Physical environment: key references and evidence


Note: this page includes only a small number of key references. It is not, and is not intended to be, comprehensive. More detailed lists of references on environmental justice can be found within, for example, the 2005 report by Fairburn et al (published by SNIFFER) and the 2003 report by Beck, both of which are cited below.

Health Protection Agency. Health Protection in the 21st Century - Understanding the Burden of Disease; preparing for the future. London: HPA, 2005. (Can be downloaded from the relevant page of the Health Protection Agency website)

Beck, SA. Environmental justice in Scotland: How the Healthy Environment Network interpret this concept and what is happening in Scotland to address environmental injustice? Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland, 2003.

CAG Consultants. Differential Social Impacts of Climate Change in the UK. Edinburgh: SNIFFER, 2009.

Curtice J. et al. Public attitudes and environmental justice in Scotland: a report for the Scottish Executive on research to inform the development and evaluation of environmental justice policy. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Social Research 2005

Fairburn J, Walker G, Mitchell G. Investigating Environmental Justice In Scotland: Links Between Measures Of Environmental Quality And Social Deprivation. Edinburgh: Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER), 2005

Friends of the Earth. Pollution and poverty - breaking the link. London: Friends of the Earth, 2001.

Health Protection Agency. Health Protection in the 21st Century - Understanding the Burden of Disease; preparing for the future. HPA, 2005. (Can be downloaded from the relevant page of the Health Protection Agency website)

Howden-Chapman P. et al. Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: cluster randomised study in the community. BMJ 2007;334;460.

Lindley S and O’Neill J. Flood disadvantage in Scotland: mapping the potential losses in well-being. Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research, 2013.

Mitchell R and Popham F. Effect of exposure to natural environment on health inequalities: an observational population study. Lancet 2008; 372: 1655-60.

Morris G, Beck S, Hanlon P, Robertson R. Getting strategic about environment and health. Public Health 2006; 120(10):889-903.

Naske N, Taylor L, Mulvihill C, Doyle N. Housing and public health: a review of reviews of interventions for improving health. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2005.

Pope CA, Ezzati M, Dockery DW. Fine-Particulate Air Pollution and Life Expectancy in the United States. N Engl J Med 2009;360:376-86.

Scandrett E. Environmental justice. In Promoting health: politics and practice. Edited by L. Adams, M. Amos, and J. Munro. London: Sage, 2002.

Scandrett E, Dunion K, McBride G. The campaign for environmental justice in Scotland, Local Environment 5 (4): 467-474, 2000.

Scottish Executive. Choosing Our Future: Scotland's Sustainable Development Strategy. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2005.

Scottish Government. Good Places, Better Health: A New approach to the Environment and Health in Scotland: Implementation Plan, 2008. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2008.

Scottish Government. Good Places, Better Health for Scotland's Children. Prepared by the Evaluation Group of Good Places Better Health. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2011.

Scottish Government. Scottish Environment Statistics. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2013.

Scottish Government. Creating Places - A policy statement on arhitecture and place for Scotland. Edinburgh, Scottish Government, 2013.

Scottish Government. Scottish Planning Policy Scottish Government Position Statement - January 2014 (431 KB). Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2014.

Scottish Government. Proposed National Planning Framework 3. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2014.

US Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental Justice: basic information. Washington: US Environmental Protection Agency, 2003.

Walker G, Bickerstaff K. Polluting the poor: an environmental justice agenda for the UK? University of London, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College. Critical Urban Studies: Occasional Papers. 2000

Walker G, Fairburn J, Bickerstaff K. Ethnicity and risk: the characteristics of populations in census wards containing major accident hazards in England and Wales. Staffordshire University, Department of Geography. Occasional Papers, 2001

Prüss-Üstün A, Corvalán C. Preventing disease through healthy environments: towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease. Geneva: World Health Organisation, 2006.

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish Briefings on NICE public health guidance - Index page

NHS Evidence: Public health evidence - Home page

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination - Home page

Cochrane Reviews - Topic index page

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library - Home page

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance - Find Guidance page

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) - Home page

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