Health and Pollution : Features

There are 42 documents in this section.

  • More water, better health

    16 August 2000

    For nearly 100 years, public health workers have generally believed that the most important advantage of a good water supply is that it is safe from contamination. Mothers of small children in poor communities around the world have long known better. To them the most important advantage is that it is convenient and provides enough for their needs. Sandy Cairncross reports.

  • Healthy world, healthy people

    15 August 2000

    The many, often insidious, challenges to human health from changes in the physical and social environment of our planet are outlined in this wide-ranging overview by Tony McMichael.