This paper reflects the increasing realisation that health and the environment are inextricably linked. Part of the Policy futures for UK health - Pathfinder Technical Series.
Stephen Palmer addresses the links between health and the environment in terms of, amongst others, globalisation, and trends in leisure activities, housing and air quality. The paper advocates an evidence-base linking environmental hazards to health, resulting in an integrated policy approach involving the public.
Palmer S (1999) The physical environment. A review of trends in the natural and built environment. Briefing. Policy futures for UK health - Pathfinder Technical Series No 2. Nuffield Trust.