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Wilma Zijlema

The EU Green Week: How Can We Inspire Cities to Be More Sustainable and Green?

Environmental Health

The EU Green Week: ISGlobal was invited to present about the health benefits of natural environments in the Barcelona How can we inspire cities to be more sustainable and green? The EU Green Week aimed to provide an answer to that question. The week’s theme was ‘ Green...

Lea Maitre

ISGlobal Researchers Travel to the Smallest Capital in the World: a Story About Mercury

Environmental Health

The 6th prenatal programming toxicology conference PPTOX VI , an event gathering toxicologists, public health doctors and environmental scientists, took place in May 27-30 2018 in Torshavn in the Faroe Islands. This singular place, located in the North Atlantic between Shetland...

Carolyn Daher

The Age of Us: Will it Be Our Last?

Environmental Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in The Huffington Post on the occasion of the World Environment Day] The Anthropocene Age began about 70 years ago, and is defined by the profound impact of human beings on the natural environment There is a general scientific...

Adelaida Sarukhan

Your Voice is Important! Developing an App to Engage Citizen Participation in Case of a Radiation Accident

Environmental Health

[This article has been written by the ISGlobal members: Adelaida Sarukhan , scientific writer,  Liudmila Liutsko , postdoctoral fellow, and   Elisabeth Cardis , Head of the Radiation Programme] Would you be interested in using a mobile app that allows you to...

Marta Solano

5 Ways in Which the City Harms our Health and 5 Solutions to Stop it From Doing So

Communications,Environmental Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in El País- Seres Urbanos on the occasion of the World Health Day – April 7] The science is clear: urban life is harmful to our health. How can we translate this public health emergency to the citizenship and to political decision...

Ariadna Curto

Rural India: A Challenging Setting for Air Pollution Epidemiology Studies

Environmental Health

Almost half of the world's population [...] still depends on inefficient fuels Most people living in urban areas in high income countries associate air pollution with road traffic or possibly industry. However, lack of access to clean household energy is also an important contributor to air...

Carmen De Keijzer

Happy International Day of Forests! Scientific Evidence Shows that Nature Benefits our Health

Environmental Health

Exposure to nature has been found to lower levels of stress, improve mood and self-esteem, benefit mental health and cognitive function, and improve cardiovascular health Happy International Day of Forests! While the International Day of Forests may not be on your list of favourite holidays...

Alba Cabré

Losing Sleep Over the New Technologies

Environmental Health

[Post published on the occasion of World Sleep Day  2018, celebrated on March 16th.] Between 20 and 40% of adolescents suffer from poor sleep quality Sleep is an important part of our daily routine. We spend a third of our time sleeping. But, why is it so important? Good quality...

Gabriela Prado

Do Lifestyle Factors Influence the Onset of ADHD in Children?

Environmental Health

With a worldwide prevalence of 5%, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behaviour disorder in childhood With a worldwide prevalence of 5%, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behaviour disorder in childhood. ADHD is...

Mònica López

This Is How We Are Creating the First European Child Cohort Network

Environmental Health

The Dutch city of Rotterdam hosted the second meeting of LifeCycle, a European project in which ISGlobal is a partner Last October, the Dutch city of Rotterdam hosted the second meeting of LifeCycle , a European project in which ISGlobal is a partner. The objective of the LifeCycle...

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