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Kenyataan Akhbar KPK 23 Oktober 2017 - Penjagaan Kesihatan Ketika Cuaca Panas dan Kering

Menurut kenyataan Profesor Klimatologi dan Oseanografi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Prof Fredolin Tangang, di Berita Harian bertarikh 21 Oktober 2017, cuaca panas terik melanda ibu kota dan Semenanjung ketika ini, adalah susulan tempias Taufan Lan yang menggegarkan timur Filipina pada Selasa lalu. 203 more words

Press

What do a rock star and a refugee have in common?

They both had sons poisoned by lead dust in Maine. They are very different cases but represent the majority of lead poisoning in children and they both should never happen. 1,103 more words

Policy

Join the conversation about lead and toxics in our community

October is Children’s Environmental Health Month! Oh, you didn’t know? This month may be better known for ghouls and goblins, but our Lead and Toxics Team has put together a series of blog posts that are sure to give you goosebumps. 791 more words

Outreach

The Power of Parks

Whether you live on a farm in Sussex or an apartment in New Castle, retreating to parks and spending time in nature is a powerful way to relax, refresh and revive. 80 more words

Environmental Health

Puerto Ricans desperate for water are drinking from Superfund sites

More than three weeks since Hurricane Maria, more than a third of Puerto Ricans still don’t have access to drinking water. So some are turning to wells at Superfund sites on the island—areas designated the most toxic in US territory. 315 more words

The US government is finally acknowledging the flame retardants in your furniture and baby products are not just ineffective, but also dangerous

The US agency in charge of protecting consumer safety just took the first step towards banning a class of flame retardants that were, up until… 906 more words

Environmental determinants of health: how can global health governance contribute?

The following opinion piece has appeared, in two different forms, on Sense & Sustainability and in ASviS‘s newsletter.

According to a 2012 study by the World Health Organization (WHO), environmental factors are directly or indirectly responsible for almost 13 million deaths worldwide, or about twenty-three percent of all deaths. 1,199 more words

Sustainable Development