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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...

Mireia Gascon

Take Part in The Survey of The BlueHealth Project

Environmental Health

The BlueHealth project requires citizens to participate in the various studies and surveys that we are carrying out The BlueHealth project is a European project that aims to generate new evidence about the influence of blue spaces (outdoor spaces that contain water, such...

Charles Macgregor

Global Impact of Rare Cancer Causing Toxin

Environmental Health

Even though the adverse health effects of asbestos are well known it is still used globally Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos . Even though the adverse health effects of asbestos are well known it is still used globally. Asbestos is still being...

Maria Foraster

Noise Makes Us ill and Is a Public Health Problem

Environmental Health

[This post has been published in Spanish El País-Materia] Noise is one of the most important environmental stressors and represents a public health concern . Despite emerging evidence from experimental and epidemiological studies, the effects of noise on health have captured little...

Carolyn Daher

Are we Designing Cities that Belong to People or to Cars?

Environmental Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro - El País, on the occasion of the Car-Free Day] Most of us take moving around for granted . We readily assume that governments will plan and build so that we can get to work, take our kids to school, and have access to...

Rachel Lowe

Can Climate Forecasts Also Predict Disease Outbreaks?

Environmental Health

In a recent study, we used climate forecasts to predict the risk of a dengue epidemic Decision-makers in resource strained settings face the daunting task of budgeting for unforeseen emergencies at the start of each fiscal year. Advance warning of when disasters might strike , from...

Èrica Martínez

How Heatwaves Affect Our Health

Environmental Health

A heatwave is a period of at least three consecutive days during which the temperatures forecast are higher than the maximum temperatures recorded for the season Recently, the weather has become a very common topic of conversation. And the reason is that this year we have had the...

Natalie Mueller

The Health Benefits of Cycling

Environmental Health

Large amounts of public space in cities are assigned to accommodating motor traffic While physical-intensive labour and mobility activities have decreased over the decades resulting in sedentarism and the obesity crisis , motor vehicle usage is still on the rise. Continuing expansions of...

Carolyn Daher

Kicking Our 20th Century Addiction and Reclaiming Our Cities

Environmental Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País] We have come to see cars not merely as a mode of transport but as a fundamental right. But at what cost? Let’s be honest with ourselves. We are addicted to our cars . Nearly a century of seductive...

Laia Font

What Do You Know About the Water You Drink? Reflections on World Water Day

Environmental Health

9% of the people in the world today do not have access to clean drinking water, a situation that leads to over 500,000 deaths from diarrhoea every year The World Health Organisation estimates that 9% of the people in the world today do not have access to clean drinking water , a...

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