|Document ID (ISN)||112540|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0013-9270 - Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Prüss-Ustün A., Vickers C., Haefliger P., Bertollini R.
||Knowns and unknowns on burden of disease due to chemicals: A systematic review
||2011, No.10:9, 15p. Illus. 95 ref.
||Knowns_and_unknowns_on_burden_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||Little is known about the global disease burden related to chemicals. This literature survey analyzes the known burden related to selected chemicals or their mixtures. In total, 4.9 million deaths (8.3% of total) and 86 million disability-adjusted life years (5.7% of total) were attributable to environmental exposure and management of selected chemicals in 2004. The largest contributors include indoor smoke from solid fuel use, outdoor air pollution and second-hand smoke, with 2.0, 1.2 and 0.6 million deaths respectively. These are followed by occupational particulates, chemicals involved in acute poisonings, and pesticides involved in self-poisonings, with 375,000, 240,000 and 186,000 annual deaths, respectively. Other findings are discussed.
||toxic substances; chemical products; state of health; fatalities; frequency rates
||atmospheric pollution; smoke; passive smoking; suicide; compilation of statistics; poisoning; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Safety and health information