Dr. Frederica Perera
Dr. Frederica Perera is a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. Perera is internationally recognized for pioneering the field of molecular epidemiology, utilizing biomarkers to understand links between environmental exposures and disease.
Articles by this author
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Case for a Child-Centered Energy and Climate Policy
Children suffer the most from fossil fuel burning. Fossil fuel combustion and associated air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) is the root cause of much of children’s ill health children today as well as their uncertain future. There are strong scientific arguments, as well persuasive economic...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Climate Change and Our Children
President Obama announced recently that, given Congress's refusal to act, he will use his administrative power to r educe CO2 emissions from power plants and encourage renewable energy .