Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Environmental Factors Affecting Human Health

Edited by Ivan Uher

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University

Raising the average human lifespan by a decade or more will change our world. The future is not about whether this will happen; it is about what we should do when it happens. Even the most pessimistic assertions about the future of our environment are underestimating the extent of the problem. There is simply no model in which more years of life does not equate to more people and in which that does not lead to more crowding, environmental degradation, more consumption, and more waste. Hence, as we prolong life, these environmental crises will be further exacerbated. With current diets and production practices, feeding 7,6 billion people is degrading terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, depleting water resources, and driving climate changes. The challenges of today are not just population, and it’s not just consumption, it is waste also. Thanks to things such as cars, planes, big homes, deforestation and so forth, the annual carbon dioxide emissions of an average are three times as high as it should be. It is likely that this signals that the current level of dividends is unsustainable, hence, we use and return little of value to our natural world. In our book, we address the questions related to environmental health challenges that include contamination of air, water, and soil, and car transportation. In order to better understand natural, industrial, and social-environmental hazards, we have to think of them in a broader context (i.e., physical, chemical, biological, and cultural). We hope that the presented publication gives the reader a broader perspective on the issues related to environmental health challenges in contemporary society in the coming years.

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Environmental Factors Affecting Human HealthEdited by Ivan Uher

Published: August 19th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.81138

ISBN: 978-1-78985-528-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-527-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-853-5

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

5058 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Effects of Climate Change on City Life: Case Study in the City of Ambon, Indonesia East Region

By Gun Mardiatmoko and Jan Wilem Hatulesila


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2. Investigating Effects of Climate Change on Health Risks in Nigeria

By Ilevbare Femi Monday


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3. Heavy Metals and the Environment

By Iveta Cimboláková, Ivan Uher, Katarína Veszelits Laktičová, Mária Vargová, Tatiana Kimáková and Ingrid Papajová


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4. Sanitation and the Environment

By Mária Vargová, Katarína Veszelits Laktičová, Rudolf Hromada, Iveta Cimboláková, Ivan Uher, Ingrid Papajová and Korim Peter


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5. Immune Alteration Caused by Fibrous and Particulate Environmental Substances

By Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Suni Lee, Kei Yoshitome, Nagisa Sada, Yasumitsu Nishimura and Takemi Otsuki


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6. Toward an Economic and Environmental Sustainability of the Health Systems of Western Countries

By Andrés J. Ursa Herguedas


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7. Seasonal Changes of Soil Organic Carbon and Microbial Biomass Carbon in Different Forest Ecosystems

By Emre Babur and Turgay Dindaroglu


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8. Sugar Industry Wastes as Wealth of Organic Carbon for Soil

By Anbalagan Krishnaveni, Sivakumar Chinnasamy, Jamuna Elumalai and Pandiyan Muthaiyan


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9. Review of Environmental and Public Health Impact of Automobile Wastes and Automobile Transportation in Nigeria

By John Kanayochukwu Nduka, Henrietta Ijeoma Kelle, Emeka Chima Ogoko and Perpetua Chioma Okafor


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