The sustainability transition: a new challenge.

  title={The sustainability transition: a new challenge.},
  author={Andrew J. McMichael and K. R. Smith and Carlos Corvalan},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={78 9},
As several of the papers in this special issue show, environmental health hazards are currently most prevalent in developing countries at the household level. Among the commonest hazards are indoor air pollution, arsenic and infectious agents in drinking-water, and local environmental exposure to lead. Finding ways to reduce these risks more quickly remains an important item on the global agenda because of the significant burden of disease they impose. At the United Nations Conference on the… Expand
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