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Hydraulic Fracturing (‘Fracking’) and Environmental Health Webinar

Hydraulic Fracturing (‘Fracking’) and Environmental Health Webinar

Liam O’Fallon: Good afternoon, and welcome to the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Web Seminar, titled Hydraulic Fracturing and Environmental Public Health. My name is Liam O’Fallon, and I am the Coordinator for the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Program at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Extramural Research and Training. I’ll …

Carbon Monoxide & the Charcoal Grill

Carbon Monoxide & the Charcoal Grill

“One of the sources of carbon monoxide is the use of either a gas-fired or a charcoal fired grill inside the house. A lot of people will think, ‘It’s raining outside I can open a door and bring the grill inside and use it.’ They don’t realize how much carbon monoxide is produced by something …

The Health Effects of Climate Change | HarvardX on edX

The Health Effects of Climate Change | HarvardX on edX

SPEAKER 1: Not in 100 years, not in 10 years, right now. We’re feeling the health effects of climate change right now. SPEAKER 2: What really surprises most people is how well interconnected all of these systems are. Rising CO2 levels isn’t just making our temperatures high. It’s also making our crops less nutritious. And …

Environmental Movements

Environmental Movements

Governments serve as the structural framework for the functioning of most societies and have a wide range of responsibilities. While there are many types of governments, they are concerned about similar national issues from the economy to education to defense to health. Outside of the government itself, so many other groups influence society. This includes …

Food environment research: An introduction

Food environment research: An introduction

People interact with their food environments on a daily basis to acquire and consume food. Food Environment research has been developed in high-income countries in response to the high prevalence of obesity and non- communicable diseases. New insights on food security and malnutrition in all its forms may be gained by addressing food environments in …

The Quiet Killer

The Quiet Killer

Siren wailing WOMAN: 911. What’s your emergency? WOMAN #2: Unit 21. Third and Lincoln. Each year in the United States, approximately 20,000 people go to the emergency room for carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It’s extremely poisonous, and it can kill you in minutes if you’re exposed to it. Nearly …

Real World: Ozone Alerts

Real World: Ozone Alerts

Good ozone? Bad ozone? What’s the difference? And why is NASA interested in measuring ozone? Find out, next, on Real World. Have you ever lived in a city that posted an ozone alert on a really hot summer day? Just what does that alert mean and what causes the problem? It all goes back to …