In The News: Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

USA Today
July 16, 2022

Just being a pedestrian is far more dangerous for Black and Hispanic Americans as compared to white Americans, a recent study found.

MSN
June 25, 2022

The shutdown of NYC public swim programs due to a lifeguard shortage is threatening to reduce access for families who don’t have access to private lessons — and worsen longstanding disparities in swimming ability and water safety.

New York Daily News
June 25, 2022

The shutdown of NYC public swim programs due to a lifeguard shortage is threatening to reduce access for families who don’t have access to private lessons — and worsen longstanding disparities in swimming ability and water safety.

Insider
May 12, 2022

In 2019, a team of researchers in Las Vegas set out to show that drivers can be less likely to stop their cars for someone crossing the street in front of them depending on the pedestrian's skin color or gender. They ran a simple test - they sent a white woman, a white man, a Black woman, and a Black man to cross residential streets in suburban Las Vegas, where the speed limit was 35. They took note of which cars hit the brakes and which ones sped on by.

Nevada Current
March 22, 2022

By the end of the century, allergy season could start 40 days earlier and last 19 days longer due to climate change — potentially increasing the pollen count by 250% and making allergies far more intense, new research shows.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 7, 2022

Every morning, UNLV lab supervisor Asma Tahir and her staff brace themselves as they count pollen.

 

Las Vegas Pride Magazine
September 27, 2021

Did you know that Las Vegas is home to more than 10,000 LGBTQIA+ people aged 50+?

Las Vegas Weekly
May 17, 2021

Spring brings so much beauty, and, for allergy sufferers, so much misery. Allergies are the most common chronic condition worldwide, with effects that can range from mild (sneezing, watery eyes) to more severe (an anaphylactic reaction).

Verywell Health
April 22, 2021

An increasing number of higher education institutions are requiring students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending campuses in the fall. Among these are Rutgers University, Cornell University, Duke University, and Brown University.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 22, 2021

Ozone pollution in Las Vegas has improved, but the city still ranks among the most polluted metro areas in the country, according to a newly released report by the American Lung Association.

KNPR News
April 16, 2021

Thirteen months of social distancing and masks, and it’s no wonder people are having less sex.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
April 7, 2021

If you feel your allergies coming on, doctors say put a mask on.