Dwelling disparities: how poor housing leads to poor health

Environ Health Perspect. 2005 May;113(5):A310-7. doi: 10.1289/ehp.113-a310.


In recent years, environmental health science has broadened the scope of its inquiries, expanding its investigations beyond the effects of single pollutants on individuals to incorporate the entire panorama of external factors that may affect people's health. Consideration of the health impacts of the built environment-the human-modified places where we live, work, play, shop, and more-has been a key element in the ongoing evolution of the field of environmental health.

MeSH terms

  • Environment Design
  • Environmental Exposure*
  • Environmental Health*
  • Environmental Pollutants / poisoning*
  • Facility Design and Construction
  • Geographic Information Systems*
  • Housing*
  • Humans
  • Knowledge
  • Poverty*
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Social Conditions


  • Environmental Pollutants