Environmental Health Issues
Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses asthma and common asthma triggers that impact close to 25 million Americans with the condition
What do you think the 2016 US Presidential election results mean for environmental health over the coming four years? What might be the impact on research funding and priorities? Chemical regulation? Children’s health? Community health?
A recent study has suggested that family income and access to health insurance play a large role in a child’s physical and mental health. In fact, it has been found that children in families struggling to make ends meet are developing asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at faster rates than kids from families with greater means. This is likely because children in financially struggling families are more likely to be exposed to poorer indoor and outdoor air quality, and are less likely to eat well—which only increases asthma risks.
Within the past four decades, the presence of diabetes has more than quadrupled in the United States. In fact, it is predicted that by the year 2050, one-third of Americans will have contracted diabetes if no preventative actions are taken. Research has recently shown that poor air quality contributes to the development of obesity and diabetes in children—particularly Hispanic children. Due to childhood exposure to heightened levels of air pollution, Hispanic children are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Over the past few decades, the increase in population and advances made in farming technology has increased the demand for crops and livestock from the agricultural industry. This growth in agricultural production has resulted in an increase in contaminants polluting soil and waterways. The increase in contaminants has prompted efforts to reduce the amount of pollutants in waterways in order to improve overall water quality.
Air pollution may cause more than just lung disease: New research suggests that if tiny particles in the air from power plants and cars are inhaled, they might also invade the brain, increasing the risk for dementia.
October 26, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Chester Phillips, ASUA Sustainability Coordinator, UA Compost Cats Project Director
What do current environmental issues mean to you? Come to "What's Brewing in Enviornmental Health" to converse with environmental health researchers and scientists from The University of Arizona. Explore vital issues that affect human health and wellbeing. Visit information stations about current water issues and your health. Learn from experts and discover ways to make a difference.
September 7, 2016 - 6:09pm - 9:09pm
Kathleen Walker, PhD
Michael Riehle, PhD
What do current environmental issues mean to you? Come to "What's Brewing in Enviornmental Health"