Health Articles

  • Christopher Golden: Global Health and the Environment

    Christopher Golden’s fascination with lemurs first led him to Madagascar at the ripe old age of sixteen. Years later he’s still splitting time between the island nation and Boston where he serves as the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages, or HEAL Program, and conducts ...


    By Ensia

  • Abundant health from radioactive waste

    When beliefs are abandoned and evidence from only whole body exposures to mammals is considered, it becomes obvious that increased ionising radiation would provide abundant health. The best source for that increased exposure is radioactive waste. A radiation deficiency is seen in a variety of species, including rats and mice; the evidence for a radiation deficiency in humans is compelling. We ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Health & Safety challenges for the smaller organisation

    Complying with large company legislation on smaller resources Having worked for large and small companies managing Health & Safety, I’ve experienced the challenges that smaller organisations face due to their size and relative lack of resources. According to the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 06152, 7th December 2015, in 2015 there were ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Emerging Issues in Human and Ecological Health

    Filling in the gaps between continued population growth and environmental sustainability leads inexorably to questions about supplies of clean fresh water and our ability to manage our ecological resources so they can be enjoyed at their highest uses. This article presents an introduction to the technical aspects of two emerging areas that will be significant to environmental practices in Georgia ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Health and environmental impacts of energy systems

    The assessment of health and environmental impacts of energy production has undergone a major evolution in recent years, reflecting progress in the underlying scientific domains. This paper reviews these developments and draws conclusions. The paper begins with a discussion of the relation between purpose and scope of an assessment. The following sections describe the methodology, with particular ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Organisational resilience and health of business systems

    Resilience in organisations is requisite for success and survival and a lack of it can lead to catastrophic organisational failures or bankruptcies in today's turbulent and uncertain environment. The paper outlines an investigation to relate organisational resilience (ORes) to its business 'health' between 1989 and 2009, in terms of economic viability. The results are manifold viz. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Baystate Health alleviates their environmental ailments

    Client Name: Baystate Health Client Need/Driver: Baystate Health previously contracted with another consulting firm to quantify emissions from their four largest campuses in order to ensure compliance with the State of Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act. As a voluntary exercise, Baystate decided to implement a system to manage entity-wide GHG ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • The Economic Toll of Pollution’s Effects on Health

    Measuring and valuing the health impacts of pollution are very complex and available methods of economic analysis are often rudimentary. In recent years, considerable progress has been made, especially in respect to air pollution. This note summarizes the latest findings and outlines some basic approaches that can be applied in the economic analysis of Bank projects and sector studies. However, a ...


  • All About Health and Safety Software

    The many different health and safety laws and regulations can be understandably difficult to get to grips with it, but do the tools to help you implement them have to be? With the right health and safety software suited to you and your business, you can look forward to an educated and, most importantly, safe working environment. Health and safety ...


    By Safety Media Ltd.

  • Construction site health and safety failures

    As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Tracking disease clusters and environmental health

    On March 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled “Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health.” Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, ranking member of the Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health Subcommittee, introduced the Strengthening Protections for Children and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Managing uncertainty in health risk assessment

    The process of risk (safety) assessment used to determine negligible-risk levels of human exposure to toxicants is subject to a number of sources of uncertainty. In addition to the common uncertainties related to high-to-low-dose extrapolation, interspecies extrapolation and intraspecies extrapolation, there can be uncertainty associated with extrapolation to alternative routes and durations of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • HVAC’s role in health care reform

    It seems that change is coming to the health care system in one form or another. Helping them keep their expenses down will be more crucial than ever. There also is a great deal of awareness of infection control, another area where mechanical systems play key roles. According to Robert Scheir, Ph.D., president and chairman, Steril-Aire Inc., “It is well established that a properly ...


  • Health implications of mercury exposure in children

    Mercury is a ubiquitous environmental toxin that can produce a wide range of health effects in humans. It is found in three chemical forms: organic, inorganic and elemental (mercury). The sources of exposure are also markedly different for the different forms of mercury. Diet, especially fish and other seafood, is the main source of exposure of the general public to organic mercury. Dental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Health and wellbeing award for Renishaw collaboration

    Additive-manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment (ADEPT), a project that enables the widespread use of 3D printing to produce bespoke maxillofacial implants, has won the Health and Wellbeing category at The Engineer magazine's Collaborate to Innovate Awards held on September 7th, 2016. The collaborative project draws on the academic and industrial expertise of several UK partners, ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Health & Safety Legislation Post-Brexit

    There has been much talk about the impact of Brexit on UK Health, Safety & Environmental legislation. The think tank ‘Open Europe’ for instance calculated that two-thirds of OSH-related regulations introduced between 1997 and 2009 originated in the EU. As an HSE professional for a number of years I’ve had the opportunity to work with both UK-driven and EU-driven legislation ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Special report health case study

    co2balance special report on the health effects of indoor smoke pollution from unregulated indoor cook stoves. Pneumonia accounts for nearly one fifth of childhood deaths worldwide, with approximately 2 million children under five dying each year. The majority of deaths occur in Africa and South-East Asia. Source WHO/ UNICEF. Acute lower respiratory infections {pneumonia) fn young children are ...


    By co2balance UK Ltd

  • Purpose and value of safety and health audits

    Untitled Document Purpose and value of safety and health audits Introduction/Overview The word 'audit' puts many ...


  • Formaldehyde - Sources, Health effects and Safety

    Formaldehyde is a colourless gas with a characteristic pungent odour. It's widely used in many industries and causes severe health issues if used inappropriately. In order to ensure employees and the public are not exposed to dangerous levels of Formaldehyde in the air, it is advised to detect and monitor levels with a suitable detection instrument, especially in industries and buildings where ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Spreadsheets: Are They a Threat to Your Health & Safety?

    Traditionally the mechanism for collecting EHS issues and information has been the humble spreadsheet. However spreadsheets and similar tools lack many of the characteristics required to manage strategically important information. This white paper discusses, the operational impact and strategic risk associated with Health & Safety performance, whether such an approach is sustainable, and whether ...


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