Insights with Host Hugh Downs Launches New Series on Environmental Health

Environmental Health as part of the Insights series

Boca Raton, FL, July 29, 2009 --( Insights is producing a new program surrounding environmental health as part of their medical documentaries.

The environment affects our health. The average human life span has almost doubled over the past century or so mainly because we have clean, safe drinking water. The environment plays a huge part in the way we live – whether healthy or not.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences stated, “If parts of the environment, like air and water, or soil become polluted, it can lead to health problems. For example, asthma attacks can result from pollutants and other chemicals in the air and in the home. Some environmental risks are a part of the natural world, like radon in the soil. Others are the result of human activities, like lead poisoning from paint, or exposure to asbestos or mercury from mining or industrial use.” Being made aware of possible threats to our health is an all important factor in increasing our quality of life. These programs for the Insights series will be touching on many of the major factors that improve our long-term health.

The Insights’ Executive Producer stated, “I cannot think of a more important topic today surrounding health than the way the environment affects the way we live. Answers to serious questions are all important in the fight to keep our health optimal in our day of chemicals and pollution.” The senior producer for the series said, “Environmental health is getting traction today and our series will be aiding people to obtain answers to important questions about the environment and how it affects our health.” These important points, and other stories on epilepsy, will be highlighted in the Insights series.

About Insights Hugh Downs:

For more information visit or call (772) 647-0030. The Insights series is distributed to Public TV through a national distributor and highlights the best and most compelling educational stories. Each segment is hosted by America’s most well-known anchor, Mr. Hugh Downs.

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Mark Miller
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