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Media Outlets

STAT, Children of color and from low-income families disproportionately harmed by toxic chemicals, study finds, Anika Nayak (September 27, 2023)

Environmental Health News, Black, Hispanic and poor children are more exposed to pollution that ends up harming their brains: Study (September 27, 2023)

Medical XPress, Review finds deep disparities in childhood exposure to neurotoxins (September 27, 2023)

Tech and Science Post, Review finds deep disparities in childhood exposure to neurotoxins (September 27, 2023)

NewsBreakUMD Study Reveals Greater Neurotoxin Exposure in Local Low-Income and Minority Children (September 27, 2023)

Maryland Today, Sweeping UMD Review Finds Deep Disparities in Childhood Exposure to Neurotoxins (September 27, 2023)

Union of Concerned Scientists: The Equation, Children’s Developing Brains Need Protection from Pollutants, Kristie Ellickson (September 27, 2023)


Dr. Payne-Sturges receives $3.7M NIH Grant to Fund Study of Structural Racism, Pandemic Effects on Farmworkers: Research Will Focus on Residential Air Quality, State Policies and Legal Protections.

UMD Maryland Today. September 19, 2022

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Low-income, underrepresented populations at greater risk for chemical exposures. Coverage on plenary talk at the American Neurological Association Annual Meeting in Chicago in October 2022.

Healio News. November 07, 2022. See Children's Environmental Health research.

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A Toxic Legacy: New publication by Devon Payne-Sturges and Robert Sprinkle details historical and ongoing obstacles preventing the Environmental Protection Agency from protecting Americans from cumulative toxic exposures. 

UMD Public Health, News. November 03, 2021

The Struggle to Legislate Environmental Justice: New Study Uses Ethnographic Research to Explore Why Environmental Health Policy-Making Has Failed to Address Cumulative Impacts on Communities of Color. UMD School of Public Health, News. May 06, 2021

Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges Develops New Tools to Protect Children From Environmental Toxins that Impact Neurodevelopment.

UMD School of Public Health, News. March 11, 2021.

Stop Eating Pesticides: Use CR’s exclusive ratings to get the health benefits from fruits and vegetables while minimizing your risk from toxic chemicals.

Consumer Reports. August 27, 2020.

Environment and Energy News. EPA urged to gauge neurological price tag of exposure.

February 21, 2019.


Md. farmers fight to keep pesticide in arsenal despite research on toxic effects.

The Frederick News Post. February 16, 2019.


Payne-Sturges DC. Hidden Struggles with Food Insecurity on College Campuses.

Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Newsletter. Maryland Department of Health. November, 2018.


Hunger Gains: Campus Pantry Fills Growing Need Among Terps.

Terp Magazine January 8, 2018.


SPH's Payne-Sturges and Colleagues Reveal Food Insecurity Among College Students (lead story).

UMD Research Roundup. September 17, 2017.

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