Topic: environmental health

Nanoparticles in food

March 16, 2017 — In this week's podcast we explore the growing use of nanotechnology in food. We speak with one scientist who is at the forefront of research on how these microscopic particles may affect…

‘Healthy’ buildings can improve workers’ performance

Improving lighting, ventilation, and heat in office buildings can boost workers’ performance and productivity and can even help them sleep better at night—which is why developers, architects, and businesses are becoming increasingly interested in “healthy” buildings. In a March 10, 2017 article…

Tackling the health effects of climate change

Experts predict potentially dire health effects from climate change and say that negative effects are already occurring. But health systems and health professionals can play a key role in protecting the public, according to experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Climate change may reverse gains in child survival

Children are especially vulnerable to the consequences of climate change—including reductions in the nutritional quality of staple crops, increases in asthma and heart disease due to air pollution, and the expanded geographical range of insects that carry disease. In fact, the risks…

Climate change and health

In our podcast series on climate change and health we explore the wide-ranging effects of environmental changes in a number of areas, including infectious diseases, the global food supply, and mental health. Listen to all of the episodes below, and subscribe to…

Climate change and mental health

March 9, 2017 — In part four of our series on climate change and health we explore how environmental changes may have wide-ranging effects on mental health around the world. Listen to past episodes from our series on climate…

Climate change and food

March 2, 2017 — In part three of our series on climate change and health we examine how environmental changes will affect not only the food we can grow, but how they will make what we're already…

Firefighters’ workplace cancer risk explored

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are taking a new approach to studying cancer risk among firefighters. They have partnered with the Boston Fire Department to conduct a novel exposure assessment of cancer risk factors…

Climate change and health (Part 1)

February 16, 2017 — In our new podcast series, Harvard Chan: This Week in Health, we’ll bring you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You’ll also hear insight from Harvard Chan experts. In this…