Preventing disease through healthy environments: towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease

  title={Preventing disease through healthy environments: towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease},
  author={Ant{\^o}nio Domingues Benetti},
  journal={Engenharia Sanitaria E Ambiental},
  • A. D. Benetti
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Medicine
  • Engenharia Sanitaria E Ambiental


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