Clean and Healthy – Built Environments and Health: Quality of Life in an Urban Context

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Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Abstract

Quality of life in urban areas is influenced by multiple factors such as home quality, availability of means of transport, water quality, solid and liquid waste disposal services, communication routes, public transport, green areas, availability of pubs and leisure spaces, etc. All these factors can impact not only the quality of life but also the health status of people living in these areas.Taking into account these considerations, the paper suggests water consumption, water quality, and air quality - both outdoor and indoor - as useful indicators to ensure the protection and promotion of human health.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Medicinal and Health Products SciencesCenter for Hygiene and Public Health, University of CamerinoCamerinoItaly

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