Reducing Environmental Risks for Kids in Schools
Reducing Environmental Risks for Kids in Schools. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, August 28, 2014. The environmental conditions in aging or deteriorating school facilities can harm kids' health and compromise their ability to learn. This is partly because children may be exposed to a variety of environmental hazards -- such as lead, asbestos, molds, radon and volatile organic compounds -- as well as toxic chemicals and pesticides at school.
Clean air halves health costs in Chinese city
Clean air halves health costs in Chinese city. Phys.org, September 2, 2014. The study is the first to document the health and economic benefits of policies to reduce the burden of air pollution in a highly polluted area of China, and provides a model to measure how policies to improve air quality can protect human health. Results appear online in the journal Environment International.
Risks and Benefits of Green Spaces for Children
Risks and Benefits of Green Spaces for Children: A Cross-Sectional Study of Associations with Sedentary Behavior, Obesity, Asthma, and Allergy. Environmental Health Perspectives, August, 2014. This study simultaneously evaluated health benefits and risks associated with different types of greenness in children, in terms of sedentary behavior (represented by excessive screen time), obesity, current asthma, and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis.
Temperature-related mortality in 17 large Chinese cities
Temperature-related mortality in 17 large Chinese cities: How heat and cold affect mortality in China. Environmental Research, Volume 134, October, 2014. This largest epidemiological study of temperature to date in China suggested that both cold and hot temperatures were associated with increased mortality. Their findings may have important implications for the public health policies in China.
Air Quality Index Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adolsecents?
Is Air Quality Index Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adolescents? The CASPIAN-111 Study. Environmental Research, Volume 134, October, 2014. The associations of low air quality with some cardiometabolic factors in the current survey, although not strong, might be considered as an evidence of the adverse cardiometabolic consequences of exposure to air pollutants in the pediatric age group, and predisposing them to earlier development of non-communicable diseases.
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