Friday, November 28, 2014

The NHS climate change challenge

The Open University is a partner in a new research project to design and deliver hospital environments that respond to our changing climate. The NHS, which manages more than 14,000 sites, is facing a particular challenge. It needs to protect patients, carers and visitors from excess temperatures, but standard mechanical ventilation solutions or air conditioning [...]

Crime is in the Air

November 13, 2009 by Kath  
Filed under Crime, Expert Comment, health

A report by Professor of Criminology, Reece Walters, highlights the hidden harms of air pollution, which is estimated to cause 24,000 premature deaths each year. Air pollution is a health threat that is only now coming to prominence in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games. The situation is sufficiently serious that earlier this year [...]