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The Story of Cosmetics

The Story of Cosmetics

This is a story about a world obsessed with stuff. It’s a story about a system in crisis. We’re trashing the planet, we’re trashing each other, and we’re not even having fun. The good thing is that when we start to understand the system, We start to see lots of places to step in and …

What If The World Went Vegetarian?

What If The World Went Vegetarian?

Chances are you or someone you know is vegetarian – so we thought we’d try a thought experiment. What would happen if everyone in the world was suddenly a vegetarian? What effect would it have on our lives and the planet? Before we begin, full disclosure: none of us at AsapSCIENCE are vegetarians. And the …

Children’s Environmental Health Webinar

Children’s Environmental Health Webinar

Kimberly Gray: Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Webinar, entitled Children’s Environmental Health. My name is Kimberly Gray, and I’m the Program Director for the Children’s Environmental Health at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, Division of Extramural Research and Training, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. I’ll …

As dangerous as climate change | Life Support | 01

As dangerous as climate change | Life Support | 01

When he spoke at Davos this year, Sir David Attenborough mentioned something you might have missed: “there will be United Nations decisions on climate change, sustainable development and a new deal for nature”. Humans are now destroying wildlife at such a rate that many scientists believe the Earth is experiencing a sixth mass extinction event. …

Pig Business in Northern Ireland

Pig Business in Northern Ireland

No pig factory here! We’re here today to protest against the largest pig planning application in the UK for a pig factory with 2,700 sows that has the potential to produce eighty one thousand pigs per year and over sixty six thousand tonnes of slurry. That’s equivalent to seven hundred and twenty three thousand adults’ …

Environmental health officer

Environmental health officer

Environmental Health Officers are responsible for carrying out measures for protecting public health, including administering and enforcing legislation related to environmental health and providing support to minimize health and safety hazards. They are involved in a variety of activities, for example inspecting food facilities, investigating public health nuisances, and implementing disease control. Environmental health officers …