The impact of the environment on health in Mongolia: a systematic review

Jadambaa, Amarzaya, Spickett, Jeffery, Badrakh, Burmaajav and Norman, Rosana E. (2015) The impact of the environment on health in Mongolia: a systematic review. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27 1: 45-75. doi:10.1177/1010539514545648


Author Jadambaa, Amarzaya
Spickett, Jeffery
Badrakh, Burmaajav
Norman, Rosana E.
Title The impact of the environment on health in Mongolia: a systematic review
Journal name Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1010-5395
1941-2479
Publication date 2015-01-19
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1177/1010539514545648
Open Access Status
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 45
End page 75
Total pages 31
Place of publication Thousand Oaks CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Mongolia has significant exposure to environmental risk factors because of poor environmental management and behaviors, and children are increasingly vulnerable to these threats. This study aimed to assess levels of exposure and summarize the evidence for associations between exposures to environmental risk factors and adverse health outcomes in Mongolia, with a particular focus on children. A systematic review was conducted using the PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Global Health Library, CINAHL, CABI, Scopus, and mongolmed.mn electronic databases up to April 2014 . A total of 59 studies meeting the predetermined criteria were included. Results indicate that the Mongolian population has significant exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution, metals, environmental tobacco smoke, and other chemical toxins, and these risk factors have been linked to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases among adults and respiratory diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders among children. Well-designed epidemiological investigations in vulnerable populations especially in pregnant women and children are recommended.
Keyword Environmental risk factors
Exposure
Health outcomes
Children's health
Mongolia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 10 August 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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