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Oceans Linked to Human Health: Promises and Threats

Oceans Linked to Human Health: Promises and Threats Oceans Linked to Human Health: Promises and Threats Jane Hart, MD The ways in which the world’s oceans affect our lives are health of the ocean and the health of humans have always been vast. For example, millions of people are employed in ocean- and will continue to be, inextricably linked. Our actions toward related work, ocean-centered tourism is significant throughout the oceans will significantly influence the future of the whole the world, and the food supply we receive from the oceans planet and, in turn, our own health.” These significant state- feeds billions. The list goes on and on. But in addition to ments must be taken seriously by clinicians and by the gen- feeding ourselves and our economy, oceans contribute directly eral public when thinking about health and the activities we to our health in both positive and negative ways. In fact, engage in. researchers learn much from the ocean that lends knowledge to Another review from The National Academies—Advisors human health, including the discovery of new medicines and to the Nation on Science, Engineering and Medicine, com- many other novel findings. On the flip side, human activities mented: “Societies rely heavily on the ocean for many http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Alternative and Complementary Therapies Mary Ann Liebert

Oceans Linked to Human Health: Promises and Threats

Alternative and Complementary Therapies , Volume 27 (5): 3 – Oct 1, 2021

Oceans Linked to Human Health: Promises and Threats

Alternative and Complementary Therapies , Volume 27 (5): 3 – Oct 1, 2021

Abstract

Oceans Linked to Human Health: Promises and Threats Jane Hart, MD The ways in which the world’s oceans affect our lives are health of the ocean and the health of humans have always been vast. For example, millions of people are employed in ocean- and will continue to be, inextricably linked. Our actions toward related work, ocean-centered tourism is significant throughout the oceans will significantly influence the future of the whole the world, and the food supply we receive from the oceans planet and, in turn, our own health.” These significant state- feeds billions. The list goes on and on. But in addition to ments must be taken seriously by clinicians and by the gen- feeding ourselves and our economy, oceans contribute directly eral public when thinking about health and the activities we to our health in both positive and negative ways. In fact, engage in. researchers learn much from the ocean that lends knowledge to Another review from The National Academies—Advisors human health, including the discovery of new medicines and to the Nation on Science, Engineering and Medicine, com- many other novel findings. On the flip side, human activities mented: “Societies rely heavily on the ocean for many

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Mary Ann Liebert
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Copyright 2021, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
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1076-2809
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1557-9085
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10.1089/act.2021.29345.jha
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Abstract

Oceans Linked to Human Health: Promises and Threats Jane Hart, MD The ways in which the world’s oceans affect our lives are health of the ocean and the health of humans have always been vast. For example, millions of people are employed in ocean- and will continue to be, inextricably linked. Our actions toward related work, ocean-centered tourism is significant throughout the oceans will significantly influence the future of the whole the world, and the food supply we receive from the oceans planet and, in turn, our own health.” These significant state- feeds billions. The list goes on and on. But in addition to ments must be taken seriously by clinicians and by the gen- feeding ourselves and our economy, oceans contribute directly eral public when thinking about health and the activities we to our health in both positive and negative ways. In fact, engage in. researchers learn much from the ocean that lends knowledge to Another review from The National Academies—Advisors human health, including the discovery of new medicines and to the Nation on Science, Engineering and Medicine, com- many other novel findings. On the flip side, human activities mented: “Societies rely heavily on the ocean for many

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Alternative and Complementary TherapiesMary Ann Liebert

Published: Oct 1, 2021

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