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Markos Kyprianou

Presidency of the European Union

Austria 2006 - Presidency of the European Union

Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Certain environmental factors, such as exposure to pollutants through water, food or air, are important determinants of health. For example, it has been estimated that up to one sixth of all child fatalities and disease can be attributed to environmental factors. Individuals can make certain choices that affect their lifestyle and health on their own, but they also rely on public authorities for protection from health threats.