Environmental Health Plan - 2006-2015

Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment (2006)

It is reportedly known that the quality of life has been improving in recent years, but a public health crisis due to environmental pollution increases as well every year. Since the arrival of new millenium in 2000, environmental pollution becomes more serious as its impact on public health increases year by year. The habitants of industrial complexes and abandoned mines are appealing health damages, and concerns for diseases due to environmental agent such as atopic dermatitis and asthma are spreading seriously. All these are attributable to the increase of the use of chemicals in daily lives, rise of expectation of the people for the quality of environment, as well as diversification of the causes of environmental pollution. The environmental health issue now becomes intense societal concern.