Areas of Concern

The important environmental health areas of concern are identified based on the Regional Initiative on Environment and Health in Southeast and East Asian Countries as follows:

  1. Air Quality;
  2. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene;
  3. Solid and Hazardous Waste;
  4. Toxic Chemicals and Hazardous Substances;
  5. Climate Change, Ozone Depletion and Ecosystem Change;
  6. Contingency Planning, Preparedness and Response in Environmental Health Emergencies;
  7. Environmental Health Impact Assessment;
  8. Information and Communications Technology (ICT);
  9. Urban Drainage; and
  10. Vector Bearing Diseases.