Environmental Health Problems of Rural Populations

  • Cornelia F. Mutel
  • Kelley J. Donham


The Natural Environment is often cited as one of the major advantages of rural over urban life, and many a migrant to the city has yearned for the sight of green fields, the smell of fresh-cut hay, the sound of a clear running brook, or simply a deep breath of clear country air.... By and large, rural residents have been little more beneficent in their relations with nature than the denizens of our concrete and asphalt jungles. Indeed, profligate waste and destructiveness have marked the exploitation of our land and other natural resources since the earliest white settlements in America. [1]


Solid Waste Rural Resident Anhydrous Ammonia Case Fatality Ratio Fugitive Dust 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelia F. Mutel
    • 1
  • Kelley J. Donham
    • 1
  1. 1.Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine Training Program, Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, College of MedicineThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA

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