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Socioeconomic, demographic, spatial and ethnic inequalities in environmental exposure in the municipalities of Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje and Obiliq/Obilić. An exploration of social and environmental vulnerability based on field survey data.
( 2015 )
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This report gives a first assessment of the scale of environmental inequalities in Obiliq/Obilić and Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje, and the role of socioeconomic, demographic, spatial and ethnic determinants in creating these inequalities. The analysis is based on a field survey and focuses on environmental vulnerabilities in relation to housing, water/hygiene/sanitation, environmental conditions and affordability constraints. The findings show that there are marked inequalities in environmental disadvantage. The greatest inequalities are associated with socioeconomic and ethnic determinants, but spatial and demographic determinants also play a role. Most frequently, Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) ethnicity, as well as low income and poor education, are identified as the strongest determinants of increased environmental disadvantage. Yet a range of environmental disadvantages is identified that affect large population groups as well. The report helps to identify potential target groups for social and environmental action and presents a range of examples of the variability of environmental inequalities and vulnerabilities. It shows how environmental equality and vulnerability can be assessed in methodological terms, and emphasizes the need for detailed analysis of inequalities and the most vulnerable population groups before action targeted at specific groups is determined.

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Identification of risks of endocrinedisrupting chemicals: overview of existing practices and steps ahead. Report of a meeting in Bonn, Germany 7-8 July 2014
( 2015 )
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The meeting was organized by the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, in cooperation with WHO headquarters. The main objective was to discuss methodologies for assessing the risk of endocrinedisrupting chemicals (EDCs) to human health and, in particular, experiences in assessing exposure to EDCs, health surveillance, and the design and performance of epidemiological studies, as well as of building the capacity necessary to address problems related to EDCs at the national and international levels. Next steps were agreed to facilitate activities aimed at identifying risks to human health from EDCs and supporting countries in implementing the relevant commitments made at the Third Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM), Nairobi, Kenya, 17-21 September 2012 and the Fifth European Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Parma, Italy, 10-12 March 2010.

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WHO/EURO water collaborating centres : report on a WHO meeting, Kiev, Ukraine 19, 20 and 23 March 1997
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1997 )
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WHO receives substantial support in its activities concerning water in Europe from a small group of collaborating centres. A meeting of such centres working with the Regional Office was held to review strategic issues and to initiate discussions on preparations for the Third European Conference on Environment and Health, to be held in London in 1999. The meeting made a series of recommendations on optimizing the relationship between WHO and the collaborating centres, and on water-related preparations for the London Conference

Strategies for public information and participation in environmental health : report on a WHO consultation, Michelstadt, Germany 3-5 March 1997
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1997 )
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Highlights on health in the Russian Federation 2005
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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Highlights on health in Poland 2005
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
Highlights on health in Spain 2004
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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Highlights on health in Lithuania 2005
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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Accidents: report on a WHO coordination meeting of experts, Juermala, Latvia 27-30 November 1997
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1998 )
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The Regional Office is developing a series of brief technical brochures aimed at local authorities, to provide them with accurate and practical information on environment and health issues. One of the topics in the series is accidents, an area of environment and health where local authorities constantly face difficult situations. Pamphlets are to be issued covering local policy for accident prevention, child accidents, accidents and older people, fire safety, water safety, road safety, home safety, playground safety and sport and leisure safety. Since close coordination is needed between the authors of the various documents in order to avoid overlaps and to ensure that most of the important topics are tackled, a meeting was convened to allow discussion among the specialists on the basis of the papers prepared by them. The background documentation for these discussions was a detailed table of contents produced by each author prior to the meeting. The participants also proposed illustrations and case studies, finalized the detailed contents of the pamphlets, and drew up a timetable setting the deadlines for the first draft, the final text and the layout

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Environment and health risks : the influence and effects of social inequalities : report of an expert group meeting, Bonn, Germany 9-10 September 2009
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2009 )