General Information

Location: Neimënster Abbey, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg

Date: September 13, 2017

Time: 11:30-17:30

Organisation:

  • Kristina Voigt, Helmholtz Zentrum München
  • Margaret Mc Donell, Argonne National Laboratories

Please contact the organizer in case you are not sure whether your working topic is of interest for this workshop!

Workshop Goals

Until today the topics environment and health are often looked upon in different and separate projects. This does not reflect the reality. Every impact on the environment has consequently an impact on the health of humans and also animals. The health of the human population worldwide is extremely endangered by the impact of the environmental pollution. Governments as well as people worldwide do not acknowledge this fact adequately.

The research field environmental health has been created by the World Health Organization in 1999. Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviors. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments.

These subjects have to be addressed in combination with modelling, databases, information systems, evaluation aspects, and statistics in order to respect the assessment and control factor of environmental health.

Workshop Topics

Environmental health concerns include:

  • Air quality, including both ambient outdoor air and indoor air quality.
  • Climate change and its effects on health.
  • Food safety, including in agriculture, transportation, food processing, wholesale and retail distribution and sale.
  • Hazardous materials management, including hazardous waste management, contaminated site remediation.
  • Liquid waste disposal, including city waste water treatment plants and on-site waste water disposal systems, such as septic tank systems and chemical toilets.
  • Medical waste management and disposal.
  • Noise pollution control.
  • Occupational health and industrial hygiene.
  • Radiological health, including exposure to ionizing radiation from X-rays or radioactive isotopes.
  • Safe drinking water.
  • Solid waste management, including landfills, recycling facilities, composting and solid waste transfer stations.
  • Toxic chemical exposure whether in consumer products, housing, workplaces, air, water or soil.
  • Effects of different energy sources on human health and the environment

Contributions

Depending on your aims considering the publication of your work, we invite you to send us your abstracts or full papers according to the WebPage.

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