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  1. The application of WHO's Health and Environment Geographic Information System (HEGIS) in mapping environmental health risks for the European region.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    RISK 97 International Conference. Amsterdam, NLD, 1997/10/21.

    The Health and Environment Geographic Information System (HEGIS) for Europe, which is being developed at the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, will serve as a tool for the identification of'hot spots'of environmental degradation and/or'hot spots'of'poor'health.

    Such a tool is useful as a basis for national and international actions, under the umbrella of the Environmental Health Action Plan for Europe, which aim at the improvement and/or prevention of these'hot spots'HEGIS is designed to show patterns in human health and trends in the exposure to recognized health hazards on the subnational level.

    This way the system contributes to the assessment of health risks based on known exposure-health relationships and reliable as well as compatible information collected by Member States.

    It can also be used to monitor the effects of policies on the improvement of the environment and health.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Système information, OMS, Environnement, Santé et environnement, Cartographie, Europe, Homme, Evaluation, Risque

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Information system, WHO, Environment, Health and environment, Cartography, Europe, Human, Evaluation, Risk

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0530779

    Code Inist : 002B30A02B. Création : 23/03/1999.