Окружающая среда и здоровье

Healthy environments for healthy people

The environment is a major determinant of health, estimated to account for almost 20% of all deaths in the WHO European Region.

Preventing disease and injury is at the heart of public health. Only collaboration between different sectors can protect human health from risks from a hazardous or contaminated environment.

In 1989, concerned about the growing evidence of the impact of hazardous environments on human health, WHO/Europe initiated the first ever environment and health process, towards a broad primary prevention public health approach, and to facilitate intersectoral policy-making.