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Urban environmental health hazards and health equity

Kjellstrom, Tord; Dixon, Jane; Corvalan, Carlos; Rehfuess, Eva; Campbell-Lendrum, Diarmid; Gore, Fiona; Bartram, Jamie; Friel, Sharon


This paper outlines briefly how the living environment can affect health. It explains the links between social and environmental determinants of health in urban settings. Interventions to improve health equity through the environment include actions and policies that deal with proximal risk factors in deprived urban areas, such as safe drinking water supply, reduced air pollution from household cooking and heating as well as from vehicles and industry, reduced traffic injury hazards and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 84.1 (2007): 86-97
DOI: 10.1007/s11524-007-9171-9


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