Urban Environmental Health Hazards and Health Equity

  title={Urban Environmental Health Hazards and Health Equity},
  author={Tord Kjellstrom and Sharon Friel and Jane M Dixon and Carlos F. Corvalan and Eva Rehfuess and Diarmid H. Campbell-Lendrum and Fiona M. Gore and Jamie Bartram},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine},
  pages={86 - 97}
This paper outlines briefly how the living environment can affect health. It explains the links between social and environmental determinants of health in urban settings. Interventions to improve health equity through the environment include actions and policies that deal with proximal risk factors in deprived urban areas, such as safe drinking water supply, reduced air pollution from household cooking and heating as well as from vehicles and industry, reduced traffic injury hazards and noise… CONTINUE READING
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