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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(9), 858; doi:10.3390/ijerph13090858

Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities

Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo 01246-903, Brazil
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Received: 11 August 2016 / Accepted: 23 August 2016 / Published: 27 August 2016
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Abstract

Environmental health inequalities refer to health hazards disproportionately or unfairly distributed among the most vulnerable social groups, which are generally the most discriminated, poor populations and minorities affected by environmental risks. Although it has been known for a long time that health and disease are socially determined, only recently has this idea been incorporated into the conceptual and practical framework for the formulation of policies and strategies regarding health. In this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), “Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities—Proceedings from the ISEE Conference 2015”, we incorporate nine papers that were presented at the 27th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2015. This small collection of articles provides a brief overview of the different aspects of this topic. Addressing environmental health inequalities is important for the transformation of our reality and for changing the actual development model towards more just, democratic, and sustainable societies driven by another form of relationship between nature, economy, science, and politics. View Full-Text
Keywords: environmental health; environmental risks; inequalities; proceedings environmental health; environmental risks; inequalities; proceedings
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