IJPH goes environmental: does it?
- Nino Künzli
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The answer is no and yes. IJPH is a journal of public health—not of environmental health. However, the environmental causes of health and disease have always been one of the key pillars of the highly interdisciplinary field of public health. This is reflected in the curricula of public health professionals (Bjegovic-Mikanovic et al. 2012) such as in our educational flag ships—the schools of public health. IJPH—owned by the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+)—has a long tradition in addressing, among other pressing public health challenges, its environmental dimensions, including, e.g., a past issue with an international view on housing and health (Braubach 2011; Howden-Chapman et al. 2011; De Wet et al. 2011).
This issue assembles eight review articles on relevant environmental health topics (Benson et al, Jackson et al, James et al, Mattiello et al, Nichols et al, Tétreault et al. 2013, Toloo et al, Yip et al. 2013). The call was launched in the context of the large and first-ever j ...
- Bjegovic-Mikanovic, V, Vukovic, D, Otok, R, Czabanowska, K, Laaser, U (2012) Education and training of public health professionals in the European Region: variation and convergence. Int J Public Health.
- Braubach, M (2011) Key challenges of housing and health from WHO perspective. Int J Public Health 56: pp. 579-580 CrossRef
- Wet, T, Plagerson, S, Harpham, T, Mathee, A (2011) Poor housing, good health: a comparison of formal and informal housing in Johannesburg, South Africa. Int J Public Health 56: pp. 625-633 CrossRef
- Howden-Chapman, P, Crane, J, Chapman, R, Fougere, G (2011) Improving health and energy efficiency through community-based housing interventions. Int J Public Health 56: pp. 583-588 CrossRef
- Künzli N, Ragettli M, Röösli M (2013) The Vision of a Green(er) Scientific Conference. Env Health Perspect (in press)
- Lim, SS, Vos, T, Flaxman, AD, Danaei, G, Shibuya, K, Adair-Rohani, H (2012) A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 380: pp. 2224-2260 CrossRef
- Tétreault, L-F, Perron, S, Smargiassi, A (2013) Cardiovascular health, traffic-related air pollution and noise: are associations mutually confounded? As systematic review. Int J Public Health.
- Yip, CSC, Crane, G, Karnon, J (2013) Systematic review of reducing population meat consumption to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and obtain health benefits: effectiveness and models assessments. Int J Public Health.
- IJPH goes environmental: does it?
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Volume 58, Issue 5 , pp 643-644
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