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dc.contributor.authorKrometis, Leigh Anne Henryen
dc.contributor.authorGohlke, Julia M.en
dc.contributor.authorKolivras, Korine N.en
dc.contributor.authorSatterwhite, Emily M.en
dc.contributor.authorMarmagas, Susan Westen
dc.contributor.authorMarr, Linsey C.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-09T18:10:20Zen
dc.date.available2018-02-09T18:10:20Zen
dc.date.issued2017-09-26en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/82050en
dc.description.abstractHealth disparities that cannot be fully explained by socio-behavioral factors persist in the Central Appalachian region of the United States. A review of available studies of environmental impacts on Appalachian health and analysis of recent public data indicates that while disparities exist, most studies of local environmental quality focus on the preservation of nonhuman biodiversity rather than on effects on human health. The limited public health studies available focus primarily on the impacts of coal mining and do not measure personal exposure, constraining the ability to identify causal relationships between environmental conditions and public health. Future efforts must engage community members in examining all potential sources of environmental health disparities to identify effective potential interventions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch funding: Funding for this research was provided by the Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment; the Virginia Tech Global Change Center; and the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech. Conflict of interest: Authors state no conflict of interest. Informed consent: Informed consent is not applicable. Ethical approval: The conducted research is not related to either human or animals use.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherDe Gruyteren
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectair qualityen
dc.subjectCentral Appalachiaen
dc.subjectcoal miningen
dc.subjectenvironmental healthen
dc.subjecthealth disparitiesen
dc.subjectrural healthen
dc.subjectwater qualityen
dc.titleEnvironmental health disparities in the Central Appalachian region of the United Statesen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.contributor.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineeringen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological Systems Engineeringen
dc.contributor.departmentGeographyen
dc.contributor.departmentPopulation Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.departmentReligion and Cultureen
dc.title.serialReviews on Environmental Healthen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1515/reveh-2017-0012en
dc.identifier.volume32en
dc.identifier.issue3en


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