Global Health And Environmental Pollution

Author: Philip J. Landrigan , Richard Fuller

Published in the International Journal of Public Health. This was part of the special issue “Driving the Best Science to Meet Global Health Challenges” edited on the occasion of the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health 2015.

Environmental pollution—contamination of air, water and soil by human activity—is the largest cause of disease and death in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 8.9 million persons die each year of diseases caused by pollution, 8.4 million (94 %) of them in poor countries (WHO 2014a, b). By comparison, HIV/AIDS causes 1.5 million deaths per year (WHO2014c), and malaria and tuberculosis cause fewer than 1 million deaths each (WHO 2014d).

Global Health and Environmental Pollution
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Burden of Disease

Author: Kevin Chatham-Stephens, Jack Caravanos, Bret Ericson, Jennifer Sunga-Amparo, Budi Susilorini, Promila Sharma, Philip J. Landrigan and Richard Fuller

Burden of Disease from Toxic Waste Sites in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines in 2010

Burden of Disease, Environmental Health Perspectives

Pediatric Burden of Disease

Author: Jack Caravanos, Kevin Chatham-Stephens, Bret Ericson, Philip Landrigan, Richard Fuller

The burden of disease from pediatric lead exposure at hazardous waste sites in 7 Asian countries

Pediatric Burden of Disease

Knowns and Unknowns on Burden of Disease Due to Chemicals: A Systematic Review

Author: Annette Prüss-Ustün, Carolyn Vickers, Pascal Haefliger, Roberto Bertollini

Knowns and unknowns on burden of disease due to chemicals

Toxics Sites Identification Program

Author: Bret Ericson, Jack Caravanos, Kevin Chatham-Stephens, Philip Landrigan, Richard Fuller

Approaches to systematic assessment if environmental exposures posed at hazardous waste sites in the developing world: The Toxics Sites Identification Program

TSIP research

Partnering to Solve Pollution Problems

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