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Are we throwing pesticides and precaution into the wind?

6 Nov

Are we throwing pesticides and precaution into the wind?

Almost a decade ago, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published its report titled, Late lessons from early warnings: the precautionary principle 1896-2000. The report is based on selected case studies from the last century detailing how inaction to early warnings resulted in late lessons learned some decades later.
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The girl effect

23 Sep

The girl effect

Can we solve some of the most difficult and pressing global problems such as poverty, education, AIDS and public health by investing directly in the future of 12 year old girls? There are more than 50 million girls living in poverty today and the evidence is on their side.


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How our built environment influences physical activity in children

19 Sep

How our built environment influences physical activity in children

Dr Richard Jackson, Chair of the School of Health at UCLA, has done extensive work in the impact of the environment on health, particularly relating to children. He is an advocate of the need to address deep-rooted structural issues with our built environment that are creating epidemics of chronic illnesses. According to Jackson, “we are now medicalising the problems people are experiencing with their environment. We are no longer creating wellbeing.” (more…)