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Article: Solving the e-waste challenge requires global action - Public Health News Spotlight

An international team of experts have highlighted the urgent need for global cooperation to reform the e-waste recycling industry and counteract the harm it poses to both human health and environment.

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Public Health Ph.D. student La Keisha Jeanmarie selected as a 2019 RISE Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Public Health News Spotlight

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded program providing educational and professional development opportunities for fellows interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and/or health disparities research.

The overarching goal of the Ferguson RISE Fellowship is to promote diversity among future public health research leaders.

Ms. Jeanmarie’s faculty mentor is Dr. Cynthia Lakon, Associate Professor and DECADE Mentor, Program in Public Health.

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Article: Circular economy and electronic waste - by Abhishek Kumar Awasthi, Jinhui Li, Lenny Koh and Oladele A. Ogunseitan - Public Health News Spotlight

Electronic waste is the fastest growing category of hazardous solid waste in the world. Addressing the problem will require international collaboration, economic incentives that protect labour, and management approaches that minimize adverse impacts on the environment and human health.

Editorial: The road to recovery

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