Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM): Environment and Health Conference 2012

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Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM): Environment and Health Conference 2012

Time: June 6, 2012 to June 7, 2012
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Website or Map: http://www.ppsk.usm.my/confer…
Event Type: malaysia, environment, health, universiti sains malaysia
Organized By: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2012

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Health issues caused by environmental problems such as global warming, pollutions and natural and environmental disasters are a growing concern worldwide. Human activities results in a seriously negative effect on the environment that drove to human health disturbances. For example, global warming caused by deforestation and many industrial practices could increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, and water borne diseases such as cholera. Pollutions from pesticides residue can cause health problems such as birth defects, cancer, allergies and other effects that might occur over a long period of time. Air pollution from motor vehicles, power plants and various industrial activities can cause respiratory illness such as asthma, COPD and allergies. In addition, natural and environmental disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, flooding, nuclear explosion and accidental releases of toxic gases can cause major loss of human lives and livelihoods as well as destruction of economic and social infrastructure.


The impacts of these problems on human health could be avoided through the maintenance of strong public health programs such as education and promotion. Thus, School of Health Sciences and School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia would like to gather all environment and health scientists, policy makers and academicians to pursue their ideas and research findings regarding environmental health issues related to environmental problems to be discussed and disseminated in the upcoming EHC 2012 delegates.


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