NEWS UPDATES

      Receive updates from Dr. Masri about

      in-person and media appearances, as            well as news about health, the                        environment, and other items of interest        by subscribing below. 


     APPEARANCE INQUIRIES

     Find out if Dr. Masri is speaking in your           area by visiting his events calendar.               Please submit speaking invitations by             clicking here and using subject line                 "Speaking Request." 


Chemical Exposure, Nutrition, & the Environment

 

The Impacts of Marine Plastics
By Shahir Masri - 7/22/13
Ocean contamination by plastic pollution is a growing problem worldwide.  Since plastics don’t biodegrade, they persist...


Disappearing Honeybees: What’s Happening and Are We at Risk Too?
By Shahir Masri - 10/9/12
Colony collapse disorder, or CCD, struck the United States during 2006-2007 and other countries soon after....
 

Pesticides: Natural vs. Synthetic
By Shahir Masri - 9/15/11
Pesticides can be both synthetic as well as natural in origin.  Also known as botanical pesticides, natural pesticides are those which plants...

View More Articles >>

Zika Virus – Severity & Extent of Outbreak

By Shahir Masri – October 13, 2016
As you all know, a virus called Zika has created a major epidemic, having even spread to the U.S. In this blog, I’ll highlight...


Zika Virus
By Shahir Masri – October 10, 2016

The current Zika outbreak can be traced to Brazil. Brazil’s National Reference Laboratory confirmed the first cases of Zika....


Ebola Confirmed in Texas!
By Shahir Masri – October 1, 2014
Since my last blog, Ebola has not only worsened in West Africa, but the virus has finally hit the U.S. This is the first time Ebola...


View More Articles >>​​

ENVIRONMENT











SUSTAINABILITY










​INFECTIOUS DISEASE




​​Happy Earth Day! - Save Energy, Save Money
By Shahir Masri - 4/22/15

Happy Earth Day everyone! This day was inaugurated 45 years ago today, just at the height of what would come...


How much paper does a tree produce?

By Shahir Masri - 7/24/14
Answering this question is not easy because the answer depends on a number of variables, such as the density of the wood...

 

Conserving Energy for Better Health
By Shahir Masri - 10/10/11
How does flipping on your light switch affect your health?  To answer this, consider the way electricity is generated...

View More Articles >>