Josep M Antó | Scientific Director, ISGlobal, Barcelona
The importance of the environment quality for human health has been an important paradigm of modern public health. During the last decades our knowledge of the influence of the environment degradation on health has improved substantially.
Why are public health related communities reacting slowly and insufficiently to the current planetary crisis? To answer this question, a new approach called “Planetary Health” has been proposed, suggesting that our current concept of health does not take into account whether past and current health gains are achieved at the cost of eroding the Earth’s underpinning natural systems and that our understanding of health is insufficient.
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