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Exploring the interconnections between our environment and our health
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Persistent pollutants slow the time to pregnancy in couples. - Environmental Health News

Persistent pollutants slow the time to pregnancy in couples. - Environmental Health News | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
Environmental Health News Persistent pollutants slow the time to pregnancy in couples. Environmental Health News Human and animal studies suggest a link between exposure to persistent environmental chemicals and decreased fertility.
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The Lancet is the world's leading general medical journal and specialty journals in Oncology, Neurology and Infectious Diseases. Available online first. Free registration.
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Launch of the Global Burden of Disease study in the Lancet. 

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Ecological public health: the 21st century’s big idea? An essay by Tim Lang and Geof Rayner | BMJ

This makes interesting reading....

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Rio ends with corporates warning

Rio ends with corporates warning | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
The Rio+20 summit ends with an agreement from world leaders that charities say represents a "missed chance" to tackle environmental problems.
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AFTERnow

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AFTERnow - What's next for the health of society? This is a great site exploring the future of public health and a transformational vision for 'the next revolution in society'. 

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BBC Radio 4 Programmes - The Life Scientific, James Lovelock

BBC Radio 4 Programmes - The Life Scientific, James Lovelock | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
James Lovelock on elocution lessons, defrosting hamsters and Gaia.
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Are Fish Affected by Radioactive Kelp Off Our Coast?

Are Fish Affected by Radioactive Kelp Off Our Coast? | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it

An interesting follow up to the Harmful Algal Blooms story...

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How TV Affects the Brains of Young Children

This is an interesting summary about how early environment can affect infant brain development.

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Mystery illness at US high school

Mystery illness at US high school | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it

High school students in the small community of Leroy, New York State, have been coming down with strange tics and verbal outbursts, with no obvious cause. Could there be an environmental cause? 

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APHA Public Health Newswire: Q&A with Kim Knowlton | Public ...

APHA Public Health Newswire: Q&A with Kim Knowlton | Public ... | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
An in-depth conversation with Kim Knowlton, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, offers her thoughts and perspectives on the expanding role that a changing climate has on the public's health.
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Bike commuting, a win-win for health and environment | Public ...

Bike commuting, a win-win for health and environment | Public ... | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
Every time someone substitutes a short car trip, less than five miles, with a bike commute, that person plays an important role in improving the air quality of that city, according to a recent study published in Environmental ...
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HowStuffWorks "5 Green Cities of the Future"

HowStuffWorks "5 Green Cities of the Future" | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
The green cities of the future are no longer just on paper. Learn about five green cities of the future, find out how the green cities will work. (5 Green Cities of the Future: Sustainable urbanism is no longer a futuristic dream.
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Loud & Clear - Go Green, Why not Protect our Environment? | All Infographics

Loud & Clear - Go Green, Why not Protect our Environment? | All Infographics | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
Infographics on Go Green Environmental problem and issue and protecting world from Pollution and devastation on Beautiful earth at Environment Day resources...
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Unleashing the Workforce

Unleashing the Workforce | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
Something for the European Centre to think about..? Unilever is taking worker agility to a whole new level by enabling staff to come and go as they please.
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The Good Childhood Inquiry

Here is the link to the Good Childhood Inquiry, conducted by The Children's Society, which I mentioned during Richard's session this morning. 

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Healthy walking group

Healthy walking group | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it

The Eden Project hosts a weekly walking group for people with breathing difficulties, to help improve their health.

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Build your own interactive maps - a great free tool

Build your own interactive maps - a great free tool | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it

This map shows national estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. It's an example of the kind of maps you can build using the chartsbin.com site and the best bit is that it's completely free.


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ECEHH in the news! Seaside 'really is good for you'

ECEHH in the news! Seaside 'really is good for you' | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it

The songs and postcards appear to be right - a study suggests we really do like to be beside the seaside.

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Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
Farm-animal production provides a safety net for millions of the world's most vulnerable people, but given the industry's rapid and often poorly regulated growth, the biggest challenge will be to produce meat in environmentally and socially...
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Can A ‘One Tree at A Time’ Approach Reverse Human Health and Environmental Issues?

Can A ‘One Tree at A Time’ Approach Reverse Human Health and Environmental Issues? | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
20 million trees planted around the world in the next five years is the goal of an ambitious new project aptly named One Tree.
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Panel Urges Study of Nanomaterial Risks - Voice of America

Panel Urges Study of Nanomaterial Risks - Voice of America | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it

Concerns are growing that almost nothing is known about the risks that nanoparticles might pose to human health or the environment. This report on Voice of America introduces some of the important issues.

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Better scientific understanding of link between climate change, food security ...

Better scientific understanding of link between climate change, food security ... | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it

Sydney Morning Herald: Better scientific understanding of link between climate change, food security ... Scientists should increasingly make critical contributions to ensure food security and environmental sustainability,...

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Environmental correlates of happiness | Australian Science

Environmental correlates of happiness | Australian Science | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it

This is an interesting summary of recent research exploring the relationship between the environment and subjective well being. Further work in this area is currently under way at ECEHH...

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Widespread BPA contamination in paper products, study suggests. — Environmental Health News

Widespread BPA contamination in paper products, study suggests. — Environmental Health News | Environment and Human Health | Scoop.it
Bisphenol-A contaminates a wide range of paper products, providing another source of human exposure to this chemical.
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