Episode 64: Dr. Asa Bradman

Feb 1st, 2022

Dr. Asa Bradman is an expert in exposure assessment and epidemiology, focusing on occupational and environmental exposures to pregnant women, children, and farmworkers living in agricultural communities. In 1998, he co-founded the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. In 2020, Dr. Bradman joined the faculty at UC Merced. Tune in to learn more about:

– Community based research;

– The Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) Study, which is the longest running longitudinal birth cohort study of pesticides and other environmental exposures among children in a farmworker community;

– How pesticides can be brought into the house through paraoccupational exposure;

– Why early exposure in the womb to pesticides can have negative effects on a child’s IQ, health and life;

– The soup of chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis and how we can use our common sense to avoid them;

– The business of chemicals, plastics and pesticides is one of money;

– The future of the CHAMACOS study.

To learn more about Dr. Bradman and the CHAMACOS study, go to https://cerch.berkeley.edu/research-programs/chamacos-study.