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Environmental Economics


Environmental Economics undertakes theoretical or empirical studies of the economic effects of national or local environmental policies around the world. Particular issues include the costs and benefits of alternative environmental policies to deal with air pollution, water quality, toxic substances, solid waste, and global warming.

 
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This Document Is in the Public Domain and May Befreely Copied or R...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Introduction: Today more than 5 million U.S. hospital workers from many occupations perform a wide variety of duties. They are exposed to many safety and health hazards, including violence. Recent data indicate that hospital workers are at high risk for experiencing violence in the workplace. According to estimates of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2,637 nonfatal assaults on hospital workers occurred in 1999—a rate of 8.3 assaults per 10,000 workers. This rate is ...

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Improved Communication of Great Lakes Water Level Information

By: nne H. Clites

Abstract: This report outlines a strategy for improving the content and communication of Great Lakes water level information. It is hoped that by providing decision-makers with more helpful information, the social and economic disruptions caused by fluctuating lake levels can be mitigated. To define the water level information needs of the decision-makers, an assessment of user needs was conducted by phone interview. This was not a scientific survey, but an attempt to in...

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The Hazardous Materials Information System Users Guide

By: Department of Defense

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1952; Volume 7, Number...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

An Ad Hoc Technical Group on Road Traffic Accident Statistics was convened by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, in collaboration with the Government of Czechoslovakia, in Prague, from 26 to 28 September 1978. The meeting brought together temporary advisers from nine countries, one of which was outside Europe (USA), to review present systems of collecting, analysing and disseminating information on the causes and consequences of road accidents, taking into account natio...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 2006; Volume 84, Numbe...

By: Jose M. Bertolote

Medical Reference Publication

During the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD), 1981-1990, considerable progress was made in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO to provide people with water supply and sanitation facilities. However, a large proportion.of the population in many countries, especially in rural areas, still do not have access to such facilities. Also, the Region being for the most part arid, does not have sufficient water sources. This scarcity makes wate...

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World Health Organization : (Emro) Regional Office for the Eastern...

By: L. Lapeyssonnie, Dr.

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION a) Status The meeting was hosted by Glasgow and was the first formal business meeting of the second phase of the project. b) Agenda The agenda was prepared by the WHO Healthy City Project office in consultation with project cities. The introductory speeches and project report were followed by nine main sessions.

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European Occupational Health Series : Public Health in Europe; Wor...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

The International Conference on Primary Health Care, held in Alma-Ata, USSR in September 1978, issued a Declaration embodying the fundamental principles of prima0 health care and urging national and international action to translate those principles into practical programmes. Inevitably the Declaration, and indeed the Conference itself, stressed the need for urgent action in those areas of the world in which the population has no access to any permanent form of health ca...

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World Health Organization : Year 1985-86 ; World Health Organizati...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

Description The experience gained over many years in the method of constructing reinforced concrete water tanks in the arid areas of Australia has been compiled into print. The booklet describes not only the methods, but includes engineering drawings, quantities and tool list. The special concrete formwork allows the rapid construction of 33 cubic metre (7 000 gallons) watertanks, in small villages. d multiple installation of these tanks is more economical to build than ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1985-86 ; World Health Organizati...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

Description Misereor a 6t6 fond6 en 1958 avec pour objectif principal de contribuer B 116tablissement dans les pays en dgveloppement de conditions d'existence convenant 2 la dignit6 de l'individu. Dans la mesure du possible, les fonds disponibles sont utilis6s pour trouver des solutions permanentes aux problZmes sociaux et pour inspirer aux gens dans le besoin le d6sir de se prendre eux-mCmes en charge et de pers6v6rer dans cette voie.

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World Health Organization : Year 1993 ; World Health Organization,...

By: E. K. Chapman

Medical Reference Publication

In 1981, the World Health Organization (WHO) held its first meeting on the Use of Residual Vision. That meeting produced recommendations on definitions, practice and services. Since then there have been a number of developments. New resource materials have been produced for training, there is an increase in the manufacture of low vision devices, more countries now have low vision centres, statistics are a little more accurate and there is increasing acceptance of a behav...

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World Health Organization : Report on a European Syposium Convened...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

A. INTRODUCTION Science and technology permeate essentially all aspects of WHO'S efforts to promote better health. These range from basic research at the molecular level to determine fundamental mechanisms of biological action, through applied research and technological development with reference to specific diseases and their control, and includes the organization and management of health services whose ultimate goal is to provide adequate health care for the individual...

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World Health Organization : Report on a European Syposium Convened...

By: F. J. Dy, Dr.

Medical Reference Publication

1.2 D r Ch'en Wen-chieh, Assistant Director-General, referred particularly to the importance of the participation of nationals a t the meeting, pointing out that only by joint discussion could it be ensured that the final proposals resulting from the meeting would really be relevant to the countries' health needs. He also drew particular attention to the agenda item on the programme reorientation process, which had been requested from the organization under the terms of ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 244: Dent...

By: J. A. Deeny

Medical Reference Publication

1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Defining the problems Advancing knowledge has crowded the dental curriculum with new subjects and with increasing content of older subjects. Greater attention is being given to the biological sciences and their application in clinical practice, to preventive, public health, and children's dentistry, to periodontology, and to other specialized clinical disciplines. Students are being expected to absorb an increasing amount of knowledge within a more or...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 250: Urba...

By: M. Ben Hima

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION Urbanization escapes precise and concise definition, particularly when its health implications are under consideration. Various attempts have been made to arrive at such a definition, and the Committee accepted that given by the United Nations Expert Group on Metropolitan Planning and Development in Stockholm in September 1961 .l In considering the three main aspects of urbanization-geographic, administrative and demographic-the Committee was of the opinion ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 255: Ccta...

By: L. C. Brumpt

Medical Reference Publication

1. INTRODUCTION It is estimated that one-fourth of the world's population is infected with Ancylostoma, particularly in warm humid regions. The importance of this intestinal verminosis as a cause of morbidity varies according to ecological conditions .2 This Conference was convened : (1) to assess the situation with regard to ancylostomiasis in Africa South of the Sahara (its prevalence and gravity) ; (2) to discuss survey methods and study the factors governing the dist...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 335: Worl...

By: B. O. L. Duke

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION In the years that have elapsed since the first WHO Expert Committee on Onchocerciasis was convened in 1953,l not only has the disease been discovered in new foci, but there has been a growing awareness of its serious adverse effects on public health and economy. Authorities are more and more concerned over the fact that some of the most fertile valleys in tropical Africa are infested by Sirnulium flies and consequently are being abandoned by riverine populat...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 417: Pest...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

1. INTRODUCTION In the modern world the use of pesticides is essential. By their very nature these compounds are toxic to a variety of forms of life. Consequently, for whatever purposes they are required, they must be properly employed so as to avoid hazard to man and contamination of the environment. Recognizing this fact, a Joint Meeting of an FA0 Panel of Experts on the Use of Pesticides in Agriculture and the WHO Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in 1961 (FAOIWH...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 429: Stat...

By: P. Dorolle

Medical Reference Publication

Previous reports of WHO expert committes on health statistics have dealt with many of the problems of hospital statistics and morbidity statistics in general,2 but none has considered in any detail the statistics required for the organization and administration of health services. In the background document prepared for the technical discussions on the collection and use of health statistics in national and local health services. held at the Nineteenth World Health Assem...

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World Health Organization : Regional Office for the Western Pacifi...

By: Joseph Tufa, Dr.

Medical Reference Publication

1. INTRODUCTION 1. Background to the Meeting of Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries This Meeting of Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries in Tonga was preceded by four similar meetings (Yanuca, Fiji, 1995; Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 1997; Koror, Palau, 1999; and Madang, Papua New Guinea, 2001). During the Yanuca meeting, the concept of Healthy Islands as the unifying theme for health promotion and health protection was adopted. The Rarotonga...

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World Health Organization : Regional Office for the Western Pacifi...

By: N. V. K. Nair, Dr.

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION 1. Background to the Meeting of Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries This Meeting of Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries in Tonga was preceded by four similar meetings (Yanuca, Fiji, 1995; Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 1997; Koror, Palau, 1999; and Madang, Papua New Guinea, 2001). During the Yanuca meeting, the coilcept of Healthy Islands as the unifying theme for health promotion and health protection was adopted. The Rarotonga m...

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