Every month a newsletter is sent out to our mailing list which is full of information around our environment and health.
Join our mailing list via the link - https://www.ide.ie/newsletter1/
May 2019 - Ocean
IDE team up with Seas, Ocean & Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) EU 2020 Project to examine the benefits and threats ocean human health has on human health, and vice versa. The ocean is home to many of the diverse species (which give us many of the medications for Western medicine) on our planet. With 97% of all water coming from the ocean it is vital we protect it.
https://www.teamupwithsophie.eu has a wealth of information, including a survey for you and your friends to take the next time you visit the beach, or partake in water activities. Data is power - we would appreciate you spreading the word as this survey & its results (good & bad) will have implications on EU regulations. Thank you!
Photos to be uploaded soon..
April 2019 - Biodiversity
As the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have highlighted how human well-being is affected by the state of the global environment and the sustainability of ecosystems, the huge range of benefits which biodiversity provides to our health and well-being is largely underappreciated and unrecognised within the health community, and fails to inform critical decisions on global and regional health strategies. (1)
Human health ultimately depends on ecosystem products and services - and biodiversity loss can have a significant direct effect on human health if ecosystem services can no longer reach human needs.
March 2019 - Sustainable Consumerism
Fast fashion and overconsumption puts the fashion industry as the second most polluting industry in the world, which contributes more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined, consumes lake-sized volumes of fresh water and creates chemical and plastic pollution.(1)
February 2019 - air pollution
WHO (World Health Organisation) has named air pollution as one of the top ten global health threats in 2019 (1), as it is estimated 91% of the world's population live in areas where air quality exceeds the recommended levels (2)
For the month of February, we have included information on air pollution.
Check out our resources page - https://www.ide.ie/air-pollution
for further information.
Janurary 2019 - Healthcare sustainability
In 2019, we aim to deliver up to date information on a topic relating to environment and your health.
Regardless of whether you are a patient, user of healthcare services, a healthcare professional or member of the public, we all share the same Earth & planet.
For January, we concentrated on Healthcare Sustainability.
Check out our resources page- https://www.ide.ie/resources-2/ for further information.
December 2018 - Welcome
Our first newsletter.
Welcome to Irish Doctors for Environment!