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Two Lowell Center Webinars Explore Health Impacts of Wood Biomass for Heat and Power
State of the Science for Local Health Officials
The October 24 webinar was co-sponsored by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and Clean Air Council.
Health Impacts and What Clinicians Can Do
The November 13 webinar was co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter; the Children's Environmental Health Network; Clean Air Council; the Breathe Project; and other partners.
Leading Companies, Universities, and NGOs Support New Principles for Safer, Healthier Products
The Commons Principles for Alternatives Assessment provide a solutions-based framework to guide retailers and product manufacturers in reducing hazardous chemicals and continuously improving the safety of products.
Tthe Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute, Environmental Defense Fund, and Clean Production Action worked with the Lowell Center to produce the report.
More information and to sign the principles here.
Primary Prevention of Asthma: A Symposium on Current Evidence, Research Needs and Opportunities for Action
On April 23-24, 2013, researchers, clinicians, labor and community representatives, public health professionals, and government leaders met at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham, Massachusetts to advance understanding of and strategies for the primary prevention of asthma.
More information, including presentations, here.
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