Archive \ Volume.6 2017 Issue 1

Health care and Geomedicine: A Review

Salvi Setia , Simarpreet Singh , Anmol Mathur , Diljot Kaur Makkar , Vikram Pal Aggarwal
Abstract

Health is on a continuum—one does not arrive at good health accidentally. Personal health begins before birth and continues throughout a person’s life. There is a strong link between health and geography. For a better understanding of the oral health/disease process, it becomes interesting to explore the relationships between surroundings and Community Health. Unfortunately, today’s medical record remains silent about the accumulation of environmental health impacts and risks of the patient. In 2012, an estimated 12.6 million deaths globally were attributable to the environment. The air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the ecosystems which sustain us are estimated to be responsible for 23 per cent of all deaths worldwide. Hence this review is being designed to emphasize the importance of environmental factors towards the health of the population, making this information available to each and every individual.


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