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By D. Kello, M. Haralanova, R. M. Stern, D. J. Briggs (auth.), David J. Briggs, Richard Stern, Tim L. Tinker (eds.)

Accurate review of environmental dangers and comparable dangers is a main prerequisite for potent environmental future health security, at either the person and collective point. nationwide and neighborhood guidelines on environmental wellbeing and fitness must be guided through wisdom in regards to the dangers to the populations concerned; because the Environmental motion Plan for Europe notes, 'priority environment calls for the comparative evaluate of dangers to healthiness of other environmental elements opposed to the price of controlling them.' lately this has assumed specific value, for with the encouragement of the realm future health employer (WHO), all nations in Europe are devoted to generating nationwide Environmental health and wellbeing motion Plans (NEHAPs), in an effort to outline priorities and pursuits for environmental well-being and the activities had to in attaining them. trustworthy info on hazards is obviously fundamantal to this strategy. person threat review isn't any less significant during this context. a lot of the accountability and ability to enhance public healthiness lies finally within the offerings (e.g. approximately vitamin, smoking, alcohol intake, sexual actions, physical games, shuttle mode, position of place of abode and profession) which we make as members. If we're to enhance and defend our personal wellbeing and fitness, consequently, and in so doing play our own function achieve the goals set through those Plans, we have to be guided by way of a transparent realizing of the dangers involved.

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The descriptions of different agents were summarised in quantitative terms as far as possible. A two-day risk ranking seminar was arranged for this purpose 2. Planning of the seminar was previously discussed in detail within the secretariat. 1). For each environmental agent, the data sheet contained information about the critical health effects, sensitive subgroups of the popUlation, important exposure situations and trends and, if possible, the number of people exposed, the estimated number of people affected (only possible for certain pollutants), important emission sources and the activities or sectors in society that are responsible for the emissions.

Nevertheless, an informal working group discussed and assessed the major areas of interest, albeit without full confidence in the validity of its results. Analysis of the environmental health data was done by the head of each of the three working groups (legislation/institutional development, economic sectors, and specific environmental hazards). Criteria used for prioritisation of environmental health problems were those recommended by WHO: the number of population affected and the severity of the disease in relation with environmental factors.

Within this context, the Ministry of Health took the initiative to develop a National Environmental Health Action Plan for Romania (Ministry of Health and Ministry of Water, Forestry and Environmental Protection 1997). The first step was to translate the Environmental Health Action Plan for Europe (EHAPE), for distribution to all potential participants. This document was seen as an important framework and context for the Romanian NEHAP, and it was thus considered essential to make it available to all those involved.

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