+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Environmental health counseling center of the Wiesbaden public health office--concept and initial experiences

, : Environmental health counseling center of the Wiesbaden public health office--concept and initial experiences. Das Offentliche Gesundheitswesen 53(8-9): 587-590

Science-especially scientific investigations about toxic agents--has greatly improved our knowledge of toxic effects on humans in the last years. The fact that even very low concentrations of anthropogenic noxae can be harmful, is now well established. The population at large has developed considerable sensitivity and mind expansion for these problems, in respect of those pollutants, which can be expected to harm both human health and the environment. The fear that man-made pollution increases the risk of diseases is justified. For these reasons public health offices are being increasingly questioned practising and challenged by the population in General and also by physicians. Hence, in 1990 we decided to set up an advisory board in environmental medicine within the public health office to meet these demands. The idea behind this consulting project is to inform the community, the practitioners and especially the persons concerned with possible solutions of such problems. In the following we report on the planning, contents and aims of this programme. Summing up our experiences so far, we can say that the main task lies in the necessity to respond to individual problems of those who are concerned, of there who asked questions, and who take advantage of our offer. This is a difficult and demanding task, but it is worthwhile, because there is no alternative. Within a few months we successfully established the advisory board that has proved useful both to patients and to practising physicians.


PMID: 1837900

Other references

Abitbol, V.; Aschkenasy, A.; Piette, M., 1956: Inhibition of alkaline phosphatase activity of bone marrow by ACTH in the rat; protective effect of heparin. Comptes Rendus des Seances de la Societe de Biologie et de Ses Filiales 150(6): 1168-1170

Hyde, M.K.; White, K.M., 2015: Perceptions of organ donors and willingness to donate organs upon death: a test of the prototype/willingness model. Understanding people's organ donation decisions may narrow the gap between organ supply and demand. In two studies, participants who had not recorded their posthumous organ donation decision (Study 1, N = 210; Study 2, N = 307) completed item...

Sashin, D.; Slasky, B.S.; Pearsall, C.R., 1993: Reduced dose and improved image quality with a computerized line-scan radiography system. Diode-array digital radiography (DADR) is a patented technology which shows promise for producing improved radiographic image quality while reducing the X-ray dose to the patient. DADR combines geometric scatter rejection with a scintillator and s...

Wang, X.; Xiu, P.; Wang, F.; Zhong, J.; Wei, H.; Xu, Z.; Liu, F.; Li, J., 2017: P18 peptide, a functional fragment of pigment epithelial-derived factor, inhibits angiogenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma via modulating VEGF/VEGFR2 signalling pathway. The P18 peptide is a functional fragment of pigment epithelial-derived factor (PEDF), which is an endogenic angiogenesis inhibitor. This study sought to determine the anti-angiogenic bioactivity of the P18 peptide in hepato-cellular carcinoma (HCC...

Ashraf, O.M.; Zanelli, S.A.; Zubrow, A.B.; Mishra, O.P.; Delivoria Papadopoulos, M., 2000: Effect of hypoxia on nitration of Bax and Bcl-2 proteins in neuronal nuclei of newborn piglets. Pediatric Research 47(4 Part 2): 455A, April

Bartell, J.M.; Smith, M.A., 2004: Physician professionalism and organizational efforts to improve quality: a systems perspective. The issue of physician professionalism has grown in importance in recent years, in part because of perceptions that our rapidly changing health care system and the incentives associated with managed care threaten professionalism. Inherent conflict...

Kumar, N.; Timmermans, C.; Pison, L.; Crijns, H., 2014: Hemoptysis: déjà vu for cryoballoon use for pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation ablation. Chest 145(6): 1435-1435

Xu, H.; Li, J.; Zhang, K.; Gelband, H.; Stolfi, A.; Pickoff, A.S., 1989: The electrophysiologic effects of sotalol on the action potential of the nascent canine purkinje's fibers. Utilizing standard microelectrode stimulation and recording techniques, the electrophysiologic effects of the new antiarrhythmic agent sotalol were studied in Purkinje's fibers obtained from six nascent mongrel canines (ages 5 .apprx. 15 days...

Lahariya, C.; Sudfeld, C.R.; Lahariya, D.; Tomar, S.S., 2011: Causes of child deaths in India, 1985-2008: a systematic review of literature. To understand the causes of child deaths in order to implement appropriate child survival interventions in the country. We present a systematic review of studies reporting causes of child, infant, and neonatal deaths from India for 1985 to 2008. P...

Takagishi, H.; Ushioda, T., 1961: Studies on urea-formaldehyde. Ureaform as nitrogenous fertilizer. II. Characteristics of the mineralization of methylol-type derivatives under upland conditions.. Methylol-type derivatives were transformed into NH4-N more gradually than methylene-type derivatives. In soil, combined formaldehyde (methylol group) behaved like free formaldehyde except for differences in the power of inhibiting mineralization o...