What We Know

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The information in the following chapters presents a snapshot of what we know about issues of Environmental Health in Israel. The information is based on the "Environmental Health in Israel 2014" report, the result of a productive collaboration between the Environment and Health Fund, the Ministry of Health, professionals and scientists in the field.

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Pesticides

Pesticides are mixtures of substances used in agriculture and in urban environments to protect...

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Chemicals in Consumer Products

Consumer products are potential sources of exposure to heavy metals, endocrine disrupting chemicals...

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Ambient Air Quality

Sources of ambient (outdoor) air pollution include natural phenomena such as dust storms...

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Biomonitoring

Human biomonitoring (HBM) is a tool for measuring exposure to environmental chemicals by measuring substances...

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Asbestos

Asbestos is a fibrous material that is a human carcinogen (Group 1). Exposure to asbestos affects...

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Chemical Food Contaminants

Chemical food contaminants are substances that have been unintentionally added to food...

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Chemical Parameters in Drinking Water
Exposure to chemical contaminants in drinking water has been associated with an array of adverse health... More details
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Climate Change
Climate change poses serious threats to public health. Extreme heat contributes to deaths ...
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Environmental Health Indicators and Trends
There is clear scientific evidence that environmental risk factors affect human health and are significant...
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Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is a mixture of solid particles and gases containing toxic...

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Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to air quality inside closed environments, such as buildings... More details
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Non-Ionizing Radiation

Non-ionizing radiation (NIR) refers to electromagnetic radiation with insufficient...

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Planning

Rapid development, industrialization, urbanization and the resulting increase in pollution and population...

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Vulnerable Populations
The term “vulnerable populations” has a broad and flexible definition in the context of environmental... More details
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Wastewater
The main potential risk to public health from the use of wastewater for agricultural irrigation... More details