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August

  • Firefighters wearing their self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

    Peers, Public Perception Influence Firefighters Against Safety Equipment

    August 30, 2016

    Interviews conducted across the country by Drexel University researchers found that firefighters are often influenced by both colleagues and the public’s perception of them as risk-takers when choosing whether or not to use their safety equipment.

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  • PCB transformers, which contain chemicals like the ones in the study found to increase the risk of autism when there are high levels of exposure.

    Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Linked to Increased Autism Risk Today

    August 23, 2016

    A group of man-made chemicals used in some pesticides and insulating materials banned in the 1970s continues to linger in the United States, and new research by a Drexel University professor and colleagues found that high levels of exposure to some of them during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of a child being diagnosed with autism by roughly 80 percent.

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  • Kevin McNamara authored "Dreams of a Great Small Nation."

    Employee Spotlight: Kevin J. McNamara

    August 05, 2016

    This chief development officer recently published a book about an obscure yet epic piece of history about WWI and the Russian Revolution — with an assist from some Drexel Dragons.

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