Preventing Disease Through Healthy Environments - WHO Report


The main message emerging from this new comprehensive global assessment is that premature death and disease can be prevented through healthier environments – and to a significant degree. Analysing the latest data on the environment-disease nexus and the devastating impact of environmental hazards and risks on global health, backed up by expert opinion, this report covers more than 100 diseases and injuries.

Environmental risks to health are defined, in this study, as β€œall the physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person, and all related behaviours, but excluding those natural environments that cannot reasonably be modified.” To increase the policy relevance of this study, its focus is on that part of the environment which can reasonably be modified.

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