oa CSIR Science Scope - Research aims to curb effects of air and water pollution : health and disabilities
|Article Title||Research aims to curb effects of air and water pollution : health and disabilities|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Author||Renate Janse Van Vuuren|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||32 - 34|
South Africa has many contrasts, as reflected in its diversity of cultures and communities. Wealthy communities living in environments that do not pose significant health risks, with access to education, health facilities, electricity and safe water supply are juxtaposed with poorer communities who are exposed to elevated levels of air pollution and inadequate sanitation and water facilities. This poses big challenges for the CSIR's human and environmental health researchers.
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