Risk Communication in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of the Environmental Movement
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In comparison with Japan, North America and western Europe, the health prospects of people in the countries of central and eastern Europe a are grim. People in this part of the European Region live a decade shorter, and infant mortality is higher than in the rest of the industrialized world. High rates of acute respiratory diseases and lead poisoning are among the causes of health problems in childhood. The evidence of cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer — the chief causes of death — has tended to increase in recent years. The growing gap between east and west began to emerge in the 1960s, resulting from a stagnation or decrease of life expectancy in countries of central and eastern Europe and an increase in western Europe.
KeywordsLocal Government Hazardous Waste Public Participation Risk Communication Environmental Impact Assessment
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