After the collapse of the Soviet system, the immense problems of environmental pollution in Central and Eastern Europe were widely publicized. Less well known were its effects on health in the region, which have led to a serious health crisis. This report examines the degree to which the pollution adversely affected human health, putting it in the context of other health determinants such as socioeconomic factors, health care standards and availability, and lifestyle factors. Among the numerous pollutants, the report points to lead, dust, toxic gases, and nitrates in rural water supplies as having a significant impact on health in Central and Eastern Europe. The author suggests possible avenues for international action. However, an analysis of the determinants of health reveals that addressing the pollution problems alone will not solve the health crisis. Improving health in this region will depend on the changing economic fortunes of individual countries and the ability of each to create a supportive social environment for its citizens.The oil demand projections are fairly typical, as many forecasts show world oil demand rising toward 90 mb/d by 2010 in their base forecasts. However, the oil price assumptions vary considerably. Under fairly flat real oil price assumptions, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Review and Outlook for the World Oil Market|
|Author||:||Shane S. Streifel|
|Publisher||:||World Bank Publications - 1995-01-01|