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Indicators of environmental quality and quality of life. by UNESCO

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Published by Unesco in Paris .
Written in English


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SeriesReports andpapers in the social sciences -- 38
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Open LibraryOL22203279M
ISBN 109231015397

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Environmental conditions affect the quality of people’s life in various ways. They affect human health through air and water pollution and exposure to hazardous substances and noise, as well as through indirect effects from climate change, transformations in water cycles, biodiversity loss and natural disasters that affect the health of. The environment directly affects health status and plays a major role in quality of life, years of healthy life lived, and health disparities. Poor air quality is linked to premature death, cancer, and long-term damage to respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Secondhand smoke containing toxic and cancer-causing chemicals contributes to heart disease and lung cancer in. This book is the seventh volume in a series covering best practices in community quality of life indicators. The case studies and analysis in this volume demonstrate how community indicators projects today operate within a need to amplify the voice of disadvantaged communities, seriously explore the increasing use of information technology. LOCAL INDICATORS OF QUALITY OF LIFE: A Preliminary Look at the Pikes Peak Region Introduction Concern with preserving and enhancing quality of life has stimulated the development of indicators beyond the traditional economic numbers to try to measure a broader concept of quality of life. Many communities around the country have exploredFile Size: KB.

--Uses of Environmental Indices in Policy Formulation --Urban-Environmental Indicators in Municipal and Neighborhood Policy Planning and Decision Making --The Uncommunicative Scientist: The Obligation of Scientists to Explain Environment to the Public --Evaluation of Natural Environments --Indicators of Environmental Quality of Urban Life. Attempts at quantitatively describing environmental quality, rather than merely measuring different environmental variables, are relatively recent. This condensing of data into the optimum number of terms with maximum information content is a truly interdisciplinary challenge. Environmental Indicator Efforts. The growing field of environmental indicators and sustainability criteria are drawn upon heavily for the Calvert-Henderson Environment Indicator, including data on planetary ecosystems, the crucial role of biodiversity, and effect of human activities on the ozone layer and climate. 2. Environmental indicators related to quality of life The concept of environmental indicators relevant to quality of life is a broad one, and an ideal set of criteria would detail the quality of a number of mediums (including soil, water and air) on people’s access to environmental servicesFile Size: KB.

  The concepts of indicator, social indicator, and life quality indicator are defined and exemplified. An indicator is characterized as an observable variable assumed to point to, or estimate, some other (usually unobservable) variable. It is, then, a symptom of something else. An indicator-indicated relation can be functional or it can consist in statistical by: Environmental indicators are the first line of warning against hazards caused by humans or nature catastrophes to prevent diseases and death of living organisms. The present book covers a large variety of environmental indicators from physical-chemistry through economical, bioinformatics, electromagnetic irradiation and health aspects, all. Our approach is to paint a broader picture of quality of life to complement current statistics and identify statistical “blind spots” where new data collection is needed. poverty gaps and environmental quality. 72% of the American people agreed that such quality of life indicators were needed. These results were verified in a debate. Degraded environmental quality can result from and cause unsustainable development patterns. It can have substantial economic and social consequences, from health costs to reduced agricultural output, impaired ecosystem functions and a generally lower quality of life. Environmental conditions affect the quality of life of people in various ways.