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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Occupational Health in Developing Countries
This free online course provides an introduction to occupational health – a part of public health that is neglected in many developing countries, where industrial activity is increasing, but the health and safety of workers is hardly discussed. The course will teach basic knowledge of occupational health and how to prevent the development of diseases and injuries, which are caused by working conditions in developing countries.
Toolkit for Establishing Laws to Control the Use of Lead in Paint
As part of an ongoing international effort to eliminate lead in paint, the United Nations Environment Programme and the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint recently released the Toolkit on Establishing Laws to Control the Use of Lead in Paint. The toolkit modules describe the health and environmental concerns linked to lead in paint, data on the current paint market, and global case studies of successful efforts to eliminate lead in paint.
Health in 2015: From MDGs to SDGs
The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the global health trends since 2000 by identifying the key drivers of progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Looking forward to the next 15 years, it prioritizes actions that individual countries and the global community should undertake to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Getting Personal, Getting Real: Health in the Teaching of Climate & Earth Science Dr. John Balbus, HHS Principal to the US Global Change Research Program and chair of the American Meteorological Society’s Board on Environmental Health was the presenter for the NOAA Climate Steward Education Project (CSEP) webinar held in February. CSEP provides support for educators to execute climate stewardship projects with their audiences to increase understanding of climate science and practical actions to reduce the impact of climate change. Health educators can take advantage of CSEP in several ways, the simplest of which would be to introduce students to information on climate science via online tools and videos such as this one.
Sustainable Development Goals: Hopes and Challenges
NIEHS, in partnership with The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), India, and TARU Leading Edge, hosted its first webinar as part of its Understanding Climate And Health Associations in India (UCHAI) initiative. The webinar was held on Dec 8 and featured expert speakers from the United Kingdom and India.
The NIEHS identifies Global Environmental Health (GEH) as a part of its strategic themes, recognizing that because environmental health problems cross national boundaries, conducting studies around the world benefits not just those in areas being studied, but all people who suffer from the same or related environmental health problems.