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First Global Forum Formalizes Network to Reduce Heat Health Risks

The First Global Forum on Heat and Health, held in December 2018 in Hong Kong, brought together diverse heat health practitioners and served to formally launch the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN).

busy street in Hong Kong, China The streetscape of highly-urbanized Hong Kong, which served as the host city of the First Global Forum on Heat and Health (Photo courtesy of Hunter Jones).

Ozone Pollution Likely to Increase Disease Burden in India
Ozone pollution may have a more detrimental impact on India’s disease burden than previously estimated, according to a recent study.

figure compares the estimates of (a) premature mortality, (b) mortality rate per 100,000 population, and (c) years of life lost in 2015 from ambient ozone exposure in India The figure above compares the estimates of (a) premature mortality, (b) mortality rate per 100,000 population, and (c) years of life lost in 2015 from ambient ozone exposure in India. Estimates were generated using model‐simulated surface ozone, and risk estimates from both the earlier American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS‐II) study (Jerrett et al., 2009) and the updated CPS‐II study (Turner et al., 2016). The disease burden estimates using the updated CPS‐II risks are approximately 200% larger than the estimates using the earlier CPS‐II risks.

Training and Capacity Building in Global Environmental Health at NIEHS: Past, Present, and Future
With the new NIEHS strategic plan emphasizing Training and Capacity Building in Global Health, the Global Environmental Health program seeks to continue to find innovative ways to build GEH capacity around the world.

A Climate Antidote: Building Climate Resilience in Public Health
As part of the NIEHS-supported UCHAI initiative, a new video has been released that highlights efforts in India to build climate resilience in public health.

NIEHS WHOCC Releases New Resources for Climate Change and Health
NIEHS has released new climate change and human health educational materials for international and US-based health graduate and professional health students as well as for international high school students.

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