22 Sep '12, 1pm

Dr. Richard Jackson, 2012 @HeinzAwards for Environment. Interview by @LOE @SteveCurwood

Dr. Richard Jackson, 2012 @HeinzAwards for Environment. Interview by @LOE @SteveCurwood

Air Date: Week of September 21, 2012 stream /download this segment as an MP3 file Prospect Park Bicycle Path in New York City. (New York City Department of Transportation.) Pediatrician Richard Jackson won this year’s Heinz Environment Prize. Dr. Jackson believes our built environment is one cause of rising rates of obesity and depression. He explains to host Steve Curwood about that better designed communities could improve public health. Transcript CURWOOD: Well, the dangers of toxins to children have been a major concern for Dr. Richard Jackson, the winner of this year's Heinz Environment Prize. A pediatrician, Dr. Jackson built a national reputation looking at the health effects of agricultural chemicals and pollution. He became director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and he's now a professor of environ...

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