Posts Tagged ‘World Health Organization (WHO)’

Age-Related Prejudice (AGEISM)

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are about 600 million seniors age 60 and over worldwide. By 2025 this number will double and by 2050 there will be two billion seniors all over the world. One of the major problems facing seniors is age-related prejudice (AGEISM) which the WHO defines as: “Ageism is…

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Air Pollution and Chronic Diseases

Outdoor and indoor air pollution has been linked to respiratory illnesses like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Indoor air pollution is especially to be found where people smoke in non-ventilated places and where people are exposed to toxic pollutants in the work place like asbestos. Fortunately, today smoking is prohibited in many public…

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Walkable London to Combat Air Pollution

Walking Action Plan In an effort to lower the rate of deaths due to air pollution and lack of physical exercise, the mayor of London in the UK, Sadiq Khan, has launched a massive Walking Action Plan to encourage London’s more than eight million residents to get out and walk more, cycle more and use…

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