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<p>This weekend on <em>Sound Medicine</em>, experts will explain ways the environment affects human health. The CEO of the Health Effects Institute will discuss how air pollution harms children’s respiratory health. In addition, the authors of the book Changing Planet, Changing Health will argue that global warming is causing illness in populations worldwide. <em>Sound Medicine</em> will air on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on <a href="" target="_blank">many other public radio stations</a>, May 21 and 22.</p>

Our Environment and Our Health, This Week on Sound Medicine


Air pollution harms children. Dan Greenbaum, president and CEO of the Health Effects Institute, chats with Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, M.D., about respiratory problems suffered by children living in air-polluted environments. Greenbaum is keynote speaker at this year’s Indiana Environmental Health Summit on Monday, June 6, on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.

Book: Changing Planet, Changing Health.  Authors Dan Ferber and Paul Epstein, M.D., M.P.H., will join Sound Medicine’s Kathy Miller, M.D., to discuss their book Changing Planet, Changing Health. The book examines climate change around world and reasons that seemingly subtle changes in temperature and rainfall can set off outbreaks of contagious diseases in the world’s poorest countries.

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM). Sound Medicine is underwritten by Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.


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The show also airs on these out-of state public radio stations:
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