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World Health Organization’s Standards from the Viewpoint of Health Risks

  • Dana M. Barry
  • Hideyuki Kanematsu
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Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a special agency of the United Nations (UN). It was established in 1948 and is concerned with international public health. Its objective is for all people to attain the highest level of health. In order to do this, the organization must control diseases, injuries, environmental pollution, etc. This chapter describes the World Health Organization and discusses its standards (acceptable limits of various contaminants present in the air, water, etc.), especially in regards to the heavy metals and several other metallic materials.

Keywords

United Nations Methyl Mercury Gallium Arsenide Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake International Public Health 
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© Springer Japan 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clarkson’s Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Electrical & Computer EngineeringClarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)Clarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA
  3. 3.National Institute of Technology, Suzuka CollegeSuzukaJapan

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