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Environment and health
Just like everywhere else, there is a close connection between the environment and health in Brussels. Pollution of the outside air, pollution of the inside air, water pollution, exposure to noise, the management of contaminated soil, access to natural spaces, etc. The health and quality of life of Brussels inhabitants are the subtext to almost all of the issues explored within this State of the Environment Report. You can access these issues via the column on the left, opposite.
In addition to the topics covered in the rest of the report, this chapter specifically tackles two examples of the impact of our behaviour on our health: the use of disinfectants for cleaning floors (in particular in child reception environments) and their consequences on the quality of the inside air; and managing the risk posed by Lyme's disease.
Other issues have been tackled within the scope of previous editions of the Report. Do not hesitate to consult these (also via the column opposite).
Finally, various documents which have been produced at the same time as the Reports of the State of the Environment are also useful for examining the connections between the environment and health, and they supplement the issues tackled within the reports on the State of the Environment:
Les accords internationaux et leurs implications en matière de fourniture de données impact local : protéger la santé publique ("The international agreements and their implications in matter of data supply: Protect the public health", factsheet, .pdf, in French and Dutch only)
Risks : electromagnetic waves :