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MATUS C, Patricia. Evaluation of public health risk: A new instrument for environmental management in Chile. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2011, vol.139, n.8, pp.1075-1080. ISSN 0034-9887.

One of the main challenges in environmental management is to prevent the public health impact of projects that can cause pollution. To tackle this problem, the new Chilean bill on environmental management has defined the need to determine the potential health risks of a given Project. This paper gives a summary of the method used for risk evaluation and its evolution. Its incorporation in the Environmental Impact Evaluation System is proposed, to guarantee an effective prevention of the potential risks on health of new projects.

Keywords : Air pollution; Environment; Public health.

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