Nuestro planeta, nuestra salud: informe de la Comisión de Salud y Medio Ambiente de la OMS

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Organización Panamericana de la Salud, 1992 - Medical - 282 pages
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This book records the findings of an independent group of experts commissioned by WHO to assess the complex interactions between health status & environmental change within the context of socioeconomic development. The experts were also asked to examine global trends in such areas as resource use, waste generation, & population growth, & to determine how these trends will influence both human & environmental health. The core of the report consists of separate chapters analysing the ways in which human needs & activities affect the environment, & thus alter environment-related risks to health, in the areas of food & agriculture, water, energy, industry, & human settlements & urbanization. Each chapter provides a detailed analysis of the current situation, projects future trends, & outlines actions to be taken by citizens, businesses, & governments. The final chapter discusses transboundary problems involving the transport of air pollutants, the movement of hazardous wastes, ozone depletion, climatic change, & ocean pollution. "...Coming generations, as well as this one, should surely thank the World Health Organization for OUR PLANET, OUR HEALTH...It deserves to become the vade mecum for all those, general public & experts alike, who are concerned with the future of the planet..."--The Lancet.

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Health environment and development
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Global challenges to health and the environment
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Food and agriculture
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