvard scientist finds microbial contaminants in e-cigs

New research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has examined 75 popular e-cigarette brands and found that 27 percent contained traces of bacterial and fungal toxins associated with myriad health problems.

Chris Sweeney • harvard
April 25, 2019 ~4 min

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E-cigarette flavorings may damage cilia production and function

A new study finds two chemicals commonly used to flavor e-cigarettes may be damaging cilia production and function in the human airway.

Karen Feldscher • harvard
Feb. 1, 2019 ~4 min

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Harvard’s Joe Allen explains health threat in Calif. wildfire smoke

The Gazette talked to Joe Allen of the Harvard Chan School about the health threats posed by wildfire smoke in California.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 20, 2018 ~8 min

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