A brief introduction to... The built environment and health

Bird, C. (2012) A brief introduction to... The built environment and health. Perspectives in Public Health, 132 (3). p. 105. ISSN 1757-9139 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/16878


Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757913912444043


The built environment through its form, layout and design has an impact on the health of individuals and populations. The health impacts of the built environment are firstly the direct physical impacts on health through polluted air and water, poorly ventilated and heated buildings and the hazards of road traffic. But there are also significant impacts on the wider determinants of health. These include many indirect social and behavioural effects: on the exercise we take and the people we meet; on access to housing, employment opportunities, health services and other facilities. This piece provides a brief overview of the connections between the built environment and health.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:built environment, health
ID Code:16878
Deposited By: C. Bird
Deposited On:30 May 2012 14:24
Last Modified:29 Nov 2017 17:54

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