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Title: Environmental health indicators for Europe : a pilot indicator-based report
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The Environment and Health Information System (EHIS) is a valuable tool for monitoring and evaluating the implementation and modification of policies. The crucial element of a harmonized EHIS is a set of indicators that allows for the monitoring of public health and its determinants. This report is the product of a pilot study completed within the WHO process of developing a methodology for a pan-European EHIS. It illustrates the application of indicators for integrated public health assessment and reporting in four topic areas: air pollution, noise, transport accidents, and water and sanitation. The report provides an insight into effective methods for integrating information from environmental monitoring and health surveillance, using the scientific knowledge of exposure- response associations. These methods can both help in answering key questions on the effect of policies on health and the environment, and provide guidance on future policies and actions. The report also demonstrates the limitations of routinely collected data and outlines the need for strengthening cooperation between international agencies and the Member States
Description: EUR/04/5046026
52 p.
Subject: Environmental Health
Environmental Exposure
Health Status Indicators
Information Systems
Environmental Monitoring
Context: methods
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/04/5046026
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