The main principles of HEGIS consist of geographic environmental monitoring, health surveillance and health risk assessment of environmental hazards. Principle priorities are: contaminated food and water; ambient air and indoor air pollution; urban health and occupational health. The application of health-related environment indicators (definable environmental conditions or trends which suggest potential harmful health effects and environment) and related health indicators (health outcomes which suggest an environmental cause, or a contribution from environmental factors) are recommended to characterize health risk and/or to identify possible environmental factors responsible for adverse health effects.
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- Health and Environment Geographic Information Systems (HEGIS) for Europe and Requirements for Indicators
A. A. Kuchuk
C. A. Van Der Heijden
- Springer Netherlands
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