|GP: Integrated Environment and Health Monitoring - Poland|
Joanna Pruchnicka, Janina Wuczyñska, Newsletter, Polish Environmental Health Action Plan, Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, Sosnowiec, Vol. 1, 2002
Within the Long-Term Programme “Environment and Health”, the task oriented towards development and model implementation of integrated monitoring of environmental health hazards has been executed since the year 2000. The task is based on collected information on environment and health monitoring systems operating in Poland. The WHO recommendations on application of environmental health indicators in monitoring systems are also used. Information and data obtained during the first stage of the project provided background for designing a model system for monitoring of environmental health hazards in ecological hot-spot areas (the regions of Silesia and Lower Silesia). During execution of the monitoring task, special attention has been paid to possibilities of application of modern environmental health risk assessment methods. The pilot study on this issue has demonstrated scarcity of data necessary for full application of the evaluated methodology. Within the analysis, feasibility study on application of WHO recommendations has been performed.