Decision-Making in Environmental Health: From Evidence to Action

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Index

a
Accidents in the home, indicators 233 -4
Accra, Ghana, field studies 165
Action, and information 206 -9
Acute respiratory illness, indicators 256 -9, 260 -63
Aetiological research 112
Agenda 21 (Programme of Action for Sustainable Development 5 , 13 , 27 , 188
Aggregation bias 108
Air pollutants see air pollution
Air pollution
Calcutta 171 -2
Cotonou 180
Czech Republic 97
indicators 249 -56
Manila 186
networks 87
sources 253 -6
Air quality
Cape Town 177
indicators 264 -8
Area weighting 143 -4
Arsenic, in water 78
Atmospheric pollutants, dispersal of 80
see also air pollution
Awareness-raising indicators 64

b
Basic Law of the Environment, in Chile 192 -3
Bayes method 114
Belo-Horizonte, Brazil, women's rights in 16
Bias, minimisation of 112 -14
Binary exposure variate, adjustment for 114
Blood alcohol 18
Blood lead 81 , 186
Buffering 140
Burden of disease, estimation method 163

c
Cairo, waste management 16
Calcutta, India, HEADLAMP field study of environment 169 -74
Calcutta Medical College Hospital 171
Canada, Lalonde health report 13
Cancer 92 , 97 , 125
Cape Town, South Africa, HEADLAMP field study of environment 174 -9
Cartograms 140
Cartography, GIS and 134 -6
Censuses 95
Chattanooga, community mobilisation 17
Children, respiratory diseases 210 , 211
see also infant mortality
Chile, infant mortality 161 -3
Choropleth map 136 -7, 140
Cobalt, airborne 105
Communicable diseases 92
Community involvement, in decision making 17 , 200 -1, 216 -17
Composite indicators 60 - 63
Confounder data 96 -7
Confounders 96 -7, 108 , 114
Cotonou, Benin, HEADLAMP field study of environment 179 -82
Cross-level bias 108
Cross-sectional survey 94
Curitiba, Brazil, public transport 18 - 19
Czech Republic, air pollution study 97

d
Dar es Salam, as sustainable city 17 - 18
Data
availability 85 -6, 196 -7
local versus global 161 -3
linkage methods 2 - 4
quality in field studies 197 -8
standards 88
Databases 111
Decision makers 206 -9
Decision-making
Calcutta 172 -3
Cape Town 177 -8
Cotonou 181
clear vision 16 - 17
community commitment 19
constraints 20 - 22
environmental health and 11 - 22
examples of 14 - 20
historical development 12 - 14
indicators and 34 , 35

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