Sanitation habits increase global health stresses

Howell, Elizabeth
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/1/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article reports on the findings of the "Global Environment Outlook" released by the United Nations Environment Programme in October 2007. In the report, it is stated that only multi- and transdisciplinary scientific efforts will be able to reverse the negative effects of pollution and sanitation on health. The availability of clean water is one of the main concerns listed in the report. It indicates that 1.8 billion people live in areas under water stress and sanitation habits is one of the major stressors on the availability of clean water.


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