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Descriptor English: Health Effects of Disasters
Descriptor Spanish: Efectos de Desastres en la Salud
Descriptor Portuguese: Efeitos de Desastres na Saúde
Descriptor French: Effets des Catastrophes sur la Santé
Tree number(s): SP8.946.117.217.104
Scope note: The term deals exclusively with non-communicable diseases; includes health effects of radiation and volcanic ash, air pollution control, air quality, water pollution and industrial accidents, stress-related problems that have physical manifestations of developing short or prolonged (heart attacks, miscarriages). It excludes water, pathogen contamination, sanitation, zoonoses, invertebrate vectors and rodents that carry diseases.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
SN statistics & numerical data
DeCS ID: 22769
Unique ID: DDCS022769
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Health Effects of Disasters - Preferred
Concept UI FD00057896
Scope note The term deals exclusively with non-communicable diseases; includes health effects of radiation and volcanic ash, air pollution control, air quality, water pollution and industrial accidents, stress-related problems that have physical manifestations of developing short or prolonged (heart attacks, miscarriages). It excludes water, pathogen contamination, sanitation, zoonoses, invertebrate vectors and rodents that carry diseases.
Preferred term Health Effects of Disasters



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