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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(4), 3847-3852;

Health Impact Assessment: Improving Its Effectiveness in the Enhancement of Health and Well-Being

School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth Western Australia 6102, Australia
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Received: 27 March 2015 / Accepted: 1 April 2015 / Published: 3 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Impact Assessment: Realizing Its Potential)
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Most countries in the world have Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes and procedures to evaluate the potential impact of development projects on the environment. This process, which attempts to predict the potential adverse effects of the proposed development project on the environment, is normally legislated and is part of the approval process for the project. Although these processes have been effective in reducing the adverse impacts on the environment they have been limited in their ability to provide protection for the health and well-being of people affected by the development. [...] View Full-Text
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Spickett, J.; Katscherian, D.; Brown, H.; Rumchev, K. Health Impact Assessment: Improving Its Effectiveness in the Enhancement of Health and Well-Being . Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 3847-3852.

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