Environmental Epidemiology on small areas. Ph. D. Alessandro Menegozzo. Agenzia Regionale Prevenzione Protezione Ambientale Veneto ( Italy ) www.arpa.veneto.it , email : [email protected] Background.
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( real or potential ) to the population exposed to environmental pollutants with the purpose of identifying the sources responsible for the pollution.
The added risk from environmental factors interacts with non environmental risk factors:
A)Identify the suspicious sources and risk areas from emissions register, environmental data and modeling
B) Choose a study area, including risk areas, with a population of suitable dimensions
C) Build the thematic map of the study area
D) Acquiring and georeference the road, socio-health and personal databases
E) Identify possible health damage and environmental diseases
F) Show evidence of the environmental disease clusters associated with selected factors
G) Filter the clusters from non environmental risk factor cases
H) Verify the filtered clusters by biochemical methods on tissue
G) clusters purification
Patients ( or at relatives in case of death ) of these clusters have to be given a questionnaire to identify and exclude non prevalent environmental cases