Human health impacts of ecosystem alteration.

  title={Human health impacts of ecosystem alteration.},
  author={Samuel S. Myers and Lynne Gaffikin and Christopher D Golden and Richard S Ostfeld and Kent H. Redford and Taylor H. Ricketts and Will Turner and Steven A. Osofsky},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={110 47},
Human activity is rapidly transforming most of Earth's natural systems. How this transformation is impacting human health, whose health is at greatest risk, and the magnitude of the associated disease burden are relatively new subjects within the field of environmental health. We discuss what is known about the human health implications of changes in the structure and function of natural systems and propose that these changes are affecting human health in a variety of important ways. We… CONTINUE READING
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