Environmental Health Courses Not In Best Medical Schools: New Study

Green Prophet

Air pollution is one of many environmental factors that impact public health. According to a new study by Israeli medical students, doctors in the United States, Israel and Europe are receiving inadequate environmental health education. The study, titled “ Our Health and Environment ,” was sponsored by Haifa-based Public Health Coalition and conducted at the University of Haifa International School.

Why Plastic is Overtaking the Oceans & What that Means for Us.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green WAYLON: Today Only Earth eco environmental health wellness oceans planet plastic the enemy toxicWhile it may be tempting to write off plastic as "the enemy," none of us can deny the positive impacts it has had on.

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Welcome to My New Column on Ecofeminism

Eco Chic

Ecofeminism Cancer environment environmental health extinction extinction rebellion Feminism fracking gender equality global health Global Warming Heroines Jessica Williamson metoo microplastics Park City rape sexual assault Sexual Health sexual reproductive health sustainable Sustainable development goals Toxins trauma Utah water security women's health women's rights(Photo by Jennifer Hubacher).

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From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Conservancy Talk

Don’t get us wrong – nature needs TNC and the other great environmental organizations to continue championing protection of the lands and water on which all life depends. But if we are going to have a broader impact and if our work is to be relevant in the future, we need to expand our environmental mission to include work in cities. Since our founding more than 60 years ago, TNC has built a strong track record of helping solve major environmental challenges.

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Don’t Step on the Crested Newt, It Has Friends in High Places

Eco Chic

Ecology crested newt development environmental health fresh water habitat loss reptile salamanders wetlands It has been widely reported that the UK is in the midst of a housing crisis and that the government is keen on seeing more homes being built in the country. Such directive presents great opportunities for local authorities and the construction industry, as well as challenges which are no less great.

Environmental economics in the AER

Environmental Economics

"Environmental Health Risks and Housing Values: Evidence from 1,600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings."  Applying a research design based on the openings and closings of 1,600 industrial plants to rich data on housing markets and infant health, we find that: toxic air emissions affect air quality only within 1 mile of the plant; plant openings lead to 11 percent declines in housing values within 0.5

The key to understanding Environmental Economics is understanding unintended consequences

Environmental Economics

"It's kind of hard to beat gasoline" for public and environmental health, said study co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. "A While uncomfortable, sometimes it pays to think beyond the obvious: People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.

Prii* Problems

Environmental Economics

'Because electric vehicles, on average, generate greater environmental externalities than gasoline vehicles, the current federal policy has greater deadweight loss than the no-subsidy policy,' the [NBER authors] write. 'It's 'It's kind of hard to beat gasoline' for public and environmental health, said co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. 'A

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“Winged Warnings” Sounds the Avian Alarm

10,000 Birds

That’s the message of “Winged Warnings,” a new campaign by Environmental Health News and National Geographic. When birds go from Least Concern to Near-Threatened to Vulnerable to Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature scale of species viability, people often race to raise awareness and save the at-risk species. Which is good, and necessary. But this hyperfocus can also mean seeing the proverbial trees while myopically not noticing the forest.

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Dubai’s dead plastic camels

Green Prophet

The world’s top environmental decision-making body, UNEA notes that “the planet is in crisis and nature must be at the heart of global efforts to build back better” after the coronavirus pandemic. .

Captain Planet

Green Earth Journey

I hope that the recent change in environmental health will have the company releasing the episodes sometime soon Do you remember Captain Planet and the Planeteers? I do and so does my husband. As children we both enjoyed the cartoon immensely. We have recently looked for a DVD release of the cartoon for our children but have been unsuccessful in our search so far. Here is a video about the Captain Planet merchandise that might surprise you.

Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment

The Green Changemakers

This nine-lesson program was designed to excite kids about environmental health and empower them to take steps in their everyday lives to improve the environment for their community and reduce their environmental risk. What Kids Will Learn What environmental health is. How to become champions for children’s environmental health in their homes, schools, and communities. Education Environment Health

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This high-quality ink is made from air pollution harvested from vehicle tailpipes

Green (Living) Review

One of our most common industrial outputs, soot, has a harmful effect on human and environmental health, but thanks to some resourceful thinking and innovation in pollution capture technology, combined with the development of a process for detoxifying and refining it, it can be 'recycled' into ink and paints. What if the ugly, in this case air pollutants, could give birth to something beautiful?

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In case you happen to be in Morogoro, Tanzania next week.

Environmental Economics

Presenter: Dr. Tim Haab, Professor and Chair, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA.   He is the author of over 50 academic journal articles and 4 books on valuation methods, including the now standard book for valuation methods in environmental and resource economics: Valuing Environmental and Natural Resources: The Econometrics of Non-Market Valuation.  IAGRI Workshop Announcement.

DYK, There is Lead in Christmas Lights?

Green Home Blog

In any case, for environmentally conscious Christmas celebrants, the edible tree is a real hazard if it is also strung with lights which haven’t been checked for their lead content. In spite of that, the amount of surface lead surprised researchers, most notably child environmental health specialist Dr. Leo Trasande, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. micrograms, these lights delivered eight times as much lead as recommended by the CPSC and various health agencies.

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Nationals Parks: Beautiful and Healthy for You

Wend Magazine

Jarvis says, “Being outdoors has positive effects on health that don’t cost a dime.” ” This was the major focus of his keynote speech Sunday at the 2011 American Public Health Association conference and an apt one, as the theme of the symposium is “Healthy Communities Promote Health Minds and Bodies.” National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B.

Broccoli drink helps body fight air pollutants

Green (Living) Review

Air pollution is a complex and pervasive public health problem,” said John Groopman, professor of environmental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and one of the study’s co-authors. “To Air pollution, an increasing global problem, causes as many as seven million deaths a year worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation, and has in recent years reached perilous levels in many parts of China. green living health wellbeing

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Environmental Justice Atlas maps out ecological conflicts

Green Prophet

For the first time in history we have a real time, comprehensive global map of ecological conflicts thanks to the Atlas of Environmental Justice. Ecocide , is becoming a critical issue as the world increasingly scrambles for resources, and so visually documenting and revealing the actors, drivers and structural patterns behind this scramble becomes critical in safeguarding our environmental wealth. Image of the Environmental Justice Atlas from EJOLT.

457 Different Chemicals Released into Air by School Cleaning Supplies

Green Living Ideas

A new study by Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that the typical variety of cleaning products used in schools released 457 different chemicals into the air. The environmental health watchdog says that these common cleaning supplies can expose our children to chemicals which have been linked to health problems such as cancer [.] [ 457 Different Chemicals Released into Air by School Cleaning Supplies from Green Living Ideas ].

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457 Different Chemicals Released into Air by School Cleaning Supplies

Green Living Ideas

A new study by Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that the typical variety of cleaning products used in schools released 457 different chemicals into the air. The environmental health watchdog says that these common cleaning supplies can expose our children to chemicals which have been linked to health problems such as cancer [.] [ 457 Different Chemicals Released into Air by School Cleaning Supplies from Green Living Ideas

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Sponsor bias

Environmental Economics

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch : First, an occupational health journal appointed a new editor with industry ties without consulting the editorial board. Yesterday, the editorial board of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health sent a letter to the publisher, Taylor & Francis, expressing their “grave concerns” over the future of the journal, and its recent actions.

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But if you measure it with CVM, there must be a problem with CVM

Environmental Economics

  Do Housing Prices Reflect Environmental Health Risks? Jodi Beggs: As I’ve mentioned before, I am teaching behavioral economics this semester.

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Are you Health Sensitive?

Green Home Blog

Are you Health Sensitive? Many causes of various health sensitivities can often be related to such things as cleaning and beauty products, compromised air and water quality, volatile organic compounds found in many home paints and carpets as well as a barrage of fragrances found in perfumes, candles and more. You may be health sensitive to these whether you know it or not and may need to readjust your diet and/or home surroundings to live a healthier, higher quality of life.

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Bayer-Monsanto Agrees to $10B Settlement With Victims Poisoned by Roundup Weedkiller

Green Prophet

The most damning revelations in this case uncovered, through the company’s own internal documents, the extent to which Monsanto-Bayer recognized early on the risk of cancer and other health problems posed by glyphosate and its commercial formulations.

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Coral Bleaching: Change Your Sunscreen

Green Home Blog

Reported in a 2008 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, using sunscreen that contains physical UV filters such as kaolin, zinc oxide or titanium dioxide instead of chemical ones is allowable for coral reef safety. Green Health NON-TOXIC BIO-BASED SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS coral bleaching ocean coralCoral Bleaching: Change Your Sunscreen. Save the Reefs! When multitudes of vibrant colors which make up hundreds of miles of coral slowly turn white, it is called coral bleaching.

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How Are Plastic Bags Made? Step-By-Step Plastic Bag Production Process


As the production of plastic bags continues to increase worldwide we must ask, what are the environmental drawbacks of our obsession with plastic bags? How can we make the bags themselves from environmentally friendly materials? This process disrupts the local ecosystem and can present disastrous consequences for human and environmental health if leaks occur. The environmental footprint of plastic bag manufacturing. Environmental Conservation

Yoghurt protects children and pregnant women from environmental poisoning

Green (Living) Review

A research team from the Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics, led by Dr. Gregor Reid, studied how microbes could protect against environmental health damage in poor parts of the world. green living health healthy living Yogurt containing probiotic bacteria successfully protected children and pregnant women against poisoning from heavy metal exposure, according to a new study.

Natural Living Blog Carnival – A Few Eco Habits We’ve Picked Up

Hug a Tree with Me

A Few Eco Habits We’ve Picked Up: Soy paint on my toes: One of the first things I gave up when I started living greener was nail polish because they are stuffed full of chemicals that can degrade human and environmental health, however I did miss painting my nails. Welcome to the May 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Green Moms.

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Lake Apopka – Florida’s Inland Rarity Hotspot

10,000 Birds

Lake Apopka has historically experienced dramatic changes in its environmental health. The pristine lake was a renowned environmental treasure. Lake Apopka Restoration Area in Lake County Florida is fast-becoming one of the best bird magnets in all of Florida. Situated pretty much slap-bang in the center of the state north of Lake Okeechobee, this massive wetland was once the Florida’s most polluted body of water. Today, through extensive management by the St.

Clean Air Coming Soon!

Sierra Club Compass

The new year is here, and the Environmental Protection Agency is sticking to its resolutions by kicking off 2014 with some major climate action. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken another step forward in protecting American families and environmental health by publishing its proposed standards to limit toxic carbon pollution from new power plants in The Federal Register, the government's official newspaper, starting off a 60-day period for public comment.

Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll

Green Home Blog

with 23 sustainability staff members and more than 25 buildings engaged in a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Volume Existing Building certification process. Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina , small but so intensely green it could make you blink, has succeeded in transforming its environmental profile with the help of the Center for the Environment and the ACUPCC (the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment).

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Effects of Climate Change in California "Significant and Growing "


Though past studies have offered grim projections of a warming planet, the report released Thursday by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment took an inventory of three From the LA Times today very clear recognition that the effects of climate change are real and growing significantly.

1 in 7 cosmetics products contain asbestos?

Green Prophet

If you or a girlfriend is using cosmetics there is a significant chance they are being exposed to a deadly carcinogen –– asbestos –– according to laboratory tests of talc-based cosmetics products, commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in Washington.

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Poison lips? Troubling Levels of Toxic Metals Found in Cosmetics


Researchers at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. They detected lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals, some of which were found at levels that could raise potential health concerns. Their findings were published online today (Thursday, May 2) in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Damn- now lipstick too!

California Wildfires Getting Worse Due to Climate Change


The wildfires are getting worse, despite our ability to fight them better," said George Alexeeff, director of California''s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, on Take Two. The Silver Fire near Banning is just the latest in a series of large wildfires burning throughout the state California, which has seen an increase in fire in recent years. In fact, in just the past 10 years, California has seen three of the largest fire years on record.

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Flame Retardants in Furniture Linked to Developmental Problems in California Kids


A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health shows that exposure to flame retardants commonly found in furniture, carpets, upholstery and electronics is linked to poorer attention, fine motor skills delay and other health problems in school-aged children.

Carcinogens Found in 98 Common Cosmetics and Soaps: Do Not Wash, Rinse nor Repeat!

Green Prophet

The American nonprofit Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has found a cancer-causing chemical in 98 shampoos, soaps, and other personal care products sold by Walmart, Target, Babies R Us, Trader Joe’s, Kohl’s and other national retailers. For those of us living in Middle East nations with lax environmental, health and safety protections, buyers need especially beware. Health cancer carcinogens consumer watchdogs unsafe beauty products

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How the UAE can push eco-friendly energy solutions forward

Green Prophet

The pressure for environmentally friendly energy solutions on the globe is now more than ever. With an increased demand for energy supply comes an equally high demand for sustainability and environmental responsibility. In 2013 the Center for Strategic and International Studies released a report that said global energy use will grow by 56% between 2010 and 2040 and that fossil fuels will continue to supply nearly 80 percent of world energy use through 2040.

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457 Different Chemicals Released into Air by School Cleaning Supplies

Green Living Ideas

A new study by Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that the typical variety of cleaning products used in schools released 457 different chemicals into the air. The environmental health watchdog says that these common cleaning supplies can expose our children to chemicals which have been linked to health problems such as cancer [.] [ 457 Different Chemicals Released into Air by School Cleaning Supplies from Green Living Ideas

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Many Women's Purses Found to Contain High Levels of Lead


But according to the Oakland, California-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) , many of those colorful accessories, especially those made from faux leather, contain high levels of lead. It’s hard to walk by a display of women’s handbags and wallets right now without seeing various styles, large and small, in bright colors of every hue.

Syngenta Hired Guns Attack New Documentary | PR Watch

PR Watch

Midwest from Syngentas flagship herbicide atrazine, the worlds largest pesticide company has mounted a PR counter-attack downplaying the human and environmental health risks of a chemical linked to birth defects, low birth weight and certain cancers. The project uses paid spokespersons posing as independent experts and attempts to greenwash atrazine as environmentally beneficial, downplay human health risks and discredit one of the scientists from the film.

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California Plans to List BPA as a Health Hazard


The state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said it would list the compound as a Proposition 65 chemical under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Bisphenonal A, or BPA, a potentially toxic chemical used in plastics and the linings of canned food and already banned from use in children’s drinking cups and baby bottles, may soon be declared a reproductive hazard in the state of California.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Bat Detective

Nature Conservancy - Science

Because bat populations are a good indicator of environmental health. But bats do more than indicate ecosystem health; they eat some pesky mosquitoes and they are important pollinators. A common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus). Photo by Flickr user Steven Robinson through a Creative Commons license.

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