Health groups call on the leaders of the Western Balkan countries to harmonize national air quality standards with the World Health Organization Global air quality guidelines. Health experts should be actively involved in these decision-making processes to ensure the timely integration of public health measures into environmental policies. Compliance with WHO recommendations brings multiple benefits – reduced incidence of chronic diseases and premature deaths, reduced overall health costs and, most importantly, better health and higher productivity of people.
If an asteroid was on a collision course with earth, would you choose binoculars or the Hubble space telescope to predict its impact? Of course, the latter.
Similarly, government agencies should be using the latest, most accurate and predictive scientific methods to identify potential health threats from exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Unfortunately, many continue to rely on outdated methods, when more accurate scientific tests are already available.
Modern science matters. That’s why the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) partnered with TEDX – The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Science Communication network and a team of science advisors to help you understand how modern science improves our understanding of EDCs.
Whether you’re an advocate talking to a policy maker, a professor teaching endocrine disruption, or a person concerned about your friends and family, our new infographics are designed to help you.
Modern Science Matters is our second in a series of three infographics. Low Doses Matter, the first in the series, depicts the connection between exposure to low concentrations of common EDCs and chronic health problems that plague the modern world.