Post category: asthma
New Pages: Asthma and Water Quality
CHE is excited to share that two more pages have been added this week: Asthma and Water Quality. The asthma page summarizes the science linking asthma to various environmental causes including air pollution, climate change, and community stressors. The Water Quality page lays out what health impacts have been associated with various water contaminants according to recent science. Both pages touch on tips for prevention.
This report from the NIEHS/EPA Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Centers highlights some of the important contributions the centers have made toward reducing the burden of environmentally induced or exacerbated diseases placed on children. The report provides examples of success in the community and in support of public health. It is organized in three section:
- Health outcomes, presenting scientific findings from the Children’s Centers on diseases that sometimes affect children
- Environmental exposures, presenting research findings on chemicals and pollutants children are commonly exposed to through air, water and food.
- Hallmark features, highlighting the unique features that have facilitated the work of the Children’s Centers and advancements in the field.
The Bursa Chamber of Medicine, the official local branch of the Turkish Medical Association, awarded the 2017 Environmental Prize to CHE's Partner the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) during National Doctor's Day in Turkey. This award recognized HEAL's contribution to the resistance against the planned DOSAB coal power plant in Bursa. HEAL's figures on the health costs of air pollution associated with coal were used to challenge the official environmental impact assessment. Read the press release and view HEAL's report The Unpaid Health Bill, How coal power plants in Turkey make us sick. . . .
New Health Literacy Tool Available
A new health literacy tool aimed at young adults in their reproductive years is available. Targeting young couples, this video discusses important actions to reduce environmental exposures before pregnancy. The video is from the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC) at the University of California, Berkeley, working in collaboration with Commonweal and the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU). See and share the video today! . . .