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Health and the environment: the significance of chemicals and radiation

G. K. Matthew

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0003
Health and the environment: the significance of chemicals and radiation

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This chapter reviews accepted knowledge of the main present-day burdens of environmental chemicals and radiation on the health of the general population in industrialized countries. It indicates how advances in environmental and geographical epidemiology, as applied to the study of health in small areas and of disease clusters, fits into the broad context.

Keywords: environmental chemicals; radiation; public health; industrialized countries; small area study; disease clusters

Chapter.  5131 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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