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Thursday 21st June 2018

Welcoming refugees in the UK

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For World Refugee Week 2018 Professor Jenni Philimore explains how the Institute for Research into Superdiversity has developed a toolkit and a range of resources to inform and assist local authorities and practitioners on how to welcome refugees.
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Thursday 21st June 2018
Thursday 14th June 2018

Childhood obesity: time for more comprehensive regulation of the food industry

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In this week's Birmingham Brief Senior Clinical Lecturer Dr Miranda Pallan discusses childhood obesity in the UK food industry and explores ways in which this problem can be tackled.
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Thursday 14th June 2018
Friday 8th June 2018

Nano-childhoods - assessing the exposure of children to tiny man-made materials, including plastics, from infancy to adulthood

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Experts from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences discuss nano-childhoods and the potential impact of microplastics on children.
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Friday 8th June 2018

Breathing new life into old materials – using waste plastic to create high-value products

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Professor Andrew Dove takes a look at the issue of recycling and how we might upcycle waste plastic to create high-value products.
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Friday 8th June 2018
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