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World Health Organization : Year 1987 ; World Health Organization, Environmental Health, No. 87.1: Control of Environmental Health Hazards

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 1987 ; World Health Organization, Environmental Health, No. 87.1: Control of Environmental Health Hazards  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 1987 ; World Health Organization, Environmental Health, No. 87.1. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Medical Reference Publication

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SUMMARY Member States iue faccd will1 a wide may of environmental hazards which may impact either acutcly or chronically on human health. Thcy include environmental pollutants and hazardous substances. If uncontrolled, the number and scvcrity of these environmental hasards to health increase alongside industrialization, urbanization and dcvclopment in general. Active national programmes which are commcnsuratc wilh the level of development arc indicated, but do not exist in many counYics, including lhosc currently in the midst 01 modcratc-to-rapid industrialization. The Iask at hand is therefore the buildup of national capabililics to enable national authorities to idcnrify and assess existing and potential environmental ham& and Io take the necessary precautionary or abatcmcnt measures.

Table of Contents
CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 3 2. BACKGROUND 4 2.1 Situation analysis 4 2.2 Scopc and focus of the stratcgy 6 3. GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR TECIINICAL COOPERATION 7 4. ELEMENTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT 8 4.1 Awareness and promolion8 4.2 Jnlormation systems 9 4.3 Policy and legislation 9 4.4 Planning and programme development 10 4.5 Institutional strcngthcning 10 4.5.1 Awssmcnt and forecasting 11 4.5.2 Standard setting and regulations 11 4.5.3 Monitoring 11 4.5.4 lmplcmcnting convols and prevention 12 4.5.5 Emctgcncy responses 12 4.6 Rcsourccs (human and financial) 12 4.6.1 Training of manpowcr 13 4.6.2 Mobilizalion of financial resources 13 5 . MAIN PROBLEMS, REQUIREMENTS AND POSSIBILITIES FOR TECHNICAL COOPERATION 14 Environmcnlal considerations for dcvclopmcnr 14 Drinking-walcr quality 16 Frcshwatcr quality 17 Coaslal water quality 18 Urban air quillity 19 Domcslic combustion of biomass fucl and coal 20 Hazardous wslc managcmcnr 21 Localizc4 huardons environmental pollution sources 22 Sde use of chemicals23 Chctnical accidcne 24 Radiation protection 25 6. DELIVERY OF WHO TECHNICAL COOPERATION 26

 

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