strategy

Preventing exposure to environmental hazards

Synonyms:
Protecting against environmental hazards
Context:
Despite the successes of modern medical technologies, little is known about the basic chemistry or physiology behind human exposures to environmental health hazards. A new science is required based upon integrative environmental approaches with multidisciplinary perspectives to replace traditional science that looks at parts of the whole from a single discipline's perspective.
Implementation:
In the last 10 years a number of issues of environmental health hazards have been addressed internationally, for example: the successful elimination of lead from gasoline and paint; the prohibition of the use of asbestos in construction; the elimination of DDT from use in the US; the banning of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) production in the US; and also in the USA, the passage of the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act to decrease pesticides in the diet of children. By reducing or eliminating these toxic exposures, substantial burdens of disease have been addressed in the human environment.
Narrower:
Adopting precautionary approach to pollution
Reporting groundwater pollution hazards
Protecting against environmental hazards from chemicals
Protecting against environmental hazards from energy industries
Protecting against environmental hazards from transport systems
Protecting against environmental hazards from plastic materials
Protecting against environmental hazards from animals
Protecting against environmental hazards from agricultural and pastoral activities
Protecting against environmental hazards from manufacturing industries
Protecting against environmental hazards from manufacturing industries
Assessing financing to reduce health risks from environmental pollution and hazards
Involving local communities in contingency planning on environmental hazards
Expanding public awareness of environmental health hazards
Identifying environmental hazards
Reducing health risks from environmental pollution
Evaluating cognitive effects of environmental health hazards
Linking environmental hazards to endocrine disruption
Expressing concern over environmental hazards
Reducing environmental risk of cancer
Reducing environmental degradation by automobiles
Producing environmentally sound computing equipment
Reaching consensus on environmental hazards
Suppressing information concerning environmental hazards
Researching exposure to environmental hazards
Researching exposure to environmental hazards
Protecting against environmental hazards from industry
Protecting against environmental hazards of pharmaceutical products
Protecting against environmental hazards of new species introduction
Protecting against environmental hazards due to economic development
Protecting against environmental hazards from mines
Protecting against environmental hazards from mines
Protecting against environmental hazards of nuclear power production
Preventing child exposure to environmental hazards
Taking measures to mitigate the health effects of increasing ultraviolet radiation
Mitigating geological hazards
Protecting from marine contaimination hazards
Developing an integrated global observing strategy
Ensuring health programmes reach all areas and communities
Protecting against environmental hazards of empolderment of wetlands
Protecting against hazards to human health in the natural environment
Protecting against water-related hazards and dangers
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies