Environmental Health

Our environment is intrinsic to our health, with environmental exposures among the leading contributors to health problems. And while people are affected regardless of income and geography, environmental health risks especially threaten the most vulnerable among us.

Free Associations Podcast | March 12th, 2019

What can we learn about asthma from the Amish?

Matt, Chris, and Don look at a study among the Amish to look for causes of asthma, the gang discuss an update to Plan S, and Chris notices an interesting pattern around STI transmission.

Practically Speaking | January 3rd, 2019

Understanding the Exposure Disease Pathway

How do environmental health professionals discover and address problems like the Flint water crisis? Dr. Jennifer Schlezinger explains an essential framework called the Exposure Disease Pathway.

Webinar | December 7th, 2018

How Denmark Got Its Bicycles

Denmark is one of the most bicycle-friendly countries in the world, with more than 11,000 miles of bike lanes and paths, but this was not something that happened overnight. Join international health policy and strategy advisor, Agis Tsouros, as he discusses the extensive planning that goes into making cities healthier.

PHX Perspectives | December 6th, 2018

Global Climate Change Convention Decisions Will Have Local Impacts

The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations framework convention on climate change kicked off in Katowice Poland this week. This comes on the heels of a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) showing that drastic emission reductions will need to begin over the next decade in order to achieve the target of 1.5 °C additional warming.

Free Associations Podcast | September 25th, 2018

Is smog really affecting our minds?

Matt, Chris, and Don take on a study from China on the relationship between smog and cognitive function, the gang discusses a new EU funding policy on publishing in paywalled journals, and Chris insists he gets two Amazing and Amusings.

Free Associations Podcast | October 10th, 2017

To increase regulation on pollution or not to, that is the question?

Matt, Chris, and Don discuss a new study that suggests increasing pollution regulation standards in the US could save lives, debate whether or not medical researchers should make policy recommendations, and answer the question: is it safer to ride in blue or yellow taxis?

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