SPH hosted its first Faculty Research Mixer on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Faculty and students had an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues to discuss research interests. Research posters from current projects were available for viewing. The goal of the event was to foster new collaborations and scholarly activity.
Making a Difference: SPH Researchers in the News
Dirty water taking toll on Americans' health, wallets
Water pollution is damaging Americans' health, and at a high financial cost, too, new research finds. Water-related recreational activities lead to more than 90 million cases a year of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear, eye and skin-related illnesses in the United States, according to the study. The researchers calculated that those illnesses result in $2.9 billion a year in medical costs and costs related to time away from work or school.For the study, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago assessed waterborne illnesses contracted from swimming, paddling, boating and fishing in lakes, rivers and other natural bodies of water. The study did not examine illnesses associated with swimming pools or water parks. "The costs associated with these illnesses help us put into perspective the costs of projects that aim to help make our recreational waterways cleaner and safer," Samuel Dorevitch, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, said in a university news release. More
Dr. Susan Buchanan, clinical associate professor of environmental and occupational health at UIC, was interviewed for a CBS2 news piece that aired last night on the health effects of crumb rubber playing fields. View the segment here: http://cbsloc.al/2Dk23aK
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