Human Health and Wellbeing

We make considerable efforts to protect ourselves from a variety of hazards. We understand that environmental conditions such as air quality and hazardous waste can have long-term and persistent impacts to our wellbeing. The 21st century opened new areas of focus on human health and wellbeing as many scientists, engineers and researchers explore the effects of our surroundings – what we eat, breathe, touch and drink – and how they may affect our bodies. Considering the variety of issues related to human health and wellbeing, education must meet the challenge of reaching a wide range of audiences from policymakers, professionals, educators, and youth.

Why

Human Health and Wellbeing?

Technological innovations, combined with increasing globalization and environmental awareness, are changing how people live and work. In many ways, this progress enriches our lives. At UL Education and Outreach, we contribute to the protection of human health and wellbeing through our scientific research, data development, and education and outreach, while maintaining our focus on both immediate and long-term threats to human health and safety. As such, our programs, including Safety Smart, Xplorlabs, and the UL Innovative Education Award, take a wide view of safety. This ensures that educational materials focus on threats that can harm people in the short term, such as unintentional injuries, to those that have long-term and persistent impacts, such as indoor air quality, pollution, and environmental hazards.

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