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Knowledge for action: Jointreflection on environment & health-data

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Abstract

The Flemish Centre for Health and Environment, working directly for the Flemish government, investigates the relation between environmental pollution and human health by measuring pollutants and health effects in (over 4000) Flemish inhabitants. The big question is: What should be done with this vast amount of information? Medical, environmental and social experts and policy representatives developed an action-plan. At first this was thought of as a merely scientific quest: with the right group of experts the interpretation with regard to policy priorities will follow automatically. This was not the case though. The social scientists therefore introduced a jury that will give advice to the government.
  • Year: 2007
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 33-40
  • DOI: 10.18352/jsi.98
  • Published on 29 Mar 2007
  • Peer Reviewed