Environmental Health


Chemicals stored in home garages linked to ALS risk

New research from Stuart Batterman

Products typically stored in home garages—including gasoline and gasoline powered equipment, lawn care products, pesticides, paint and woodworking supplies—contain chemicals that increase the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), according to a new University of Michigan study.

Herman 'Hank' Koren

Distinguished alumnus pays it forward 60 years after Dean's generosity

Herman ‘Hank’ Koren, MPH ’59, sets up emergency fund to help students

Herman “Hank” Koren, MPH ’59, credits having an “immense career” thanks to the generosity of Henry F. Vaughan, the inaugural dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Koren is returning the favor Vaughan paid to him by creating the Dr. Herman “Hank” and Mrs. Donna Koren Helping Hands Expendable Fund.

A school bus sits parked on the the side of a busy New York City street.

Could riding older school buses hinder student performance?

Q&A with Meredith Pedde

Students who ride newer, cleaner-air buses to school have improved academic performance, according to the latest University of Michigan School of Public Health study that documents the effects on students who ride new school buses rather than old ones.