This page displays a collection of environmental and sustainability (green) online videos about health and the environment. Video topics include exposure to toxics in homes, outdoors, and at work, air and water pollution, radioactive substances and waste, pesticides, and food contaminants.
Pollutants and toxic chemicals discharged to the environment can have a dramatic impact on our health. Exposure to toxics and air and water pollution can cause reproductive health problems, birth defects, lung disease, heart disease, cancer, asthma, spread of infectious diseases, and more. By implementing environmental health and safety programs, pollution prevention, and toxic containment and cleanup we minimize our exposure to dangerous substances. We can also make healthy transportation choices that are a win-win for us and the environment.
High Tech Trash. Presentation by Elizabeth Grossman, who speaks about her book, High Tech Trash. It reveals the environmental and public health harms are being felt as a result of mountains of old batteries, plastic computer casings, lead-infused monitors, discarded cellphones, TV remote controls, and other "e-waste" is piling up in landfills and leaching dangerous toxins. About 57 minutes. Play Video >>
Environment Health & Democracy with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. discusses the impact that changes in the environment can have on health at the Seventh Annual Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy at U.C. Berkeley. About 59 minutes. Play Video >>
Women's Health & The Environment Conference. Video montage providing an overview of the Women's Health & The Environment: New Science, New Solutions Conference. The free conference was sponsored by Teresa Heinz Kerry. About 5 minutes. Play Video >>
Health, Safety and Environmental Protections. OMB Watch Executive Director Gary Bass discusses how special interests endanger our public protections. OMB Watch is a nonprofit government watchdog organization located in Washington, DC. Their mission is to promote open government, accountability, and citizen participation. About 5 minutes. Play Video >>
The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China – Part 1. About the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China. In Linfen, kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog. About 14 minutes. Play Video Part 1 >> Part 2 >>
Chinese Citizens Are Paying The Price For Pollution. Dirty Little Secrets: China has been sacrificing its environment and its people to feed its ever-growing economic powerhouse. About 24 minutes. Play Video >>
Air Pollution. In 2012, seven million people died worldwide because of air pollution. It is one of the most serious threats to public health, according to the World Health Organization. About 2 minutes. Play Video >>
Air Pollution Causes More Than 6 Million Deaths Worldwide. Air pollution affects practically everyone on the planet and causes more than 6 million premature deaths every year, according to the World Health Organization. The health hazards of air pollution vary, often based on how long and to how much a person is exposed. Acute effects include pneumonia, while in the long term it can lead to emphysema, lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. Children, the elderly and those with already comprised immune systems are particularly susceptible. About 5 minutes. Play Video >>
State of the Air: Health Effects of Air Pollution. With some of the worst air quality in the nation, Southern California is making great strides to improve its pollution levels. Find out how air pollution affects the health of you and your loved ones, and why it's so important to join the fight for clean air. About 6 minutes. Play Video >>
Mold & Indoor Air Quality. Find out about toxic mold and its effects on indoor air quality. Learn a proactive approach to maintaining good indoor air quality, free of toxic mold. About 6 minutes. Play Video >>