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Agriculture is the production, processing, marketing, and use of foods, fibers and byproducts from plant crops and animals. Agriculture was the key development that led to the rise of human civilization; with the domestication of animals and plants, creating food surpluses that enabled the development of more densely populated and stratified societies. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science.

 
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World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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Acknowledgements This document was prepared by W ' s Programme of Nutrition under the direction of Dr Graeme Clugston, and Ms Randa Saadeh, technical officer, who had overall responsibility for the activity. WHO gratefblly aclcnowledges the conixibution of the Tropical Nutrition Laboratory of ORSTOM at Montpellier (France) for hosting the Consultation and assisting in the preparation of its report; UNICEF and UNU for their financial and technical support; and the Program...

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: E. G. Webster

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Acknowledgements In addition to staff members of the Division of Strengthening of Health Services, the authors are particularly grateful to the following persons in WHO programmes in Headquarters and Regional Offices for reviewing draft material in detail and suggesting revisions.

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World Health Organization : Year 1998 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Joel Almeida, Dr.

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INTRODUCTION It is estimated that there were 1.3 billion people in the world living in absolute poverty in 1993, well over a fifth of the earth's population (WHO, 1997a). The greatest incidence of poverty occurs in South Asia at a rate three times this average. In Bangladesh in particular, the percentage of the population below the absolute poverty line is estimated at 52% (Haq, 1997). The correlation between poverty and ill-health is undeniably strong. Ill-health reduce...

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World Health Organization : Year 2002 ; Assessment Document, A7356...

By: Stuart Dobson, Dr.

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals. Internationa...

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World Health Organization : Year 2002 ; Assessment Document, A7437...

By: I. Mangelsdorf, Dr.

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals. Internationa...

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World Health Organization : Year 2002 ; Assessment Document, A7535...

By: Celia Elliott Minty, Dr.

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals. Internationa...

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World Health Organization : Year 2004 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: World Health Organization

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1 INTRODUCTION Although there is a flourishing literature on globalization and health,1 much remains to be understood about how the processes of globalization affect health outcomes, and consequently about what local and global public health responses are appropriate. One major focus of this literature has been the links between globalization and infectious disease. There are particular concerns that globalization is impacting on the epidemiology of infectious disease, a...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1998 ; Issue 92415300...

By: K. Hughes

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1998 ; Issue 92415300...

By: R. Gomes

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1998 ; Issue 92415300...

By: K. Hughes

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1998 ; Issue 92415300...

By: W. Dormer

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1998 ; Issue 92415300...

By: J. Bard

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1998 ; Issue 92415300...

By: G. Koennecker

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FOREWORD While every effort is made to ensure that CICADs Concise International Chemical Assessment information is being developed constantly. Unless Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of otherwise stated, CICADs are based on a search of the publications from the International Programme on scientific literature to the date shown in the executive Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of summary. In the event that a reader becomes aware of the World H...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1998 ; Issue 92415301...

By: J. Wess

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1999 ; Issue 92415300...

By: A. Boehncke

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals. CICADs are c...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1999 ; Issue 92415301...

By: Miled Williams Johnson

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals. CICADs are c...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1999 ; Issue 92415301...

By: World Health Organization

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals. CICADs are c...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1999 ; Issue 92415301...

By: R. Cary

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals. CICADs are c...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1999 ; Issue 92415301...

By: World Health Organization

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FOREWORD Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs) are the latest in a family of publications from the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) — a cooperative programme of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CICADs join the Environmental Health Criteria documents (EHCs) as authoritative documents on the risk assessment of chemicals.

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1999 ; Issue 92415301...

By: World Health Organization

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This CICAD on cumene was prepared by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is based on the US EPA’s Health and environmental effects document for cumene (US EPA, 1987), the US EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) file on cumene (US EPA, 1997), and the United Kingdom’s Environmental hazard assessment (EHA): Cumene (UK DOE, 1994), supplemented by a literature search on the ecology-based AQUIRE (Aquatic Toxicity Information Retriev...

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