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How Can We Stop Pollution?

How Can We Stop Pollution?

In a world where medicine is promising that we’re going to live longer, where we can have healthier lives and perhaps even more enjoyable lives, we actually get stuck on the idea of pollution. Our very way of living is creating more and more pollution and it’s exposing us to chemicals and hazardous waste, which …

Why doctors are increasingly prescribing nature

Why doctors are increasingly prescribing nature

JUDY WOODRUFF: As rates of chronic diseases among children have skyrocketed in the past few decades, pediatricians have increasingly looked for solutions beyond the traditional. Sometimes, that means prescribing time outdoors. Special correspondent Cat Wise has our story from Oakland, California. It’s part of our regular series on the Leading Edge of science and health. …

Linking Air Pollution to Human Health

Linking Air Pollution to Human Health

Meenakshi Rao, environmental science Ph.D. candidate I work with a wonderful, multidisciplinary team of scientist here at PSU to understand air pollution in the Portland metropolitan area and to estimate the economic cost of this air pollution to human health. Cities are hot spots for air pollution and it has an effect on people’s health …

Household Air Pollution and Child Health

Liam O’Fallon: Good afternoon, and welcome to the first Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Webinar for 2013 titled, Household Air Pollution and Child Health. My name is Liam O’Fallon, and I coordinate the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Program at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Extramural Research and Training. I will …