Richard J. Jackson

Richard J. Jackson is professor emeritus of environmental health sciences at UCLA and the former director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A stream of water arcs from a water fountain.

Drinking Water Is Staying in Pipes Longer, and That’s a Problem

Shrinking cities can have their drinking water sit in pipes longer than desired, leading to high levels of metals, bacterial growth, and other problems.

The Grave Health Risks of Unwalkable Communities

Our car-dependent lifestyle has led to a dramatic rise in obesity-related illnesses. But we can do something about it.