Interesting article that considers deterioration of ageing pipes, the position of World Health Organisation and research in the UK and across the world. Hundreds of thousands of miles of pipes made from asbestos cement deliver drinking water to people around the world, but are reaching the end of their lifespan and starting to degrade. Scientists […]

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The National Engineering Policy Centre has initiated a new project considering engineering interventions to mitigate the public health risks posed by wastewater pollution of rivers, in-land and coastal waters across the UK. Recreational users of natural bodies of water – including rivers, in-land and coastal waters – are potentially at risk from pollution caused by […]

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Children with more green space near their homes have significantly stronger bones, a study has found, potentially leading to lifelong health benefits. Scientists found that the children living in places with 20-25% more natural areas had increased bone strength that was equivalent to half a year’s natural growth. The study, the first of its kind, […]

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A new study published in British Medical Journal suggests floods are linked to increased deaths from heart and lung disease. It argues that governments must protect people for weeks after a flooding event, citing reduced access to health services and increased exposure to pathogens. Researchers looked at flood events in multiple countries and found mortality […]

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Targeted green prescribing could save over £635 million per year Wildlife Trusts programmes help tackle anxiety, depression and social isolation “Nature is an essential part of health and social care” –The Wildlife Trust Nature-based health and wellbeing programmes could save hundreds of millions of pounds each year and reduce society’s reliance on the NHS, according […]

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Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2021: health in coastal communities Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty’s second annual report presents an analysis of the health and wellbeing of England’s coastal communities. Given the known high rates of preventable illness in these areas, the lack of available data on the health of coastal communities has been […]

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Dr Pamela Buchan’s PhD thesis entitled “Investigating marine citizenship and its role in creating good marine environmental health” is an interdisciplinary and holistic investigation of marine citizenship has been published. The research used mixed methods to survey, interview and ethnographically observe marine citizens undertaking marine citizenship activities. The data was used to update the definition […]

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