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close this bookWIT's World Ecology Report - Vol. 08, No. 2 (WIT; 1996; 16 pages)
View the documentThe Environment as a Cause of Human Disease
View the documentGlobal Climate Changes and Infectious Diseases
View the documentHealth in Developing Nations
View the documentChild Health and the Environment
View the documentToxic Waste and Childhood Development
View the documentEnvironmental Factors and Women’s Health
View the documentOcular Effects of Air Pollution
View the documentEnvironmental Causes of Respiratory Disease
View the documentNoise: A Threatening Pollutant
View the documentUrban Living and the Skin The Problems and the Solutions
View the documentThe Limitation of Population Growth on Nutritional Sufficiency for the Future
View the documentEffectiveness of Global Environmental Health Policies: The View From Africa
View the documentHealth Effect Assessment of Toxic Waste and Community Involvement
View the documentOccupational Health Hazards
View the documentCommunity Implications of Hazardous Waste Sites
View the documentCan Neighborhood Quality in Devastated United States Cities be Improved
View the documentElimination of Toxic Industrial Wastes Through Effective Environmental Management
View the documentBiodiversity Prospecting: Using Biodiversity to Promote Human Health, Conservation and Sustainable Development
View the documentPOINT OF VIEW: Health and Development

WIT's World Ecology Report - Vol. 08, No. 2

Summer 1996

Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Russian & Ukrainian

Knowledge brings new choices. Education brings new knowledge.

World Information Transfer

A Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations, Promoting Environmental Literacy.

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Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair
Mr. Farouk Mawlawi, Executive Vice Chair
Mr. Roland A. DeSilva, Vice Chair
Dr. Claudia Strauss, Secretary
Ms, Carolyn Comitta, Treasurer
Mr. Franklin Swersky, Esquire, Legal Adviser
Dr. Sharham Ayazi
Amb. Alexander Borg-Olivier
Dr. Karen Burke
Christopher Geoghegan
Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein
Dr. Wadi Haddad
Dr. Maria Pavlova
Adelisa Almario Raymundo
Amb. Yuri Shcherbak
Dr. Alex Swistel
Mr. Jay Walker


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Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions


This issue of the World Ecology Report represents first of a two part series that contains the abstracts of the papers presented at our recent Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions Conferences. Since 1992, World Information Transfer has held annual conferences at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on the environmental impacts to human health. The conferences have been co-sponsored by the governments of: Ukraine, Egypt, Malaysia, Brazil, and Lebanon, respectively. The information covered at WIT’S conferences is often not presented in the World Ecology Report and therefore, the editors decided to reprint the conference abstracts so that individuals who may not have had the opportunity to attend WIT’S conferences will have the benefit of the information. The issues are organized by topic rather than conference theme. The papers in this issue discuss direct environmental assaults and their relationship to human health. Further information on the papers published in these two special issues is available from World Information Transfer headquarters.

L to R: Dr. Steven Esrey; Mr. Farouk Mawlawi; Minister of Health of Lebanon, H.E. Marwan Mohammed; Dr. Christine Durbak; Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein. United Nations N.Y. April 25, 1996

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