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Is Plastic Damaging Black Women’s Health?
By Essence Maston, PhD & Greg Hall, MD Many of the plastics that we use could be damaging to our health. Do you store food in plastic containers or even wrap food in plastic wraps? Science has shown that small amounts of dangerous chemicals are absorbed by the...
Hormone Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) are Throwing Black Women’s Systems Off
By Essence Maston, PhD & Greg Hall, MD A lot has been written in the news about endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs. Many of these chemicals are found in shampoo, lotions, conditioners, lipstick, makeup, moisturizers, sunscreens, creams, and much more. It is...
Enslaved people’s health was ignored from the country’s beginning, laying the groundwork for today’s health disparities
Eric Kyere, IUPUI Some critics of Black Lives Matter say the movement itself is racist. Their frequent counterargument: All lives matter. Lost in that view, however, is a historical perspective. Look back to the late 18th century, to the very beginnings of the U.S.,...
Minority patients benefit from having minority doctors, but that’s a hard match to make
Ryan Huerto, University of Michigan and Edwin Lindo, University of Washington In today’s America, minority patients still have markedly worse health outcomes than white patients. The differences are greatest for black Americans: Compared to white patients, they are...