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The Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health

Promoting technology and information exchange on environment and health issues in the Pacific Basin.

Welcome to the Pacific Basin Consortium Website

Overview

The Pacific Basin region is facing unprecedented threats to human health and the environment from an array of human activities, including manufacturing, energy production, fossil fuel consumption, unsustainable resource use and agriculture.  These activities are associated with the growing problems of hazardous wastes, air and water pollution, occupational exposures, and climate change, among many others, and have far reaching effects on human health and the ecosystems upon which all life depends.

The Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health (PBC) provides a forum for individuals and organizations with diverse professional expertise and geographic backgrounds to come together and discuss the most pressing environment and health issues of our time, engage in cooperative research, and develop and disseminate innovative strategies for addressing these issues and creating sustainable, affordable alternatives.

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PBC News

UNEP Conference of the Parties

September 28, 2017

Addressing the first UNEP conference of the Parties (COP 1), in Geneva,  Dr. Mahmood A.Khwaja senior adviser, Chemicals and Sustainable Industrial development, emphasized expedited support to developing countries, through capacity building, technical assistance & technology transfer, for sound chemicals management/safe guarding public health.

Over 1500 delegates from 152 countries (including 2 Presidents and several Minister/Vice Ministers of Environment) participated in COP 1

Policy Briefs for Sustainable Development in Pakistan

Includes 15 policy briefs on mercury/chemical and Sustainable Industry Development, as well as climate change, economy, trade and governance.

Available for download from the Sustainable Policy Development Institute  http://www.sdpi.org/publications/publication_details-845-60.html 

3 Summer Courses in Occupational and Environmental Health

Three international courses on Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Health are planned for northern hemisphere summer 2017:

  1. “Global Occupational and Environmental Determinants of Diseases: a multidisciplinary approach for prevention”, July 10-14, at the University of Brescia, Italy;
  2. The Advanced International Training Course in Occupational and Environmental Health”, July 17-21, at the Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok, Thailand;
  3. Teaching interventions crossing borders , August 21st-September 1st, at the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany.

Download the flyer

A SHARED Future Report

T’Sou-ke Nation March 20-22, 2017

The inaugural team meeting for ‘A SHARED Future’ (Achieving Strength, Health, and Autonomy through Renewable Energy Development for the Future) took place across three days, hosted by T’Sou-ke Nation. It was the first meeting for this new program of research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Read the report

Asthma Primer featured at Nature.com

Asthma: authored by ST Holgate, S Wenzel, DS Postma, ST Weiss, H Renz and PD Sly in 2015, Asthma Primer was featured at Nature.com during January 2017.

 

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Dr MA Khwaja’s book

Pakistan Environmental Challenges and Measures for Pollution Control”

Annals of Global Health

Reviews on Environmental Health special edition

This edition contains output from the 2015 Conference

Reviews on Environmental Health Volume 31, Issue 1

ABC Catalyst: Our Chemical Lives

Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates the safety of chemicals found in everyday products and compares the level of chemicals in her own body with clean living convert and media personality Sarah Wilson.

VIDEO  Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain

The primary purpose of this seven minute video, presented by Dr Bruce Lanphear, is to help people understand the population impact of exposures to environmental toxins. After studying the impact of toxins on children for many years researchers have reached the conclusion that “little things matter”. The presentation is very graphical and easy to follow and ends with a list of suggestions to help avoid exposure to toxins.

 

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