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ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS AND HEALTH: AN UMBRELLA REVIEW OF META-ANALYSES

January 2021

Environmental health is a growing area of knowledge, continually increasing and updating the body of evidence linking the environment to human health.
 

This study summarizes the epidemiological evidence on environmental risk factors from meta-analyses through an umbrella review. We found 197 associations among 69 environmental exposures and 83 diseases and death causes reported in 103 publications. 

This review provides an overview of an evolving research area and should be used as a complementary tool to understand the connections between the environment and human health.

 

The evidence presented by this review help to design public health interventions and the implementation of health in all policies approaches aiming to improve populational health.