GeoJournal Library

The Added Value of Geographical Information Systems in Public and Environmental Health

Editors: de Lepper, M.J., Scholten, Henk J., Stern, Richard M. (Eds.)

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Health for all by the year 2000 is the blueprint for change agreed to by the Member States of the World Health Organization. In Europe, this blueprint is built on 38 regional targets, many of which have the underlying aim of uncovering new knowledge and of using existing knowledge more effectively. The targets related to a healthy environment have the ultimate goals of safeguarding human health against environmental hazards, and of enhancing the quality of life by providing clean and safe water, air, food, and working and living conditions. Allied to these goals is the need to reduce the sense of jeopardy that many people feel about what they perceive as 'the risks of everyday life'. These goals are an integral part of the European Charter on Environment and Health, adopted by 29 European Member States and the Commission of the European Communities in December 1989. The Charter stresses the shared responsibility of everyone to protect the environment, to be given adequate and accurate information, and to be involved in decision-making. It outUnes the principles for public policy as well as what needs to be done to transform them into action. In this, strong information systems have a vital role to play by helping to monitor the effectiveness of measures taken, of trends analysed, of priorities set and of decisions made.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Environment and Health Data in Europe as a Tool for Risk Management: Needs, Uses and Strategies

    Stern, Richard M.

    Pages 3-24

  • Indicators of Public Health and Environmental Quality

    Lebret, Erik

    Pages 25-39

  • Meta-Information Systems for Environment and Health

    Bakkes, Jan A.

    Pages 41-50

  • An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

    Scholten, Henk J. (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

  • The Integration of Information in Geographical Information Systems

    Beurden, Arthur U. C. J. (et al.)

    Pages 71-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Added Value of Geographical Information Systems in Public and Environmental Health
Editors
  • M.J. de Lepper
  • Henk J. Scholten
  • Richard M. Stern
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
24
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-31560-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-585-31560-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1887-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-3771-5
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 358
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations
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