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Environmental exposures during early life influence adult disease risk

Carolyn R. Klocke and Pamela J. Lein discuss how an individual’s experiences during early life can influence their risk for disease as an adult.
BPA - Bisphenol A

Growing health concerns: Are BPA-free products safer?

BPA (Bisphenol A), a high production volume chemical in plastics and resin, is being linked to health concerns - here Professor Lein discusses.
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Intoxicating Beauty: Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics

Professor Pamela Lein discusses the toxic chemicals in our cosmetic products that are not as readily recognised by consumers as potentially harmful.
e-cigarettes

E-Cigarettes: Safer But Not Safe

Professor Pamela Lein discusses e-cigarettes, their rise in use and the misconception that they are safe as little is still known about the health effects.
Marijuana use

Marijuana use during pregnancy: The cannabis conundrum

Dennis R. Carty, Ph.D. and Pamela J. Lein, Ph.D., University of California, highlight the rising trend of marijuana use during pregnancy and the implications surrounding it.
environmental chemicals

Are environmental chemicals contributing to the obesity epidemic?

A group of experts from the University of California, Davis and the University of Southern California explain the extent to which environmental chemicals are contributing to the obesity epidemic.
environmental health problem

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): A persistent environmental health problem

Carolyn R. Klocke, Postdoctoral Scholar and Pamela J. Lein, Professor at University of California, Davis both argue that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a persistent environmental health problem today
e-cigarettes

The health risks of e-cigarettes in the face of rising teen use

Pamela J. Lein, PhD, Professor of Neurotoxicology at the University of California’s Davis/School of Veterinary Medicine details the pressing need to assess the health risks of e-cigarettes in the face of rising teen use
pesticides

Pesticides: A contributing factor to the increase in asthma?

Pamela J. Lein at the University of California, Davis discusses the evidence suggesting that pesticides are risk factors for asthma
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Developmental neurotoxicity testing – the need for a new approach

Professor Lein discusses developmental neurotoxicity and the critical need for a new approach to identifying and regulating chemicals that interfere with normal brain development.
air pollution on the brain

An emerging environmental health concern: Impacts of air pollution on the brain

Anthony S. Wexler and Pamela J. Lein from the University of California share their expert views on the impacts of air pollution on the brain Air pollution is a complex mixture of gases and particles in the atmosphere. Air pollutants are defined as compounds known to be deleterious to human...
environmental health

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): A continuing environmental health concern

This compelling article is written by Professor of Neurotoxicology, Pamela J. Lein, Ph.D. who is based at University of California’s Davis/School of Veterinary Medicine. The thrust of the article is that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a continuing environmental health concern in today’s world Not shying away from detail, the piece...

Environmental chemicals: factors for neurodevelopmental disorders?

Pamela Lein, University of California, looks at whether environmental chemicals influence individual risk for the diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders
UC-Davis-Department-of-Molecular-Biosciences

UC Davis Department of Molecular Biosciences

The Department of Molecular Biosciences serves as the academic home for all nutritional, physiological chemistry, and pharmacologic and toxicologic programs of the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. The goal of the Department of Molecular Biosciences is to study fundamental biological processes and their perturbations by mutations, nutrition, drugs...

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