CIEH promotes environmental health through high-profile media appearances

January 2016 has kicked off with a bang for the CIEH, with several high-profile media appearances on TV and radio.  

Last October, Ian Gray, Principal Policy Officer with the portfolio for public health, took part in some filming with the team behind BBC Inside Out London.

Ian Gray on BBC

The CIEH was approached as the production team were looking into the health and legal implications of young people getting tattoos from non-registered practitioners.

Ian’s TV appearance aired on Monday 18 January and this was proceeded with an interview on Vanessa Feltz’s breakfast show on BBC Radio London, as well as a quote within an article that appeared on the BBC news website.

On both occasions, Ian spoke passionately about the serious health implications of unhygienic and unsafe tattoo practices and how important it is for members of the public to visit registered tattoo artists.  

Click here to view BBC Inside Out London and the tattoo story will be the first one up.

And things didn’t stop there as Jenny Morris also appeared on BBC Radio Manchester, also on Monday 18 January.

The CIEH was invited to talk on the Drive Time show following a story in the Manchester Evening News, which reported that Bury Council officers discovered a cockroach infestation at a restaurant in December after an inspection.

Jenny, also Head of the food safety institution TiFSiP, spoke about the inspection process, how the cockroach-infested restaurant possibly came to be like that and what the public should do if they have any concerns or see something amiss the next time they are out to eat.

Click here to listen to Jenny’s interview and scroll to 1h 23m.

Part of the CIEH’s mission is to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and media interviews are an important channel for the CIEH to share its messages with the wider public.

For media enquiries, please contact the PR Manager, Steven Fifer.

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