Preventing disease through healthy environments

This study provides an approximate estimate of how much disease can be prevented by reducing the environmental risks to health.

The synthesis of evidence linking 133 diseases and injuries, or their groupings, to the environment has been reviewed to provide an overall picture of the disease burden that could be prevented through healthier environments.

Key WHO publications

  • The World Health Report
    Expert assessment of global health including statistics. Each report focuses on a particular theme.
  • International Pharmacopoeia
    Collection of quality specifications for pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, for reference or adaptation by WHO Member States.


WHO guidelines

WHO guidelines