Protecting against hazards to human health in the natural environment


Environmental health (EH) encompasses a wide range of issues and subjects. Those which are regarded as being most suitable to be tackled at the local level are: (a) drinking-water treatment and distribution; (b) food quality and safety; (c) home and workplace accidents; (d) local air pollution abatement; (e) traffic congestion and accidents; (f) housing rehabilitation; (g) solid waste management; (h) noise; (i) social implications of urban and industrial development; and (j) information dissemination and education on illness prevention and wellbeing.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 15: Life on Land