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#63 ClimateZone11// Microplastics and health with Prof Barbro Melgert





Aware that microplastics are bad for the environment but want to better understand their effects on human health?

Your ears are in the right place.

We chat with the brilliant Professor Barbro Melgert from the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
Don't know her? She is an expert performing cutting-edge research on the effects of microplastics on humans and shares with us her fascinating, if not daunting, findings.

We cover:
What microplastics are.
How they form.
Where they are found (spoiler... EVERYWHERE).
Why what you wear matters.
Their effect on the environment.
What her research has shown and the consequences for human health.  
What you should do to reduce risk and plastic.

And... Ventilate ventilate ventiliate!

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With hosts Dr LJ Smith, Dr Jonathan Hudson & Dr Barnaby Hirons 



#61 ClimateZone10// How to save the oceans with Dr Richard Hixson





Worried that the ocean is dying, and your favourite dolphin may well become extinct?! Want to know what you can do to help?

Your ears are in the right place

Firstly LJ and Barney outline the good and bad of COP27.

Barney then interviews the inspiring Dr Richard Hixson, chair of Healthcare Ocean.

We cover:
Why the oceans are essential for the planet.
Why the oceans are at risk.
The biggest problem sources.
The role of healthcare.
The importance of NHS procurement, and what needs to change.
What YOU can do as a healthcare professional!

Interested in sunscreen which has been proven safe for the ocean reefs? Aethic is recommended by Richard (and as far as we know he has no investment in them).

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With hosts Dr LJ Smith & Dr Barnaby Hirons 

#59 ClimateZone9// Pharmacy and Climate Change with Tracy Lyons and Minna Eii




Want to understand the planetary impact of the medications you prescribe, whilst enjoying your high tea?

Your ears are in the right place.

ClimateZone host Dr LJ Smith discusses the role of pharmacy with the awesome Tracy Lyons and Minna Eii, co-founders of the excellent organisation Pharmacy Declares.

In the interview, we discuss:
Carbon lifecycles of medications.
How Carbon is not the whole problem.
How climate change is affecting procurement and storage of vital meds.
What healthcare professionals NEED to do.
Ideas for QIPs!

After:
The JournalSpotters chat about their latest Climate Challenge - making a Climate Haiku!

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With hosts Dr LJ Smith, Dr Jonathan Hudson & Dr Barnaby Hirons 

#57 ClimateZone8// Medical Students fighting Climate Change




Want to get active fighting Climate Change, but need some inspiration on things to do, people to talk to and a large dose of Climate Joy?

Your ears are in the right place.

We talk to the incredible medical students:
MEHAJABEEN FARID,
MARINA POLITIS,
&
LIZZIE O'BRIEN.


They are fighting Climate Change. This wide-ranging discussion covers COP26, activism, medical education, Climate anxiety, Climate Joy, the pressure on the younger generation, and how YOU can get involved.

LJ and Barney also discuss tips on talking to work colleagues and the next climate challenge!

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With hosts Dr LJ Smith & Dr Barnaby Hirons 

#54 ClimateZone7// Climate Crisis and Paediatrics with Dr. Rosie Spooner



Feel even more anvious about the climate crisis after the termostat hit 40 degrees? Your ears are in the right place.

LJ interviews the inspiring Dr. Rosie Spooner

We cover:
How the climate crisis will affect children and their health
How to talk about the climate crisis with children
How to find hope while facing the climate crisis.

The CliamteZone team then discuss their latest challenge: try and cut out fast fashion!

Excellent links for you to browse, amuse and amaze:

The good on you website



With hosts Dr Katia Florman, Dr LJ Smith, Dr Jonathan Hudson & Dr Barnaby Hirons