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16 Sep 2021
“Forever chemicals” in our air
We spend a lot of time indoors, so it’s quite worrying to discover that the quality of our air is affected by so-called “forever chemicals”. They have been shown to...
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09 Aug 2021
Viral load and body burden
What is viral load? The term viral load emerged into the public consciousness during the past year when health scientists and academics stepped forward to help us all to understand...
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09 Aug 2021
How does the immune system work?
During the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated not only how important our immune system is in fighting infection, but also the need to understand our own immune health...
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27 May 2020
Is there a link between air pollution levels and COVID-19?
We invited Professor Anna Hansell to share her thoughts on the important questions surrounding the relationship between air pollution levels and disease outcomes of the coronavirus, COVID-19. Anna is a Professor...
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21 May 2020
The Ideal Food Plan
We’re delighted to share with you a healthy eating food plan developed by doctors at the Breakspear Medical Centre. It’s aptly named The Ideal Food Plan.   If you look...
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13 May 2020
Can dioxins contribute to the toxic load of children?
A study published in March 2020 has been looking at the levels of chemicals with potentially toxic properties present in children’s toys and other consumer products, collectively known as dioxins....
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05 May 2020
Can we boost our immune system?
During this difficult time when many of us are thinking more about our health, one question seems to bubble up to the surface time and time again - how can...
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07 Apr 2020
How does our immune system work?
Every day our bodies have the difficult task of selecting what has to be rejected as foreign material to prevent illnesses, including viral illnesses such as COVID-19. This sorting process...
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30 Mar 2020
How can vitamins support a healthy respiratory tract?
During the coming weeks we will be sharing expert information about some of the things we can all do to look after our general health. To begin, we invited medical expert...
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06 Mar 2020
Air pollution reduces life expectancies
This week also brought a new study published in European Society of Cardiology which looked at long term effects of exposure to air pollution on cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The study...
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21 Feb 2020
Indoor Air Quality and Children’s Health – Part two
A study of Indoor Air Quality and Children’s Health In our last post we discussed a new study published in January 2020, The Inside Story. It was a systemic review...
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10 Feb 2020
Indoor Air Quality and Children’s Health
A new study published in January 2020, The Inside Story, was a collaboration between The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and The Royal College of Physicians.   The...
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27 Jan 2020
What Ella’s mum is doing to prevent further deaths from air pollution
Ella Kissi-Debrah died in 2013 age nine years old following a series of severe asthma attacks. Her death has been linked to air pollution levels near her home and school,...
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14 Jan 2020
Are you ready to switch your shampoo?
Welcome to January, the month where many of us will make New Year’s resolutions about our health and well-being. And where 'Dry January' and eating plant-based for the month -...
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20 Dec 2019
Endocrine disrupting chemicals in the health news
Endocrine disrupting chemicals and increased risk of breast cancer A new study in the US has found a strong link between use of hair dye and chemical straighteners and breast...
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20 Dec 2019
Endocrine disrupting chemicals in the health news
Endocrine disrupting chemicals and increased risk of breast cancer A new study in the US has found a strong link between use of hair dye and chemical straighteners and breast...
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11 Dec 2019
Air pollution in the scientific news
Proof that air pollution can age the brain New research published in the Journal of Neurology in November 2019 has found a connection between exposure to air pollution and increased...
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06 Nov 2019
Is plastic affecting our health?
It’s thought that we could be breathing in as many as 20,000 microplastic particles each year and ingesting up to 2000 pieces of microplastic every week. 40% of all plastic...
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10 Oct 2019
Can air pollution affect us whilst we’re at work?
We spend up to 90% of our time indoors so it makes sense that we might be exposed to airborne pollution at some point. Focus in the media is centred...
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10 Oct 2019
Can air pollution affect us whilst we’re at work?
We spend up to 90% of our time indoors so it makes sense that we might be exposed to airborne pollution at some point. Focus in the media is centred...
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10 Sep 2019
Bob Woods MBE, lastinghealth Sponsor
Bob’s journey began when he went looking for answers to positively address his own health issues, including chronic asthma. Drawing on expertise from environmental health.   Drawing on expertise from...
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