This presentation considers 4 examples of environmental risk factors to human health:
air pollution; agrochemicals; waste; and human health and wellbeing in an urban context. These all create significant ‘emissions/waste’ or ‘unhealthy environments’ that produce substantial risk factors linked to negative human health outcomes. In all cases infrastructure decisions can reduce these risks.The magnitude of the problems, connections to infrastructure, and methods and tools used to assess human health impacts are examined, and the findings for each example are outlined.
Key messages for human health:
Key Messages for Infrastructure:
A list of references is provided as a separate document. These resources were developed for presentation and discussion at a DFID cross cadre seminar in July 2016.
These Topic Resources have been produced by Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by DAI (which incorporates HTSPE Limited) and IMC Worldwide Limited.