Report: Environmental Health Issues in Kansas – An Overview

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Oct 18, 2006


Gianfranco Pezzino, M.D., M.P.H.


The environment in which we live can affect our health. Environmental hazards can contribute to the development of health conditions such as asthma, cardiovascular disease, lead poisoning and cancer. This report identifies important environmental health issues in Kansas and emphasizes the need for stronger environmental health surveillance and analysis that will capture the effects of the environment on health outcomes so that health issues can be prioritized and interventions implemented.

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The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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