Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 23, 2009
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Environmental Health Risk 2009 is the fifth International Conference in this successful series which started at the University of Cardiff, UK in 2001 followed by the second at the University of Catania in 2003, the third in Bologna in 2005, and the last in Malta in 2007.

Health problems related to the environment have become a major source of concern all over the world. The health of the population depends upon good quality environmental factors including air, water, soil, food and many others.

The aim of society is to establish measures that can eliminate or considerably reduce hazardous factors from the human environment to minimize the associated health risks. The ability to achieve these objectives is in great part dependent on the development of suitable experimental, modelling and interpretive techniques, which allow a balanced assessment of the risk involved as well as suggesting ways in which the situation can be improved.

The interaction between environmental risk and health is often complex and can involve a variety of social, occupational and lifestyle factors. This emphasises the importance of considering an interdisciplinary approach.

The Conference aims to provide a forum for the dissemination and exchange of information on the diverse aspects of the impact of environmental factors on health across different disciplines.

Conference Topics:
- Risk prevention and monitoring
- Air pollution
- Water quality issues
- Food contamination
- Occupational health
- Social and economic issues
- Radiation fields
- Accident and man-made risks
- Toxicology analysis
- Epidemiological studies and pandemics
- Control of pollution risk
- Mitigation problems
- Ecology and health
- Waste disposal
- Disaster management and preparedness
- Noise
- Lifestyle risk
- Prevention strategies
- The built environment and health

Conference papers are reviewed by members of the Committee and other colleagues and selected papers will be rapidly processed for publication in book form. In addition, all papers in the conference book will be permanently archived in the Transactions of the Wessex Institute on our eLibrary site, where they will be available to the international scientific community. Papers presented at Wessex Institute Conferences appear regularly in notable review, publication and databases.