Why Health in environmental assessment

Health plays an important role in many plans. Examples include the construction of a road, expansion of a livestock farm or the development of a new residential area. It is important that health receives attention early in the development of a plan. Environmental assessment is helpful. An environmental assessment report describes the impact of a plan for the environment, nature and health and suggests alternative solutions.

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About This guide

The type of project and the phase of decision-making also determine which health information is necessary in the environmental assessment process. Several methods are available to implement health in environmental assessment and in the planning phase. This manual will help you choose the right method , the level of detail of the information and healthy alternatives and measures.

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