Health issues of travellers

Bauer, Irmgard (2019) Health issues of travellers. In: Nriagu, J, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Elsevier, Amsterdam, NDL, pp. 444-452.

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Abstract

The link between tourism and the environment usually presents as tourism harming the environment. Innumerable studies have examined tourism’s predominantly negative impact on the environment. Environmental impact assessment instruments have been developed that, at present, in many parts of the world, form a mandatory part of a development application. On the other hand, research on the environment harming the traveler is scarce. Events are usually poorly documented, perhaps only as a short but sensational headline in the media, and many incidents go unreported. The paucity of detailed records often leaves insurance claims as the only basis for some understanding of the magnitude of environmental hazards for travelers. In addition, little information is made available by the tourism industry, as published events can damage the image of a location and affect sales.

Item ID: 60987
Item Type: Book Chapter (Later Edition)
ISBN: 978-0-444-63951-6
Keywords: acute mountain sickness; high altitude cerebral edema; Hyperthermia; nonfreezing cold injury; travel health advice
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2020 00:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 20%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health @ 50%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 20%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 30%
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