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Critical linkages between land use change and human health in the Amazon region : a scoping review

Mastel, Molly and Bussalleu, Alejandra and Paz-Soldán, Valerie A. and Salmón-Mulanovich, Gabriela and Valdés-Velásquez, Armando and Hartinger, Stella M.. (2018) Critical linkages between land use change and human health in the Amazon region : a scoping review. PLoS ONE, 13 (6). e0196414.

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Abstract

Land use change (LUC) is a main cause of global environmental change, and is an important activity to be studied. Our research aims to examine the current state of evidence on the link between LUC and human health in the Amazon region. We conducted a scoping review of literature in two research databases, resulting in 14 papers for analysis. Our analysis demonstrated a lack of clear definitions for LUC, a wide variety of negative health effects from LUC, the lack of qualitative articles, a lack of studies exploring the potential positive health effects of LUC, and the predominance of studies coming from the Brazilian Amazon. Our study validated the prevailing idea that LUC can lead to negative health consequences, if not managed properly.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Household Economics and Health Systems Research > Household Health Systems (Mäusezahl)
UniBasel Contributors:Hartinger, Stella
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Review Article
Publisher:Public Library of Science
e-ISSN:1932-6203
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:07 Sep 2018 11:35
Deposited On:03 Jul 2018 10:37

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