Addressing pollution-related global environmental health burdens

Gabriel M. Filippelli*, Mark P. Taylor

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    Abstract

    New analyses are revealing the scale of pollution on global health, with a disproportionate share of the impact borne by lower-income nations, minority and marginalized individuals. Common themes emerge on the drivers of this pollution impact, including a lack of regulation and its enforcement, research and expertise development, and innovative funding mechanisms for mitigation. Creative approaches need to be developed and applied to address and overcome these obstacles. The existing “business as usual” modus operandi continues to externalize human health costs related to pollution, which exerts a negative influence on global environmental health.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2-5
    Number of pages4
    JournalGeoHealth
    Volume2
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

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    Keywords

    • pollution
    • health
    • environment
    • lead
    • citizen science
    • community

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