How Healthy are Our Homes?

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Editor's Note 

YSPH research helps change state law


  • Social media as a platform for ageism
  • Infection replicated in laboratory setting
  • Veterans perform well as long-term caregivers
  • Curbing South Africa's AIDS epidemic
  • HPV infections and geography linked
  • Strategies to reduce hospital readmissions
  • Clean syringes scarce in St. Petersburg 


Flame retardants

Home Sweet Home?

Nine ubiquitous household toxins can exact a heavy toll on one's health.

Toxic Protectors

Flame retardants are meant to keep people safe, but the powerful chemicals may be causing cancer and other diseases. 

A Healthier Home

A researcher with a background in lead poisoning takes a holistic approach to safer, healthier living environments.

Food Sleuths

YSPH programs monitor and investigate breaking cases of foodborne illness throughout Connecticut.
Backyard Science 
Researchers are looking at whether bait boxes can break the transmission cycle of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

A Conversation with Gary L. Ginsberg 

A public health toxicologist in Connecticut and a lecturer at the YSPH sees progress in the amount of toxins that have been removed from people's daily lives, but believes that there is a new wave of chemicals to be concerned about.


Health practice


  • The end of an era
  • Alumni news

YSPH Notes

  • Commencement 2013
  • Humanitarian medicine under attack
  • Recognizing excellence
  • Lux et statistica
  • Tomorrow's AIDS researchers
  • CIRA awarded new grant
  • Awards and Honors
  • YSPH around the world


Battling HIV/AIDS in 1990


Prioritizing HIV/AIDS research in 2013