Malaysia: Environmental Health Issues

Md W. Murad, J. J. Pereira

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Abstract

Environmental health problems experienced by Malaysia originate mainly from atmospheric pollution, water pollution, climate change, ozone depletion, solid waste management as well as toxic, chemical, and hazardous waste management. With respect to atmospheric pollution, the country faces the problems of urban air pollution due mainly to emissions from the industrial, power generation, and transportation sectors as well as trans-boundary haze pollution. Water resources are increasingly under threat due to water pollution and rising demand, whereas changes in weather patterns, increases in extreme weather, and natural disasters as well as changes in seasons which are attributed to climate change. Future changes in climate are expected to cause rising sea levels, loss of agricultural production, and variations in freshwater availability, among others. Various measures are being taken to address these challenges. The Ministry of Health of Malaysia is actively pursuing the environmental health agenda in Malaysia. The capacity of all state and district health officers on environmental health is being strengthened. The cooperation with other agencies at district, state, and national levels, to resolve social, economic, and environmental issues, is also being enhanced for this purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Environmental Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages577-594
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780444522726
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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atmospheric pollution
water pollution
waste management
weather
climate change
urban pollution
ozone depletion
haze
natural disaster
hazardous waste
power generation
environmental issue
agricultural production
solid waste
water resource
pollution
climate
economics
environmental health
health

Keywords

  • Atmospheric pollution
  • Chemical and hazardous waste
  • Climate change
  • Environmental challenges
  • Environmental health
  • Malaysia
  • Ozone depletion
  • Solid waste
  • Toxic
  • Water pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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Murad, M. W., & Pereira, J. J. (2011). Malaysia: Environmental Health Issues. In Encyclopedia of Environmental Health (pp. 577-594). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-52272-6.00539-0

Malaysia : Environmental Health Issues. / Murad, Md W.; Pereira, J. J.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Elsevier Inc., 2011. p. 577-594.

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Murad, MW & Pereira, JJ 2011, Malaysia: Environmental Health Issues. in Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Elsevier Inc., pp. 577-594. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-52272-6.00539-0
Murad MW, Pereira JJ. Malaysia: Environmental Health Issues. In Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Elsevier Inc. 2011. p. 577-594 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-52272-6.00539-0
Murad, Md W. ; Pereira, J. J. / Malaysia : Environmental Health Issues. Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Elsevier Inc., 2011. pp. 577-594
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