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Environmental Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Preparing for the Development Agenda beyond 2015

Environmental health research—from studying the effects of inefficient household cookstoves to conditions created by climate change—can play an important role in setting the global policy agenda around sustainable development, according to leading environmental health experts.

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GEH Chat

Environmental Health and Sustainable Development with Sir Andrew Haines

As the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approach their 2015 deadline, leaders are considering ways to build upon and expand the successes of the MDGs after 2015. In this podcast, Sir Andrew Haines discusses how the new set of strategies, goals, and indicators can simultaneously improve health and increase sustainability.

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Science Spotlight

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Can Improve Air Quality and Save Lives

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Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change could prevent millions of premature deaths due to air pollution over the next century, according a new study.

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Other Research

  • Air Pollution, Inflammation, and Preterm Birth in Mexico City: Study Design and Methods
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  • A Rapid Questionnaire Assessment of Environmental Exposures to Pregnant Women in the INTERGROWTH-21st Project
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  • Effects of Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Ash on Innate Immune System Responses and Bacterial Growth in Vitro
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  • Environmental Predictors of Seasonal Influenza Epidemics across Temperate and Tropical Climates
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  • Health and Household Air Pollution from Solid Fuel Use: The Need for Improved Exposure Assessment
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Training & Capacity Building

Focus on Fellows: Rajendrakumar Gosavi: World-Renowned Training Brings Fellow to NIEHS

Rajendrakumar Gosavi

An interest in structural biology and an opportunity to work at an institute known for its career development opportunities brought Rajendrakumar Gosavi, Ph.D., to the NIEHS in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

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GEH Extras

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MDG 7 “Ensure Environmental Sustainability” included targets for drinking water and sanitation.  More than 2 billion people gained access to safe drinking water since 1990, but more than 2.5 billion do not yet have access to sanitation.

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