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Dr. Paul Auerbach is the world's leading outdoor health expert. His blog offers tips on outdoor safety and advice on how to handle wilderness emergencies.

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The Environment and Your Health Podcast

Monte Ladner, MD has a very interesting website, Fitness Rocks, via which he presents podcasts on topics of medical interest. I had the good fortune to be interviewed recently on the topic "The Environment and Your Health: an Interview with Paul Auerbach, M.D."

Here's the description:

Listen to Fitness Rocks Podcast 146

Environmental issues like global warming, air pollution, water pollution, deforestation, and others have direct implications for your health and well-being. Dr. Paul Auerbach of Stanford University Medical School addressed some of these issues in an editorial for the Journal of the American Medical Association. I asked Dr. Auerbach to share some of his thoughts with us in this episode of Fitness Rocks.

At the end of the podcast I present a wonderful piece of piano music composed and played by listener David Ianni from Luxembourg. The piece is entitled “Morning.”

This podcast is one of a series of interviews I’ve done in the past few weeks about the issue of human evolution and health. We evolved to thrive in a starkly different environment from the one we have created and this has had a measurable effect on our health and our planet.

You may think our biggest problem is the economy, or health care reform, or some other hot political issue, but if we can’t breathe the air or drink the water – what else matters after that?
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Dr. Paul S. Auerbach is the world’s leading authority on wilderness medicine.