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Consumers Should Be Aware of Chemicals in Furniture, Jeff Ashley tells Philadelphia Inquirer

Consumers need to be aware of the potentially harmful chemicals, such as flame retardants, in the furniture they buy, Associate Professor of Chemistry Jeff Ashley said in a June 8 story in The Philadelphia Inquirer.  “People are becoming more aware …

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Fashion Student Pop-Up Shop Raises $2,917 to Help Cancer Victims

PhilaU fashion students this week raised $2,917 at a fashion accessories pop-up shop that will benefit families affected by cancer. Some 150 fashion merchandising and management students gained a lesson in corporate social responsibility through sales of the fashion-forward accessories …

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PhilaU Researcher Assesses Risk of PCBs in Children’s Supplements in New Study

The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil are well documented, and include increased heart healthiness in adults and essential brain development in children. As a result, in recent years many products aimed at delivering fish oil to …

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PhilaU Researchers Publish Third-hand Smoke Study in Environmental Journal

Recent graduates Tyler Fleming, Chris Anderson and Sarang Amin and faculty research mentor Jeff Ashley, associate professor of chemistry, have published a paper on third-hand smoke in the October Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, a respected publication highlighting …

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Tyler Fleming ’12 travels to Vietnam on Fulbright: Brighton-Pittsford Post

Recent graduate Tyler Fleming received a Fulbright grant to teach in Vietnam for the coming year, the Brighton-Pittsford Post (N.Y.) reported Aug. 10.  Fleming, a science major who published research on third-hand smoke, will teach English to college students and apply …

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Tyler Fleming ’12 Receives Prestigious Fulbright Grant to Work in Vietnam

Tyler Fleming ’12, a recent graduate of the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant to teach English in Vietnam for 10 months starting after orientation and training in August. …

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Jeff Ashley, associate professor, cautions on use of flame retardants: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeff Ashley, associate professor of chemistry, says the use of flame retardants in such products as car seats for young children may pose some risk of harmful chemical exposure for youngsters, according to a May 30 Philadelphia Inquirer story. Citing research done at …

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Philadelphia University to Participate in the First Philadelphia Science Festival with Series of Events through April

Philadelphia University faculty and students will participate in the first Philadelphia Science Festival by participating and hosting a series of events throughout the celebration from April 15 to 28. As a kick-off to the festival, there will be a Philadelphia-themed …

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Dr. Jeff Ashley talks about dangers of lead-tainted ceramics: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeff Ashley, associate professor of chemistry, warns that heat, acid and the passage of time can encourage the leaching of lead from ceramics, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in Feb. 24 story on the presence of lead in ceramics sold in Chinatown …

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University Researcher to Speak on Findings of Study involving PCB Contaminants in Fish Oil Supplements

For years, health experts and researchers have touted the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements. Consequently, every day millions of Americans take these supplements attempting to ward off heart disease, cancers and other physical ailments. To …

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