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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123

Abstract

TAMBELLINI, Anamaria Testa  and  CAMARA, Volney de Magalhães. The thematic of health and environment in the process of development in the field of public health: historical, conceptual and methodological aspects. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 1998, vol.3, n.2, pp.47-59. ISSN 1678-4561.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81231998000200005.

This article presents and discusses the area of environmental health with special emphasis to the relation between production, environment and health. The discussion comprises historical aspects a particular approach to conceptual and methodoligcal questions, the scientific results of developed studies and the production of knowledge in the area. It also comprises a brief description of recommended basic actions for the mitigation prevention and control of environmental situations potencially harmful to health as well as of the proper health hazards and effects.

Keywords : Environmental Health; Occupational Health; Environment; Public Health; Prevention.

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