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  • chldren_milleniumCHILDREN IN THE NEW MILLENIUM: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON HEALTH
    UNICEF/UNEP/WHO; 2002. 140p.
    ISBN: 92 4 159016 5.
    In the context of examining progress made since the 1990 World Summit for Children and the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, this book provides an overview of key environmental risks to children's health and the underlying causes. Specific environmental threats of major importance to children are described, including lack of safe water and sanitation, chemical pollution and radiation, indoor and outdoor air pollution and natural resource degradation.

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  • DOMESTIC ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
    Edited by H.H.B. Gopalan and S. Saksena. 253 p.
    United Nations Environment Programme and Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1999.
    This book is an assessment of the state of knowledge, contemporary situation, and status of scientific data that links domestic environmental parameters to the health of women and component of this study. The book provides examples of how social and political backgrounds determine women’s activity and patterns at home and work, and how this consequently affects their health.
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  • Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters
    WHO, Geneva, 2003.
    Wisner, B., Adams, J. 272 p.
    This volume distills what is known about environmental health during an emergency or disaster. It draws on results from the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, and on experience with sustainable development between the two Earth Summits, in Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg.
    ISBN: 92 4 154541 0.

  • WSH CD-ROM - Water, Sanitation and Health Electronic Library
    WHO, Geneva, 2003.
    This second edition of WHO's water sanitation and health electronic library compiles information available from the World Health Organization on the theme.
    ISBN: 92 4 154577 1.
    Available for download from: http://bookorders.who.int/

  • The health effects of indoor air pollution exposure in developing countries (PDF)
    WHO, Geneva, 2002.
    WHO/SDE/OEH/02.05. 40 p.
    by Nigel Bruce, Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Rogelio Perez-Padilla, National Institute of Respiratory Diseases -Mexico, Rachel Albalak, Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta.

  • world health reportTHE WORLD HEALTH REPORT 2002: Preventing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life
    WHO, Oct. 2002.
    This report examines more than risks to health and identifies interventions that would reduce these risks, thereby increasing healthy life years. The risks to health include underweight, unsafe sex, high blood pressure, tobacco, alcohol, unsafe water and sanitation, cholesterol, indoor smoke from solid fuels, iron deficiency and overweight.

  • CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: A REVIEW OF EVIDENCE
    An overview of the available evidence on the relationship between the physical environment and children’s health, identifying both research needs and policy priorities to protect children’s health from environmental hazards.
    A joint report from the European Environment Agency and the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
    Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2002.
    ISBN 92-9167-412-5.

  • DEPLETED URANIUM IN KOSOVO: SOURCES, EXPOSURE AND HEALTH EFFECTS - 2001
    Department of Protection of the Human Environment, World Health Organization, Geneva, April 2001.

  • Monitoring Ambient Air Quality for Health Impact Assessment (PDF)
    WHO Regional Publications, European Series, No 85.
    World Health Organization, Geneva, 1999.
    A guide to the principles and methods of air quality assessment aimed at measuring population exposure to ambient air pollutants and estimating the effects on health. Addressed to policy-makers as well as scientists engaged in air quality monitoring, the book responds to the failure of most monitoring systems to provide data that are useful in estimating and managing threats to health.
    ISBN: 92 890 1351 6.

  • HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - 1997
    Five Years After the Earth Summit
    World Health Organization, Geneva, 1997.
    WHO/EHG/97.8 - 242 p.
    An expert assessment of what is known about the current state of environmental degradation, its root causes, and the specific consequences for human health.

  • CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH - 1996
    WHO/EHG/96.7. 297 p.
    McMichael, A.J., Haines, A., Slooff, R., Kovats, S.
    Prepared by a Task Group on Behalf of WHO, WMOand UNEP.
    An expert scientific assessment of the impact that climate change might have on the health of the world's population. The report adopts a cautious approach, using the best scientific studies to provide reasonable predictions and realistic recommendations for action. Throughout the report, the complexities of climate change, the limitations of current research methodologies, and the consequent uncertainty of future predictions are repeatedly emphasized.
    Available for download from: http://bookorders.who.int/

  • Environmental Health in Urban Development
    Technical Report Series No 807.
    WHO, 1991.
    Assesses what can be done to alleviate the many severe health problems associated with urban environments, where the living conditions of hundred of millions of people adversely affect their health, cause misery, and have potentially catastrophic social consequences.
    ISBN: 92 4 120807 4.
    Available for download from: http://bookorders.who.int/

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