Monitoring Environmental Conditions For Better Health

Monitoring Environmental Conditions For Better Health

How can we better monitor the spaces we live in for potential health risks?

Kyle Studstill
  • 10 august 2010

At the TEDMED conference held in October 2009, geographic researcher Bill Davenhall delivered a talk titled Your Health Depends On Where You Live, noting the critical importance of simple demographic data when it comes to identifying and diagnosing potential health conditions. Davenhall identified a number of ways that environmental factors can serve as key indicators of future health, calling to attention the lack of consideration paid to these potentially telling signals:

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