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Online edition Springer eBook Collection. Earth and Environmental Science
Environmental Science and Technology Library 24
This publication characterizes the environmental burden of disease in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), measured by the excess number of deaths and illnesses in the population due to exposure to environmental hazards. The robust methods used in this risk analysis can be applied to any country or region. This publication documents the systematic, multi-step process used to identify environmental priorities and the detailed methods used to quantify the disease burden attributable to each risk. Based on the results of the burden of disease assessment, the publication summarizes the subsequent steps that are recommended to further reduce the burden of disease resulting from various environmental risk factors
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Environmental Burden of Disease AssessmentA case study in the United Arab Emirates; Foreword; Preface; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acronyms; Chapter 1: Introduction; The Purpose of This Report; Box 1.1 Historical Development of Tools for Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment; How This Book Is Organized; Why Assess a Nation's Environmental Disease Burden?; Overview of the UAE; The UAE's Development: A Brief History; The UAE's Institutional Flexibility; The UAE's Culture of Environmentalism; References; Chapter 2: Prioritizing Environmental Risks to Health.
Environmental Factors Included in This ReportChallenges of Ranking Environmental Risks; International Experiences in Prioritizing Environmental Risks; Setting Environmental Priorities in the United States; Setting Environmental Priorities in Europe and Central Asia; Setting Environmental Priorities in Australia; The Deliberative Approach for Ranking Risks; Step A: Define and Categorize Risks; Step B: Identify the Risk Attributes; Step C: Describe the Risks in Terms of the Attributes; Step D: Perform the Risk Rankings; Step E: Describe the Resulting Rankings.
Implementation of the Deliberative Method in the UAEStep A: Define and Categorize Risks in the UAE; Step B: Identify the Risk Attributes for the UAE; Step C: Describe the Risks in the UAE in Terms of the Attributes; Step D: Perform the Risk Rankings for the UAE; Step E: Describe the Resulting Rankings in the UAE; Assessing the Quality and Level of Support for the Ranking Results; Assessing Whether Rankings Represent Informed Judgments; Assessing Participants' Satisfaction with the Results; Translating Concerns About Risks to Risk Management Priorities; References.
Chapter 3: Assessing the Environmental Burden of Disease: Method OverviewThe Purpose of Environmental Burden of Disease Studies; History of the Global Burden of Disease Framework; Initial 1990 Global Burden of Disease Study; Improvements to the Approach; National Burden of Disease Studies Using the Global Burden of Disease Framework; Estimating the Environmental Burden of Disease in the UAE Step by Step; The General Method for Assessing Environmental Burden of Disease; Box 3.1 Risk Factors Covered by WHO's Environmental Burden of Disease Series; Exposure Assessment.
Determination of the Exposure-Response RelationshipEstimation of Mortality and Morbidity; Calculation of the Attributable Fraction; Determination of Disease Burden Attributable to the Risk; Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analyses; Modeling the Burden of Disease in the UAE; Using Environmental Burden of Disease Studies in Decision-Making; References; Chapter 4: Burden of Disease from Outdoor Air Pollution; Overview: Nature and Sources of Outdoor Air Pollution; Key Health Effects of Outdoor Air Pollution; Epidemiologic Evidence of Health Effects Resulting from Exposure to Particulate Matter.
Epidemiologic Evidence of Health Effects Resulting from Exposure to Ozone.
1. Introduction -- 2. Prioritizing Environmental Risks to Health- 3. Assessing the Environmental Burden of Disease: Method Overview -- 4: Burden of Disease from Outdoor Air Pollution.- 5. Burden of Disease from Indoor Air Pollution -- 6. Burden of Disease from Occupational Exposures -- 7. Burden of Disease from Climate -- Change -- 8. Burden of Disease from Drinking Water Contamination -- 9. Burden of Disease from Coastal Water Pollution -- 10. Burden of Disease from Soil and Groundwater Contamination -- 11. Burden of Disease from Produce and Seafood Contamination.- 12: Applying Environmental Burden of Disease Predictions. ..
Print version Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment