DMDM Hydantoin: Irritant and Possible Carcinogen

Taha OnalNovember 7, 20213 min read
DMDM Hydantoin is a preservative used in certain shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products. DMDM Hydantoin functions as a formaldehyde releaser or donor. It works by slowing releasing formaldehyde over time to prevent the growth of harmful mold and bacteria as well as other microbes, therefore increasing the shelf-life of […]

I Can’t Breathe – Health Disparities in the Impact of Air Pollution

Katherine GallagherNovember 7, 20213 min read
Prior to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the World Health Organization (WHO) released a special report on climate change and health. The ten recommendations in the report propose a set of priority actions from the global health community to governments and policymakers, calling on them to act with […]

An Impartial Jury of Your (Vaccinated) Peers: Constitutionality of Vaccine Mandates for Juries

Annabel WeinbachOctober 19, 20214 min read
For the foreseeable future, in the absence of a universal vaccine mandate, a large minority of U.S. citizens will likely remain unvaccinated. As courts across the country impose vaccine requirements for juries — requiring jurors to show proof of vaccination and dismissing them if they do not — we are […]

Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers: Exacerbating the Healthcare Worker Shortage?

Abigail WaltersOctober 19, 20214 min read
The United States healthcare sector has experienced nurse and worker shortages on and off since the 1960s, and the current COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened this phenomenon. As of April 2021, over 3,000 US healthcare workers have died due to COVID-19 since the pandemic started, and many more have left the field because of the lack of equipment, […]

Remote Learning Has Taken a Significant Toll on Students with Disabilities. But It’s Not All Bleak…Depending on Who You Are

Devyn MaloufOctober 19, 20214 min read
The shift to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 exacerbated disparities already existing in the United States education system. Low-income students and students of color have disproportionately incurred learning losses and emotional difficulties compared to high-income and white students, which is also representative of the experiences of students […]