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Health: Understanding environmental factors affecting human health and well being

Human health is impacted by many environmental factors, including climate and its variability and changes, weather events, pollution, air and water quality, land use changes, ecosystem changes and migration of species. Earth observation are crucial for the understanding of the relationship between environmental parameters and human health, for monitoring relevant environmental variability, predicting precarious conditions, and for monitoring outbreaks and mitigation of health problems.

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is serving the Health community by improving availability of easy-to-use environmental data, which can support prevention, early warning, research, health-care planning and delivery, and timely public alerts.

Examples in the Health SBA:

  • Using Earth Observations to Benefit Health: No documentation available yet.
  • GMOS — Global Mercury Observation System: Introduction.

Last edited 02 December 2016

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