Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Environmental health is the branch of public health that: focuses on the relationships between people and their environment; promotes human health and well-being; and fosters healthy and safe communities. Environmental health is a key part of any comprehensive public Read more…

Environmental Health

More than 12 million people around the world die every year because they live or work in unhealthy environments. Healthy People 2030 focus on reducing people’s exposure to harmful pollutants in air, water, Read more... 

Is Nature Deficit Disorder Real?

The term “nature deficit disorder” was invented by Richard Louv, an American journalist. In his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods, he lamented the trend toward children spending less unstructured time outdoors, and presented his view that the result of this “deficit” is a wide range of mental and physical Read more…

Organic Farming Practices

What is organic farming / organic farming concept and development? Organic farming system in India is not new and is being followed from ancient time. It is a method of farming system which primarily aimed at cultivating the land and raising crops in such a way, as to keep the soil alive and in good health by use of organic wastes (crop, animal and farm wastes, aquatic wastes) and other biological materials along with beneficial microbes (bio fertilizers) to release nutrients to crops for increased sustainable production in an eco friendly pollution free environment. Read more…

Definitions of Environmental Health

Environmental health is the science and practice of preventing human injury and illness and promoting well-being by 

  • identifying and evaluating environmental sources and hazardous agents and Read more…

Is Your Environment Making You Lonely?

From streets to senior living centers, the spaces where we live impact our sense of belonging, trust in others, health, and happiness. The hopeful news is that it is possible to create places that connect us. Read more…

Transitioning to Organic Production

What is Organic Farming? The USDA defines organic agriculture as “a production system that is managed to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.” Read more…

Organic livestock farming

According to a recent report by organic giants FiBL and IFOAM-Organic Internationals, 186 countries of the world today are involved in organic activities. In fact, organic farmland now covers an area of more than 71.5 million hectares. This increase definitely suggests that the farmers are no longer unaware of the benefits offered by organic farming. They are also well aware that the restrictions present in this kind of farming such as prohibition on the use of any synthetic compound, will eventually help them cut off extra expenses as well as curb pollution levels in the environment. Read more..

Environmental health WHO

Healthier environments could prevent almost one quarter of the global burden of disease. The COVID-19 pandemic is a further reminder of the delicate relationship between people and our planet. Clean air, stable climate, adequate water, sanitation and hygiene, safe use of chemicals, Read more…

Is Forest Therapy For Real

Is Forest Therapy For Real? I’m wondering if the forest therapy that origina-ted in Japan is available in the U.S. Or is it something we’re just supposed to do on our own to reduce stress? In its simplest form forest therapy, Read more…

Preventing impacts of electronic waste on child health

Healthier environments could prevent almost one quarter of the global burden of disease. The COVID-19 pandemic is a further reminder of the delicate relationship between people and our planet. Clean air, stable climate, adequate water, sanitation and hygiene, safe use of chemicals, protection from radiation, Read more…

Organically Raised Animals

HOW ARE ANIMALS RAISED ORGANICALLY? Animal welfare is a top priority for organic farmers. By law, U.S. organic farmers are required to raise animals without the use of antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones. Plus, organic farmers must provide animals with 100% organic feed and safe, clean, cage-free living conditions. In addition, organic farmers must provide their animals with access to the outdoors and pasture so that they can roam freely. In fact, organic standards require that cows graze on rich, nutritious grass for a minimum of one third of their lives. Read more

The Best Organic Farms to Visit in India